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VIDEO: Celebrating the strength and spirit of a rising Muskegon

To mark the end of our On The Ground Muskegon Lakeshore series, we present this video as a celebration of the spirit of Muskegon, of the amazing people and incredible work we’ve seen throughout the area.

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Inside transracial adoption: Stories of adversity, acceptance, and intentional love

Transracial and international adoption can be as daunting as they are inspiring, and transracial and transcultural families face a unique set of challenges even after the children settle in at home. Michigan Nightlight explores three of these family's stories.

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Neighborhoods of GR: Alger Heights, a community of little intentional actions

Alger Heights is the only area of Grand Rapids that experienced growth during the Great Depression and WWII. Take a closer look at this vibrant, tight-knit community.

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Science education: It's not just for kids at the Michigan Science Center

STEM jobs are being touted as critically important in the U.S., which is one reason why the Michigan Science Center offers programs targeted at audiences of all ages.

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A trip back in time: Muskegon's historic homes take center stage at Nelson neighborhood tour

Some of Muskegon's oldest, and grandest, homes were on display during the Nelson Neighborhood Improvement Association's Christmas tour. Along with people from throughout West Michigan, our photographer got to explore the houses that have played host to downtown residents for more than a century.

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Passing it down: Leaders under 30 envision the future of youth in Grand Rapids

Leaders under 30 are making a big impact with youth in Grand Rapids. Check out of three of these inspirational leaders in the first of a two-part series.

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A spirited quest: The journey to find Grand Rapids' best cocktails

Where are you sipping your favorite cocktails this holiday season? In a quest to find, taste, and explore local spirits and concoctions, Managing Editor Lauren Fay Carlson and Publisher Tommy Allen went searching for some of Grand Rapids' best cocktails.

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With eyes on preservation, Muskegon tackles future of Hackley Administration Building

The Muskegon Public Schools will likely soon sell the Hackley Administration Building, and community leaders are determined to see it fall into hands that will preserve the historic structure.

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G-Sync: Catching up with Jennifer Jurgens

Rapid Growth’s Publisher Tommy Allen sat down with the new Salespad President Jennifer Jurgens to discuss diversity in the tech field, women in leadership, and her road to success.

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Making it in GR: How the digital community is supporting small business

As it becomes easier for individuals to venture into investing and the online capital resources expand, the lending climate is changing rapidly. Making it in Grand Rapids Editor Leandra Nisbet breaks down nontraditional financing options in this ever-changing ecosystem.

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RapidChat: Casey DuBois

Ever since the launch of GR Makers in 2013, Casey DuBois has been carving a path for GR's innovation community. As a self-proclaimed "connector," he emphasizes to his peers that want to built upon their skill set, "you may not be able to develop the skills yourself, but you can connect with people who can help you with it."

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UIX: Local champions are leaning into city building

Led by skilled and informed "Champions," Lean initiatives in Grand Rapids promote designs that foster process improvement through feedback, and empowering those working on a project with its reformation.

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Defining Division: Development without displacement

With a community-led project, residents, stakeholders, organizers and leaders of the South Division Corridor are initiating efforts to create an Area Specific Plan that prioritizes the longtime community members of the area. 

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Definiendo South Division: Desarrollo sin desplazamiento

Con un proyecto dirigido por la comunidad: los residentes, los organizadores y los líderes del Corredor de South Division están iniciando esfuerzos para crear un Plan de Área Específico enfocado en las necesidades de los miembros de la comunidad. 

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What is behind the resurgence of Muskegon? Look to its growing support for entrepreneurs.

Whether you're talking about a more equitable and inclusive downtown or the city's ever-growing number of shops and restaurants, entrepreneurs are the major players inspiring change in an evolving Muskegon.
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