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

    Friday Dec 5 | 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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  2. Former Kent County Commissioner sentenced to jail for embezzlement chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | 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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  3. University of Michigan Regents approve athletic director and Yost Arena upgradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | 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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  4. 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. 1 comment

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Join Michigan Radio for our next Issues & Ale: It's Just Politics, Election EditionRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    Thurs, Aug. 14, 6:00-7:30pm Downtown Market Grand Rapids 435 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan The hosts of Michigan Radio's popular It's Just Politics series will take to the road for a pair of live Issues & Ale events.

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  13. GOP establishment backs challenger in the 3rd district, but voters don't seem to careRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    The race to become the republican candidate for Michigan's conservative 3rd congressional district is a flip of other races across the country.

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  14. Re-thinking creativity's role in educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    But Eric Alburtus, principal of Portage Central High School, spends a big chunk of his time worrying about the arts.

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  15. Same sex couple from Grand Rapids sues to get state to recognize out-of-state marriageRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    Governor Rick Snyder's statement after a federal court overturns Michigan's ban on same sex marriage in March 2014.

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  16. Grand Rapids City Commission proposes changes to panhandling lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    Last September, the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a law that made panhandling a criminal misdemeanor, saying it trampled on the rights of free speech.

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  17. It's not quite the Kalamazoo Promise, but Grand Rapids just got a major new scholarship programRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2014 | Michigan Radio

    As many as 200 kids per year from the west side of Grand Rapids will get a chance at a free college education, thanks to a new scholarship program announced today.

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