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Number of Michigan High Schools With Sports Participation Fees Down Five Percent

The Michigan High School Athletic Association says high schools that assessed participation fees dropped five percent during the 2014-15 school year to its lowest level since 2011-12.

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Amtrak Exhibit Train in Grand Rapids Tomorrow

The Amtrak Exhibit Train, showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, will be open to the public for free tours this Saturday in Grand Rapids as part of the national Amtrak Train Days tour.  The Exhibit Train is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.at the Amtrak Station at 440 Century Avenue SW.  

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Survey Says Families Starting Back-To-School Shopping Earlier, Are You? [Poll]

According to a recent Meijer customer survey, 75 percent of shoppers are expecting to buy as much as they can on their back-to-school list before the first day of school.

When are you starting back-to-school shopping?

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Young Cyber-Bully Victim Speaks out to Help Other Bullied Kids [Video]

An 11-year-old boy is taking a stand against cyber-bullies in a new video he recently posted on YouTube.

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Parents Plan to Spend an Average of $873 per Student on Back-To-School Shopping

A new survey from Rubicon Project says 56 percent of parents plan to spend more on back-to-school shopping this year than they did last year. They also plan to spend an average of $873 per student.

Does $873 seem a little high?

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GVSU’s New $55 Million Science Hall to Open This Fall [Video]

The new P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science on Grand Valley State University's Allendale campus is finishing up construction and set to open for classes on August 31.

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Weidenaar Exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum Closing July 5

Your time is almost gone to catch a wonderful exhibit.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s (GRPM) exhibition, Through the Eyes of Weidenaar will close on Sunday, July 5, 2015. The exhibit commemorates the works of local artist, Reynold Weidenaar, whose work earned international acclaim.

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12th Annual Beach Survival Challenge Happening This Weekend At Grand Haven State Park

The popular Beach Survival Challenge event is coming back to the Grand Haven State Park tomorrow, Saturday, June 20. The event was started 12 years ago in honor of Andy Fox who lost his life in a rip current. The event was created to raise awareness of water safety along Lake Michigan in a fun, educational atmosphere. Since its inception, over 3,000 kids and adults have participated.

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Grand Rapids to Host State Wide Launch of McDonald’s Education Strategy

Is flipping burgers a dead-end job for a teen, the uneducated, low-income person? Not at McDonald's!

Today, Monday, June 15, McDonald’s is set to lead the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry to promote workforce education to ensure that eligible employees continue to  grow while working at McDonald’s restaurants, both company- and franchisee-owned. The strategy called Archways to OpportunityTM is being launched in restaurants throughout Michigan and beyond.

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College Team Gets 2,098 Miles Per Gallon at ‘Supermileage’ Competition in Marshall, Michigan

Last week, Eaton and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) held the 36th annual SAE Supermileage competition in Marshall, Michigan.

Colleges from the United States and Canada competed. The winners developed a vehicle which got over 2,000 miles per gallon.

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GVSU Students and Special Olympics Athletes Form Soccer League [Photos]

A group of Grand Valley State University students and Special Olympics of Michigan athletes have formed a soccer league together to help promote social inclusion.

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Ottawa Hills High School Holding Lift-A-Thon Fundraiser This Weekend

School funding keeps getting harder and harder to find. Once the academic part is taken care of, schools are left to their own devices, so to speak, to come up with funding for sports, music, art, and other extra curricular activities.

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