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At-home vaccinations bring peace of mind to Muskegon family, vulnerable across the state

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services has collaborated with Disability Rights of Michigan to support vaccinations for homebound residents.

Feature Story Lt. McBride was hastily and unfairly given a dishonorable discharge in Aug. 1865. It took an act of Congress to expunge the discharge from his record and get him the pension he had earned.

Historic Highland Park residents included artists and industrialists

Every cottage at Grand Haven's Highland Park has a story. This week's excerpt of Karen Lowe's book about the historic cottage association explores a man wrongfully accused and a local artist.

Feature Story Harbor Lights Middle School students created a sound bath experience to help with relaxation and healing.

Shore Story: Teacher, students create sound baths for healing, relaxation

Carrie Ledet explains how she and her students immersed themselves in learning about sound baths, going through the instruments in the West Ottawa's Harbor Lights Middle School band room to create the most relaxing experience.  

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League of Women Voters plans 3 informational events before May 7 election

With Ottawa County’s special election less than a month away, the League of Women Voters of the Holland Area has several events aimed at explaining what’s on the ballot.

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‘Around the World’ concert will feature diverse traditions and styles from across the globe

West Michigan Symphony (WMS) will take music enthusiasts on a journey across multiple continents with “WMS Around the World Part II” on April 19 and a Lunch ’n’ Learn on April 17. 

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Foundation grants will support after school and summer education programs

CFHZ is awarding $145,000 to three organizations to “foster equitable access to high-quality education, ensuring that every child has the chance to thrive,” says Yadah V. Ramirez, the Foundation’s Director of Community Impact.

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MiCareerQuest connects 8,000 students with hands-on exploration into future career opportunities

Over 8,000 middle and high school students across West Michigan had the opportunity to experience more than 300 high-demand careers first-hand at this year's MiCareerQuest.

Longform Kimberly Singh (right), Michigan Oral Health Coalition board member and chief community and governmental affairs officer for My Community Dental Centers, chats with Dental Assistant Kortney Jones.

Oral health care is inaccessible to many Michiganders. This coalition is working to change that.

The Michigan Oral Health Coalition brings together a multitude of Michigan oral and general health partners to collaborate on improving oral health for all Michiganders, especially those who have barriers to access. 

Longform Robin Beasley is the director of Garden of Dreams Preschool inside First Congregational Church.

Tri-Share makes quality child care more affordable for working parents

MI Tri-Share is a first-of-its-kind cost-sharing funding model. The state, the employee, and their employer each chip in for one-third of the price of child care.

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West Ottawa, other area schools adopting successful suicide prevention protocol

The Blue Envelope program trains all school employees how to respond to a student expressing thoughts of suicide, and assigns interventions based on the student's risk level.

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