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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Join A Demonstration Against Bloomberg's Proposed School Closings
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U.S. Rep. Amash Co-Sponsors Bill to Abolish Department of Education

A bill introduced today, by U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, (R-MI) and six others, would abolish the federal Department of Education.

The bill is one page long and says, "the Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018."

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Kent County Residents Getting Special Benefits at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Remember last years millage request and vote to support the Grand Rapids Public Museum and John Ball Zoo? Well, it passed with the help of loyal supporters, and now we get to reap the benefits!

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Two Michigan Culinary Schools Rank Among Top 20 in the Country

Michigan is home to a long list of fantastic restaurants. Thankfully, it looks like this is a trend which is set to continue as our state produces more excellent chefs.

Two Michigan culinary schools have been ranked among the top 20 in the country.

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Senator Suggests Wagering a Betsy DeVos Vote on the Super Bowl

This morning, the Senate education committee voted along party lines on whether to approve President Trump’s education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos.

It almost came down to the Super Bowl.

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TEDxGVSU is February 24, Here’s How to Apply to Attend

TEDx is coming to GVSU. The idea-sharing event will be open to 100 people. Tickets will be sold through an application process.

Learn how to apply to attend TEDxGVSU.

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‘Race and the American Dream’ Discussion Part of GVSU’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week

Two nationally recognized journalists will discuss race in the United States at an event hosted by Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies on January 17.

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Luther King Marches
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National Speakers Part of GVSU’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Two nationally known speakers will highlight Grand Valley State University's events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Home Fires In West Michigan On The Rise Due To Cold Temps

As the temperatures plummet, the risk of fire increases as residents try to keep their homes warm.

According the Grand Rapids Fire Department, it’s not always about space heaters being too close to curtains or clothing...

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Substitute Teachers are Desperately Needed in Michigan

Michigan is facing a shortage of substitute teachers and it's having a direct affect on schools.

The Detroit Free Press says the lack of substitute teachers,
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5 Things for Kids to do During Christmas Break in Grand Rapids

Kids are always excited for snow days and time off from school, but finding fun and affordable things to do throughout Christmas break can be challenging.

Check our list of fun things to do over Christmas break in Grand Rapids and make it a fun vacation for the whole family.

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GVSU Breaks Ground on $46.5 Million Health Campus Expansion

On Tuesday, Grand Valley State University broke ground on a new five-story, 84,000-square-foot expansion of their health campus.

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Michael Moore, Rick Snyder and More React as Trump Selects Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has named West Michigan's Betsy DeVos as his choice for Education Secretary.

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