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  1. GVSU pushes back against state's measurement of charter school performanceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | MLive.com

    Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas says the Michigan Department of Education is on a path that risks vulnerable students not being served by charter school authorizers. In August, GVSU was among 11 of the state's 40 authorizers named to an "At-Risk of Suspension" list.

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  2. Umphrey's McGee, inbound for Orbit Room, shedding the studio limits of 'Similar Skin'Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | MLive.com

    Chicago-based progressive improvisation rock band Umphrey's McGee will be bringing music from their new studio release to the Orbit Room on Oct. 25. Like many bands who earn their bread and butter - not to mention a nice home in California away from Midwest winters - with their live shows, Umphrey's McGee sometimes finds studio recordings to be a test of their occasionally heavy metal. So there has been little or no break from the road after releasing "Similar Skin," a studio recording the Chicago-based band put out in June: As part of a four-gig in four nights Midwestern start to a tour that includes 12 gigs between now and Nov. 8, the band will return to Grand Rapids' Orbit Room Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m., in an 18-and-older show.

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  3. Grand Rapids Public Schools bus driver injured after crashing into tree, not citedRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | MLive.com

    A Dean Transportation bus driver was injured this morning after becoming distracted and crashing into a tree on the city's northeast side. Two special needs students - ages 9 and 10 -- distracted the driver by jumping around in the bus as she was turning around in the dead-end portion of West Kentview Drive NE, Grand Rapids Public Schools Communications Director John Helmholdt said.

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  4. Solar eclipse coming, but where in Michigan will you be able to see it?Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | MLive.com

    This is a computer simulation of how the eclipse will look in Lansing, MI around 6:35 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014. A partial solar eclipse will occur Thursday evening, as the sun sets.

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  5. Founders Brewing seeks waiver to eliminate parking; city proposes new lot with 276 spacesRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | MLive.com

    The city's parking system is seeking Planning Commission approval to build a new downtown lot with 276 spaces, west of Founders Brewing Co. The commission this week also will consider the brewery's expansion plan , including a waiver to allow no on-site parking.

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  6. West Michigan child advocates appointed to state's new Office of Great Start Advisory CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | MLive.com

    From left, Maylin Bacon Velasquez, Jose Barrios, Nalani Ramos, and David Sosa play on their first day at the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative , Little School on Jan. 7, 2013. This was the first of several schools to open in 2013 and 2014 targeting 4-year-olds and some 3-year-olds in vulnerable neighborhoods of Grand Rapids.

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  7. Look up, safely: Solar eclipse viewing party happening downtownRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | MLive.com

    The Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association is scheduled to host a free viewing party of the celestial show Thursday, Oct. 23, atop the parking ramp for the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The moon will begin to move in front of the sun shortly after 5:30 p.m. and cast its shadow upon Earth, resulting in a partial solar eclipse.

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  8. Indictment: Grand Rapids couple illegally received $165,000 in funds for needyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MLive.com

    While his family was receiving $165,000 in public assistance, a Grand Rapids man bought a grocery store for $30,000, sold gold jewelry for $6,800 and kept bank accounts in Lebanon, a federal prosecutor alleged. "Had this information been disclosed, the defendants' application would have been rejected," Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim VerHey wrote in court documents.

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  9. Wear your sunglasses tonight and help WMU break a Guinness World RecordRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MLive.com

    The Western Student Association is hoping to break the world record for the most people wearing sunglasses at night. The record is currently held by Gilda's LaughFest 2014 in Grand Rapids , which recorded 1,675 people at an event for the comedy festival.

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  10. Weekly gas report: Average cost of fuel $3.10 as prices move downward, AAA saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MLive.com

    The average cost for regular, unleaded fuel in the Muskegon, Holland and Grand Rapids region on Monday, Oct. 20 was $3.10, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. The price reflects a 16-cent difference from last week when the average price for gas was $2.94, before quickly climbing in the $3.20s.

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  11. Grand Rapids building firm certified as 'B Corporation'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MLive.com

    Bazzani Building Co. announced it has become a certified "B Corporation," a designation awarded by B Lab, a non-profit group that promotes sustainable business practices.

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  12. Bone marrow donors sought in honor of baby boy who lived 6 weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MLive.com

    A drive to register bone marrow donors is being held Monday, Oct. 20, in honor of Benjamin Liao , a baby who died at 6 1/2 weeks, before he could undergo a bone marrow transplant. The Be the Match event is from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Big Bob's Pizza, 661 Croswell Ave. SE.

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  13. Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice in Grand Rapids: John Paul Stevens ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MLive.com

    Speaking at a luncheon honoring the 40th anniversary of President Gerald R. Ford's first months in the White House, retired U.S. Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens cited gerrymandering as a hindrance to the democratic process that must be abolished. Stevens, 94, who was appointed to the court by Ford in 1975 and served through 2010, said he thinks a Constitutional amendment that prohibits the drawing of voting districts along partisan lines eventually will happen.

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  14. Art21's Susan Sollins: What the ArtPrize juror admired about Grand Rapids' eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MLive.com

    The world's largest art prize and the arts education organization both were determined to bring contemporary art to as many people as possible. Sollins, who led the ArtPrize 2014 Juried Grand Prize panel, died Monday, Oct. 13, just three days after she awarded two $100,000 prizes to Anila Quayyum Agha for her installation, "Intersections," at the Grand Rapids Art Museum; and to Sonya Clark for her two-dimensional entry, "The Hair Craft Project," at Kendall College of Art and Design.

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  15. MLive/Grand Rapids Press religion columnist kicks off new local author night at KDLRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MLive.com

    With 20 years' experience writing a weekly religion column for "MLive - Grand Rapids Press," Charles Honey is used to being a published writer. But the author of the recently published "Faith on First: Thoughts on God, Nature and Sacrifice Bunts," says having a book of those columns published is a completely different ball game.

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  16. Grand Rapids Power Poll: Who's in, who's out heading into Week 9Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MLive.com

    GRAND RAPIDS East Grand Rapids and Hudsonville have climbed back into the top 10 this week, while Forest Hills Northern and Grand Rapids Christian have fallen out. East Kentwood Snapped Rockford's 25-game OK Red winning streak and can clinch a share of the league title with a win over Grand Haven.

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  17. The most important decision the Grand Rapids Symphony ever makes: Choosing a music directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MLive.com

    Grand Rapids Symphony's search for a new music director moves into the spotlight this week with the appointment of conductor Larry Rachleff, who guest conducted the orchestra in February 2010, as music adviser for the 2015-16 season. Grand Rapids Symphony's search for its 14th began quietly two years ago after David Lockington announced plans to relinquish his post as music director at the end of the 2014-15 season to become the first ever music director laureate in the organization's 85-year history.

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  18. Weekend Review: ArtPrize juror Susan Sollins dies 3 days after awarding $200,000 in Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MLive.com

    Susan Sollins, who led ArtPrize 2014's $200,000 Juried Grand Prize panel of jurors, has died suddenly, just days after the prize was awarded in Grand Rapids. Sollins, founder and executive director of Art21, died Monday, Oct. 13, just three days after the ArtPrize 2014 Awards Ceremony on Oct. 10, according to an obituary in today's New York Times.

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  19. 60 years later, Marine gets medal he earned during Korean War thanks to fellow veteranRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MLive.com

    Sixty years after his service on a Marine training base in Hawaii during the Korean War, Muskegon and East Grand Rapids resident John Johnson has received his decoration. On Sunday, Oct. 19, a few dozen fellow veterans got together at the Walter Durkee American Legion Post 311 to watch Kent County Circuit Court Judge James Robert Redford, a retired Navy captain, pin a Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal on the one-time sergeant.

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  20. Novel by retired Grand Rapids banker tracks greed and crimes of savings and loan debacleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | MLive.com

    After a career in banking that took him around the world, Thomas E. Lane settled down in his Plaza Towers condo to write "Most Delicious of Privileges," a novel based on the savings and loans crisis of the 1980s. Lane borrowed heavily from his banking career and his international travels as he wrote his rollicking and bawdy novel about corrupt Texas bankers who threatened to bring down the savings and loan industry in the 1980s.

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