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Trump budget would be disastrous for GRPS after-school programs: Board of Education's Tony Baker
By Tony Baker
Thursday, April 06, 2017
If Congress approves President Donald Trump’s budget as proposed, Grand Rapids Public Schools would lose $4 million to support its after-school work. GRPS Board of Education Treasurer Tony Baker explains what that would mean for the district.
How the Muskegon Innovation Hub is driving entrepreneurship & transforming the business landscape
By Leandra Williams
Thursday, March 30, 2017
As entrepreneurs increasingly turn to Muskegon, the business community is transforming and growing. Behind this change is a major player that's working to ensure residents with a dream of starting their own company are encouraged and supported: the Muskegon Innovation Hub.
Constructing the future: How construction is paving the way for a growing Grand Rapids
By Ken James
Thursday, March 23, 2017
As the Grand Rapids area's population continues to grow faster than anywhere else in the state, construction companies and workers are some of the biggest players helping to mold the city's quickly changing landscape. In this new series from Rapid Growth, we take a closer look at the region's construction industry and the numerous organizations, trends and innovations seeking to create positive advances in our community.
Sí, se puede! Grand Rapidians march to support immigrants, farm workers in West Michigan
By Anna Gustafson, Managing Editor
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Grand Rapidians took to the streets for the annual César E. Chávez Social Justice March, calling for the respect, dignity and protection of all immigrants and emphasizing the driving force that migrant and seasonal farm workers play in the economy of West Michigan and the country.
From virtual reality to online libraries, how technology is revolutionizing education in GR
By Matthew Russell
Thursday, March 16, 2017
As classrooms throughout West Michigan are teaching us, technology isn't just preparing our children for tomorrow. It's inspiring them to look at the world differently today, and Grand Rapids Public Schools and Grand Valley State University are connecting students with the technology that's reshaping our education field—and our whole world.
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GROW's micro-loan program increases opportunities for women entrepreneurs in West Michigan
Disability Advocates summer day camp empowers disabled community to organize
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Smashing glass ceilings: The women running Grand Rapids
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Literary sensibility: Books & Mortar and Congress Elementary partner to provide books to students
Building respect: Grand Rapids launches bicycle safety campaign to curb crashes, grow awareness
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