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Bankruptcy lawyer mockingly offers services to anti-gay Michigan auto shop after fundraiser fails

22 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

In a mocking open-letter to a Michigan auto repair shop owner following his anti-gay Facebook rant, a Grand Rapids bankruptcy attorney has offered his services to deal with the economic consequences of the business owner’s “inane, incoherent and just plain dumb comments.” On...

A Student-Debt Revolt Begins

In the fall of 2013, Mallory Heiney returned from a mission trip to Guinea with a plan to go into health care. She enrolled in classes at a for-profit college called Everest Institute, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, expecting to graduate with a degree that would help her become a nurse. Show More Summary

Family Christian Stores Will Be Up for Auction on June 8; Book Vendors Stand to Lose Millions of Dollars in Sale

A Grand Rapids, Michigan judge approved of a sales process and schedule on Tuesday for Family Christians Stores, the nation's largest retailer of Christian books that filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.

MICHIGAN: Christian Car Shop Owner Vows To Deny Service To Gay Customers

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Grand Rapids NBC affiliate: The owner of a Grandville auto repair shop says he won’t hesitate “to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons.” Brian Klawiter, the owner of Dieseltec on Ottawa Avenue in Grandville, posted...Show More Summary

Grand Rapids FOX Affiliate Adds Morning Meteorologist

Garry Frank is joining WXMI as a morning meteorologist. The Tribune-owned Grand Rapids FOX affiliate plans on introducing Frank to viewers Thursday. He starts Friday. \"I’m really excited to get back to the Midwest,\" said Frank. “I’ve...Show More Summary

Shawn's Sunny Heritage Hill Condo — House Tour

Name: Shawn Merkel Location: Heritage Hill; Grand Rapids, Michigan Size: 849 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years; Owned The adjective "eclectic" can be overused in interior design. But when thinking of how to describe Shawn's condo, I kept coming back to the word "eclectic." (The good eclectic.) Open House Tour READ MORE »

ArtPrize announces seventh edition

last weekArts : Artdaily

ArtPrize, the radically open, international art competition, returns for its 7th edition September 23-October 11, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Since its founding in 2009, ArtPrize has continuously adapted its format and voting structure,...Show More Summary

Pistons happy with Grand Rapids Drive relationship

Pistons happy with Grand Rapids Drive relationship Here’s Michigan Live reporting on the relationship between the Detroit Pistons and their D-League squad: The Grand Rapids Drive won’t have a winning season on the court, but management...Show More Summary

Lisa’s Artgoodies and Vintage Finds — House Tour

Name: Lisa Price Location: Grand Rapids, MI Size: 936 square feet Years lived in: 10 years; owned Imagine a house where the best of the best vintage and thrift store finds are arranged by color. Imagine really cool vintage furniture in really good condition. Show More Summary

Pernell Whitaker vs. Roger Mayweather

3 weeks agoSports / Boxing : Boxing.com

On March 28, 1987 at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, hailing from Norfolk, fought Roger Mayweather, the “Black Mamba” from Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the NABF lightweight title. Sweet Pea was…

‘Internet of Things’ Accelerator Takes Root In Michigan, With Help From Some Big Names

Grand Rapids is creating an ecosystem that unites entrepreneurs with corporate know-how to tackle life in a physical world where everything is connected

The Digital PR Skills Crunch

Summary: From Grand Rapids comes a timely commentary on something we’ve been wondering about – the human reality of a skills gap in the shift to digital PR. Older folks in PR firms are apt to lack the knack of digital discourse and display. Show More Summary

Shaneka Torres Convicted Of Shooting Up McDonald’s After Receiving Cheeseburger Without Bacon

A Grand Rapids, Michigan, woman has been convicted of shooting a handgun into a McDonald’s restaurant after receiving a bacon cheeseburger without the bacon. The incident occurred on February 10, 2014 at approximately 3 a.m. Torres purchased the bacon cheeseburger much earlier in the evening, but her anger built throughout the night. Show More Summary

Fish Ladder Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan

With the construction of Grand Rapids, Michigan's Sixth Street Dam the migratory population of salmon, steelhead, and even carp were suddenly unable to undertake their yearly upstream journey. The concrete fish ladder at Fish Ladder Park was created to give the swimmers a leg up, and provide visitors with a chance to see the leaping fish in action. Show More Summary

Woman Convicted of Firing Gun into McDonalds Drive-Thru Over Missing Bacon

A Grand Rapids, Michigan woman was convicted of a felony for firing a shot into a McDonald’s drive-thru window after employees failed to put bacon as requested on her cheeseburger.

Woman Shoots At McDonald’s Window After Wrong Order

A wrong food order deserves a bullet, believes Shaneka Monique Torres, who will spend the next couple of years on jail. Torres had ordered a bacon cheeseburger at the Grand Rapids, Michigan, location whe n an employee handed over the incorrect order: a bacon cheeseburger with no bacon. When she complained, the McDonald’s management offered [...]

Allen Lund Co promotes Kleyn

The Grand Rapids office of Allen Lund Co. has promoted Jeff Kleyn to operations manager.

Dan Boers Named News Director at WOOD

After 18 years at Grand Rapids NBC affiliate WOOD, Dan Boers has been promoted to news director at the station. Boers joined WOOD in 1997 as a producer and became assignment manager in 2001. He went on to work as the director of news operations and most recently, as assistant news director. Show More Summary

Police: Man Said He Showed Meijer Workers Nude Selfies Because It Cheered Him Up

We’ve all had the blues, but when you need cheering up it shouldn’t involve showing unsuspecting store workers pictures of your junk. That’s what police in Grand Rapids say one man admitted to doing, because he says it cheers him up when he’s not feeling so great. The 51-year-old man is accused of snapping photos of his nether regions on … [More]

Evie & the Lettuce Box Kitty Dream House — House Tour

Name: Evie Stormzand Location: Heritage Hill; Grand Rapids, Michigan Size: Unknown; the front half of a house Years lived in: 2 years; Rented I met Evie when she was a senior in high school. She won several art scholarships and decided to attend the art school for which I recruit. Show More Summary

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