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Grand Rapids Water System lead at all time low

Lead levels in drinking water provided by the Grand Rapids Water System have consistently improved over the last 20 years and are now holding steady. That fact is backed by 11 straight readings showing declining lead levels.

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ArtPrize Portrait Celebrating Diversity, Inclusion and First Amendment on Display in Kent County

freedomArtPrize 2015 is a memory, but one piece has received a home in the Kent County Administration Building, 300 Monroe NW. FREEDOM – Liberty Lighting Our Way by Sharon Lange is scheduled to be on display through December in the first floor lobby. The portrait celebrates a variety of races and religions and the First Amendment: freedom of religion, speech, the press, to assemble and to petition.

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Cannonsburg in the City event canceled this Sunday

Everything was in place to offer area youth a unique ski and snowboarding introductory experience. The equipment, warming tents and teams of YMCA volunteers were ready to go…the only issue -- a severe lack of snow. 

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Citizens can offer input at Tuesday public hearing

2nd ward forumA packed house jammed the Grand Rapids Public Schools University cafeteria last evening for a special Town Hall Meeting featuring the three finalists for 2nd Ward City Commissioner: Joseph Jones, Terrence McGee and Tamara VandenBerg. The community met the candidates during the two-hour forum and asked questions through the moderator, M-Live’s Zane McMillin.

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Signing Day for GRPS Student Athletes

Three Grand Rapids Public Schools student athletes, James Wyrick, Keidren Davis, and Jonte Gant, will participate in National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

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City enacts nine of 12 community and police recommendations

In just a year’s time, Grand Rapids has taken great strides in transforming the relationship between the Grand Rapids Police Department and the community.

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Pam Ritsema to retire after nearly 25 years of service

You might not have ever met her, but the work that she has done on behalf of the City of Grand Rapids for the past quarter century touches your everyday life.

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Proud Parents

Grand Rapids Public Schools Proud Parents: Omar & Elizabeth

GRPS values diversity and inclusion. Our children get an opportunity for a real-world environment. More...

North Park Montessori Proud Parents: David & Ashima

We uprooted our life of 14 years in Ada, so we could live in the neighborhood and attend North Park. More...

Congress Elementary School Proud Parents: Jono & Emily

We feel so great about the staff and leadership at Congress and at GRPS. More...

Innovation Central High School Proud Parents: Scott & Suzanne

We chose Innovation Central because of the multiple college-career pathways. More...

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center Proud Family: Teresa, Denishea, & Kerby

I'm Nana first and as Nana, Ford Academic Center is perfect for CJ. More...

C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy Proud Parents: Nancy & Brian

Every time they walk outside at school...they're on another adventure. More...

Grand Rapids Public Museum School Proud Parents: Tom

My daughter is so excited about the Museum School! It's unique and hands-on. More...

Grand Rapids Montessori Proud Parents: Stacy & Daniel

We did the research, and Montessori set her up for success. More...

Coit Creative Arts Academy Proud Parents: Phil & Lavonne

We love the arts focus…Coit is a gem. More...

City High Middle School Proud Parents: John & Gretchen

International Baccalaureate at City teaches our kids to be critical thinkers. More...

Southwest Community Campus Proud Parents: Steve & Nora

It's dual immersion, so they're learning English and Spanish speaking skills. More...