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A School Millage Vote Next Week For Kent County. What Do You Think?

This caught me a little off guard, but all of us throughout Kent County will be asked to consider a nine-tenths mill tax increase to benefit for our schools on May 2nd. This isn't limited to only certain districts, but all 20 Kent Public School districts. Are you thinking yes, no? Before you make up your mind, read on.

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Pioneering NASA Astronaut Jack Lousma Coming to Grand Rapids

Marine Colonel (ret) Jack Lousma, legendary pioneering NASA astronaut from the 1970s and early 1980s is coming back to Grand Rapids for a very special occasion. He will be here, May 3 and 4, to honor the memory of Roger B. Chaffee 50 years after the tragic Apollo 1 fire.

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University of Michigan Is Offering Free Online Class About ‘Fake News, Facts, and Alternative Facts’

Today I learned about a website called edX.org thanks to Michigan Radio's Facebook page.  The post showcased a class that the University of Michigan is offering online this Friday, April 21st...

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ArtPrize Creates New Category for Students With $5,000 Prize

ArtPrize and Western Michigan University have announced a new opportunity for students coming to ArtPrize Nine.

A new student award will give $5,000 to the winner.

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The 5 Worst Kinds of After-School Pick-Up Drivers

Someday, after-school pick-up driving may become an Olympic sport. Many parents seem to already be training for the competition.

Here are the five worst kinds of after-school pick-up drivers.

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Wanted: Certified Nursing Assistants in West Michigan

They are much in demand, but difficult to find. They are Certified Nursing Assistants, and there is a huge need, nation wide. So, to the rescue, Grand Rapids Community College and Holland Home.

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Do You Agree With Ionia High School’s Ban on Graduation Cap Decoration?

Each year for graduation, students decorate their caps, but this year Ionia High School students are not allowed to.  Principal Ben Gurk announced to the students about the new rule...

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A Great Idea for Spring Break in West Michigan

Spring break for most public school kids is next week. Many will take off for a quick vacation, but many others won't. If you and your kids will be home-bound next week, you may be stumped on what to do. Can't have bored kids hanging around the house all week, so, how about this?

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Free College Financial Aid Counseling in Grand Rapids on Tuesday

Applying to college is a lot of work. An important part of the process is searching for financial aid, but finding out what you qualify for can be both time consuming and confusing.

One group is offering free help in Grand Rapids for anyone seeking financial aid for college.

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Over 1,000 Students to Compete at Science Olympiad in Allendale on Saturday

Today's students have many opportunities to learn and gain confidence through extra curricular activities. One of those unique opportunities will bring over 1,000 middle school and high school students together in Allendale this weekend at Grand Valley State University's 2017 Science Olympiad Tournament.

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GVSU Students Working With NASA on Mars Surface Sampling Tool

Grand Valley State University students will travel to Houston to work with NASA in a zero-gravity environment on a tool being designed for a mission to Mars.

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Belding Schools Are Now The Black Knights After Dropping Redskins Nickname

Belding Area Schools have a new mascot, which the superintendent announced to students on Friday.

Last Fall, the school district decided to drop it’s Redskin nickname and mascot after many parents, students and residents raised concern...

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