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Michigan Tightens Rules On Vaccinations

Starting Jan. 1, the Michigan Department of Community Health will have more rules going into effect that will make it harder for parents to refuse immunizing their children.

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Presidential Historian H.W. ‘Bill’ Brands Speaks at GVSU Wednesday Night

The Prez: Machiavelli visits The White House. What, Machiavelli? The White House?

For centuries the name Machiavelli has been synonymous with amoral calculation in politics. And, believe me, no American president would ever want to be described as Machiavellian. Yet should the canny Florentine return to life and visit twenty-first century America, he would have some useful and surprising advice for our chief executive – advice that would say as much about the United States as about the country’s highest office.

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Food is Used to Make a Big Difference in Someones Life

Here is an exciting, heart-warming story of people making a difference, and using food to do it.

The owners of a food truck in New York City are giving new meaning to the term "soul food" – by taking in troubled souls from a juvenile prison to staff the place and master valuable job skills.

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Jeff ‘The Animal Guy’ Musial Entertains, Informs in East Grand Rapids Shows [Photos]

Jeff "The Animal Guy" Musial visited East Grand Rapids on Sunday.

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Turkey Trot for Good Health and Kids is Today in Downtown GR

The annual fun-run Turkey Trot is today. I know it's Thanksgiving, but, before you eat, move your feet!

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‘The Discovery of King Tut’ Exhibition Coming to Grand Rapids Public Museum in 2015

The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced today that "The Discovery of King Tut" will make its Great Lakes debut at the museum on May 16, 2015.

Visitors will experience what it was like for Howard Carter and his team when they first discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun in 1922.

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Meijer Gardens’ ‘Christmas Around the World’ Trees Exhibition Opens November 26

Every Christmas season is a magical experience at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park with their annual “Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World” exhibition.

Running Nov. 26 through Jan. 4, 2015, visit Meijer Gardens to experience over 40 international trees and displays, the enchanting Railway Garden and the holiday wonderland that encompasses it.

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College Application Week For Grand Rapids’ High School Seniors

While Grand Rapids' high school seniors won't be graduating for another seven months, the time to complete applications for college is now.

High schools across the state are participating in Michigan’s third annual College Application Week which runs from November 3-7.

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Calvin College Grads Debt Burden Ranks Among the Lowest of Christian Colleges

Christian Universities Online has published a ranking of the Christian colleges with the lowest debt burden.

Calvin College was the only Michigan school to make the list, coming in 34th overall.

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2014 Michigan High School Football Playoffs Schedule – Week 2

Get ready for another big weekend of high school football.

See when and where to cheer on West Michigan's best.

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Restaurant Week Helps Add More Scholarship Money for GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids restaurants, restaurant chefs, and sponsors, announced  four scholarship winners from Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education who received financial assistance from Restaurant Week donations.

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Energy Security to be Discussed by Top Security Consultant at Aquinas College

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is proud to announce, for her third visit to Grand Rapids, Dr. Sheila Ronis, a security consultant to the highest levels of U.S. government, begins an important discussion about a comprehensive national energy policy and its national security implications.

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