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Christmas Tree Disposal in Grand Rapids, Drop-Off for Free or Pay for Pickup

The City of Grand Rapids is offering residents two options for disposing of their live Christmas trees; free drop-off and a fee-based curbside pickup.

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Grand Rapids Highway Traffic Speeds and Cameras

Today's winter storm is leading to dozens of cancellations and dangerous travel conditions.

If you have no choice but to travel, a quick look at current highway conditions can help you see which roads are best for travel.

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Grand Rapids Police Asking for Help Locating Homeless in Need of Shelter

Today's winter storm has the Grand Rapids Police Department conducting a sweep of the city looking for homeless people in need of shelter.

If you know of any homeless people who need help, the GRPD is asking you to contact them.

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$695,000 for Zeeland Splash Park, Grand Rapids Boardwalk and More

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board of trustees has recommended funding for recreational development projects across the state. The recommendations total nearly $28 million to fund land acquisition and development projects in 2016.

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Giving Tuesday Events in West Michigan

The craziness of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season is being offset today by Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to take a break from shopping and help local organizations to raise money. Many groups in West Michigan are holding special Giving Tuesday events today.

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Giving Tuesday Blood Drive Raising Money for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

Michigan Blood is teaming up with Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids on Giving Tuesday. For every attempted donation, Michigan Blood will donate $5 to Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

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Kent County Election Results – November 3, 2015

Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Lowell and other communities went to the polls on November 3. See the full election results.

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ArtPrize Throwback: Adonna Khare’s ‘Elephants’ [Video]

Another great year of ArtPrize in Grand Rapids has concluded. Some of this year's artists and entries will be remembered for years to come, just like we remember Adonna Khare's "Elephants" from 2012.

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ArtPrize Throwback: Young Kim’s ‘Salt & Earth (2009)’ [Video]

Another great year of ArtPrize in Grand Rapids has concluded. Some of this year's artists and entries will be remembered for years to come, just like we remember Young Kim's "Salt & Earth (2009)" from ArtPrize in 2009.

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Photo Recap of ArtPrize Seven

ArtPrize Seven featured over 1,500 entries many of which will be remembered for years to come. Take a look back at photos of the winners and other great entries and venues from ArtPrize Seven.

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Changes Being Considered After First Two-Time Winner of ArtPrize

ArtPrize has grown and evolved since its first year, always making changes and adjustments along the way.

ArtPrize Executive Director Christian Gaines has indicated that more changes are being considered after seeing the first two-time Grand Prize winner at ArtPrize.

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ArtPrize Seven Winners Announced

The winners of ArtPrize Seven were announced tonight at The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

Two $200,000 Grand Prizes were awarded.

The Public Vote winner was Loveless PhotoFiber's "Northwood Awaking." The Jury Award winner is Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground."

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