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GVPD place a man with a warrant under arrest on Saturday October 28, 2017.

Michigan State Police implement roadside drug-testing program in Kent County

In recent years, Michigan has seen an increase in the number of individuals who have been involved in fatal crashes due to being impaired by drugs. According to the Michigan State Police (MSP), there were 236 drug-involved traffic fatalities in 2016, which was a significant increase from 2015. As a response, the MSP started a pilot program Wednesday, Nov. 8, to test people on the road to see if they are under the influence of drugs in violation of Michigan law.

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GVSU alumna runs for Walker City Commissioner

At Grand Valley State University, civic engagement is valued as a core way for students to make a positive impact on their communities, and some even go a step further by running for local office. GVSU alumna Melanie Grooters, for example, is running for a seat on the Walker City Commission Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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The Red Shoes Project art installation by Mexican Artist Elina Chauvet on Saturday October 21, 2017.

GVSU hosts panel on violence against women

Given that domestic violence, sexual assault and gender equity continue to be prevalent issues throughout the U.S. and across the globe, Grand Valley State University gave several speakers the opportunity to address these issues Monday, Oct. 23, as part of a panel on violence against women.

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Part of Amazon’s planned expansion in the Seattle area includes biodome structures.

Grand Rapids considered for Amazon Headquarters location

Whether they're buying books, clothing or kitchen utensils online, almost everyone is familiar with the online shopping superpower As of right now, there is only one Amazon headquarters, which is located in Seattle.  However, that is scheduled to change as the online shopping giant is currently in the process of evaluating different locations for a second home, and Grand Rapids is a potential contender.