Stories tagged: "Grand Rapids"


Graphic by Shana Ford, Photographs courtesy of Rev. Christopher Roe and Rev. Greta Jo Seidohl
Faith Leaders: We Support Your Right to a Safe, Legal Abortion

Despite what you might think, polls consistently show that a majority of Americans who follow a religious tradition believe abortion should be legal. “

From left, interpreter Israel Siku, Peter Lyoya, and attorney Ven Johnson watch, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Detroit as Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker explains his decision to charge Grand Rapids police Officer Christopher Schurr with second-degree murder during a press conference at the Michigan State Police sixth district headquarters in Walker. Schurr fatally shot Black motorist Patrick Lyoya on April 4. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Grand Rapids Cop Who Killed Patrick Lyoya Charged With Second Degree Murder

The April 4 killing was recorded by a bystander and video shows Lyoya was on the ground when he was killed. Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker said Officer Christopher Schurr acted unreasonably when he shot Lyoya in the back of the head during a traffic stop.

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Voters Across Michigan Sing Different Tune Against Controversial Republican Candidates

Carol Glanville, a Democrat, won a staunchly red district against a candidate with a history of sharing offensive comments and disinformation. 

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Michigan’s New Major Deal Turns Water, Recreation Possibilities Into Realities

A state park in Flint. Clean water for Benton Harbor. A ski jump in the UP. Overnight, Michigan politicians agreed to game-changing legislation.

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‘We Were Homeless’: Michigan Mom Shares Why She Wants a Higher Minimum Wage

The inflation rate is up big-time, but Michigan's minimum wage is lagging far behind. That's hitting home for families.

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‘I Very Much Needed It:’ Michigan Mom Talks Friendsgiving as Important Thanksgiving Tradition

Not all Michiganders get to celebrate Thanksgiving with their family. Here is how one Michigan woman decided to celebrate anyway. 

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Not Just COVID: Violent Deaths Are Also Up in 2020

Grand Rapids Chief of Police said that with the pandemic and the rise in political tensions, 2020 is "a year like no other."