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  1. 'Great Girls in Michigan History' shares stories of young girls who made historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Michigan Radio

    Patricia Majher's book Great Girls in Michigan History profiles 20 girls in Michigan who accomplished great feats before the age of 20. Majher says while the girls were from all over the state with different areas of expertise, they all shared some personality traits. She describes them as precocious, self-driven, and not allowing obstacles to stand in their way.

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  2. People behind Grand Rapids-area pharmacy scheme face prison time, restitutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    The former CEO of a pharmacy in the Grand Rapids area has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit healthcare fraud. The conspiracy involves dozens of employees.

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  3. Bomb threat, crash investigated at Coast Guard stationRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    A man has been arrested after driving a pickup through a U.S. Coast Guard station gate in western Michigan following a bomb threat. The Coast Guard says Ottawa County dispatchers received a phone call about 6 a.m. Sunday from a man claiming he had a bomb in his truck and was going to blow up the station in Grand Haven, about 30 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.

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  4. Michigan's investment culture must adapt to help new businesses growRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    Michigan's economy is changing, and our state's investment culture must change along with it. As we work to diversify by stimulating entrepreneurship, innovation and talent attraction, among many other things, more Michigan residents with money to invest must learn to see that betting on new local businesses is worthwhile, even if the potential for them to fail is high.

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  5. ED:Grand Rapids mayor calls on Governor Snyder to put temporary ban on fracking in MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    Grand Rapids mayor George Heartwell is calling on Governor Rick Snyder to place a temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing in the state. "Our planet is sick and it is we who have infected it.

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  6. Grand Rapids city manager recommends hiring more cops, body cameras in wake of FergusonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    City Manager Greg Sundstrom and Police Chief David Rahinsky do not believe racial profiling is a problem in the Grand Rapids Police Department. But there have been claims to the contrary in the wake of incidents in New York and Ferguson, Missouri.

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  7. Who'll be the next mayor of Grand Rapids? Little-known millennial first to throw hat in ringRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    The first candidate to announce he's in the running is Jared Funk. The 24-year-old may not have a job right now. 10 comments

  8. Autocam not required to offer birth control despite lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    A company in the Grand Rapids area is not required to provide employee health insurance for birth control as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision. A federal judge says Autocam is covered by the court's decision last year in the Hobby Lobby case.

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  9. Female inmates at Muskegon County Jail bring class-action suit over "deplorable" conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    The American Civil Liberties Union is bringing a class-action lawsuit against Muskegon County on behalf of current and former female inmates at the jail. ACLU attorney Miriam Auckerman alleges women at the jail are forced to shower and use the toilet in front of male guards.

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  10. Former Kent County Commissioner sentenced to jail for embezzlement chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    A former Kent County commissioner was sentenced to a year in jail this week. Michael Wawee Junior pleaded no contest earlier this fall to a felony embezzlement charge.

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  11. University of Michigan Regents approve athletic director and Yost Arena upgradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    The University of Michigan's Board of Regents has approved an interim athletic director appointment and a $5.8 million upgrade to a hockey arena. The board signed off Thursday on Jim Hackett's appointment and the renovations to Yost Ice Arena's rink floor and refrigeration system.

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  12. 8 Mile Road is eight miles from where?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    When Michael Imperiale moved to Michigan from Brooklyn, New York, he noticed the mile road system and wanted to know what it was all about. "I've asked people from time to time, occasionally, and no one seemed to know," Imperiale said. 2 comments

  13. 8 Mile Road is eight miles from where? The answer is more interesting than you thinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    When Michael Imperiale moved to Michigan from Brooklyn, New York, he noticed the mile road system and wanted to know what it was all about. "I've asked people from time to time, occasionally, and no one seemed to know," Imperiale said.

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  14. Ex-Kent County official pleads guilty to embezzlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    Grand Rapids police said they determined through an investigation that Wawee had overcharged families for the engraving of grave markers while working for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids-owned Holy Cross Cemetery.

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  15. ArtPrize begins in Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    More than 1,500 works of art are in competition for more than a half-million dollars in prize money. Christian Gaines is ArtPrize's executive director.

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  16. Here are 10 West Michigan trails to explore this fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    One of Grand Rapids' greatest assets is the natural beauty that surrounds this mid-size city, with amenities that you won't even find in many big cities. From small pocket parks to epic-sized Lake Michigan, you're never far away from a wooded trail, a mountain bike path, or a gorgeous beach.

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  17. Rescued from abuse, 37 West Michigan dogs are now doing wellRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    And if you've already clicked your way through the bathing and ribbon dancing baby elephants, here's something closer to home. "GRAND RAPIDS - When Malachi, a 12-year-old terrier mix, was taken by Kent County Animal Control from a suspected hoarding situation in Grand Rapids this summer, she was a mess.

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  18. It's OK to support a candidate even if you don't agree with their every positionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    There's always an element of the high school reunion about these conventions; people, including the press, look forward to them in part because they get to see old friends.

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  19. It's time for Michigan kids to start preparing to return to schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    Many school districts are holding kick off events, including Grand Rapids Public Schools which drew hundreds of grade school students and parents today.

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