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Grand Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is located on the Grand River about 25 miles east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 1,005,648 and a combined statistical area, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, population of 1,321,557. It is the county seat of Kent County, Michigan, second largest city in Michigan (after Detroit), and the largest city in West Michigan. Grand Rapids is home to five of the world's leading office furniture companies and is nicknamed the "Furniture City". The city and surrounding communities are economically diverse, and contribute heavily to the health care, information technology, automotive, aviation, and consumer goods manufacturing industries, among others. 

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Stricter vaccination waiver rules hurt 'parental rights,' GOP lawmaker says

25 May 2017 18:24:04 Z

A 2015 state rule requires parents to meet with a health professional before receiving a vaccination waiver for their children

Will Detroit Lion Taylor Decker get a high five from Joe Dahl?

25 May 2017 18:21:49 Z

Marijuana legalization effort condemned by Ottawa County leaders

25 May 2017 18:10:33 Z

Commissioners approved a resolution this week opposing efforts to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Michigan.

Cornerstone T&F lands 11 student athletes on CoSIDA Academic All-District teams

25 May 2017 17:36:59 Z

Cornerstone Athletics  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The 2016-17 CoSIDA One Academic All-District(r) Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically...

Are there any new leaders in girls track? See in MLive's updated results, May 25

25 May 2017 17:25:36 Z

MLive has updated its list of leaders in girls track so far this season. See the rankings of all four divisions, plus the top overall times across the state. These rankings will be revised weekly i...

Are there any new leaders in boys track? See in MLive's updated results, May 25

25 May 2017 17:11:59 Z

MLive has updated its list of leaders in girls track so far this season. See the rankings of all four divisions, plus the top overall times across the state. These rankings will be revised weekly in a new post. Statewide...

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