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Chief David Rahinsky greets GRPD Explorer class

Hilary Farrell
GRPD welcomes inaugural youth Explorers post
Hilary Farrell
May 28, 2015 | WGVU  A new youth law enforcement and mentorship program through the Grand Rapids Police Department welcomes its first class of teenagers.
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Hundreds of trees in park set for removal due to disease
May 28, 2015 | WGVU  Hundreds of trees have been marked for removal at a popular western Michigan park because of disease.

Rapid adds 31 propane buses to paratransit fleet
Hilary Farrell
May 27, 2015 | WGVU  The Rapid’s GO!Bus line will replace about half of its fleet with vehicles fueled by propane instead of gasoline.

Forest Hills school district settles lawsuit tied to assault
May 27, 2015 | AP  A school district in the Grand Rapids area has settled a lawsuit with a former student who said officials didn't protect her from harassment after she reported a sexual assault at age 15.

Historic lighthouse in Muskegon now open for public tours
May 27, 2015 | AP  A ceremony was held over the weekend to commemorate the start of tours at the Muskegon South Pierhead Light, which was built in 1903.

Michigan first lady to host summit on campus sexual assault
May 27, 2015 | AP  Michigan first lady Sue Snyder will hold the state's first campus sexual assault prevention summit next month in Lansing.

Stabenow, Upton plug delegation's 2015 initiatives
May 27, 2015 | AP  Strengthening defenses against Asian carp, dredging harbors and protecting Michigan military bases are among the 2015 priorities for the state's congressional delegation.

New initiative touts Michigan as connected vehicle hub
May 27, 2015 | AP  Business, university and transportation leaders are launching an initiative to promote Michigan as a leader in the research and development of self-driving cars, connected vehicles and other new auto technologies.

Michigan's community health budget increased under plan
May 27, 2015 | AP  The budget for Michigan's community health efforts would be increased by more than 8 percent from the current fiscal year under a plan approved by a conference committee.

Challenge Scholars exceeds endowment objective
Patrick Center
May 27, 2015 | WGVU  The Grand Rapids Community Foundation and its Challenge Scholars program is designed to assist future first generation college students residing in Grand Rapids west side neighborhood. Wednesday, it announced it has raised more money toward its scholarship endowment than anticipated in the first year of the program.
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Sheriff: Jail sgt. fired for letting out arrestee early
May 27, 2015 | AP  The Muskegon County sheriff says a jail sergeant has been fired after the early release of an Ottawa County corrections officer accused of drunken driving.
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Bicycle traffic a focus in Grand Rapids
Hilary Farrell
May 27, 2015 | WGVU  Grand Rapids is on track for more than 70 miles of street biking lanes by the end of June. That also includes a new way of looking at traffic.
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GRPS Program: Aims To Reduce Summer Learning Loss
Jennifer Moss
May 27, 2015 | WGVU  School’s almost out for summer, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. The “GRASP” summer program, through Grand Rapid Public Schools is gearing up to keep kids busy and ready for fall.
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