Grand Rapids

Is tight real estate market the 'new normal' for West Michigan?

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Home buyers continue to face challenges in West Michigan this fall as fewer homes went up for sale and prices continued to shoot …

Real Estate

Welcoming Our New Robot Overlords | The New Yorker

When David Stinson finished high school, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1977, the first thing he did was get a job building houses. After a few years, though, the business slowed. Stinson was then twenty-four, with two children to support. He needed something stable. As he explained over lunch …

Robots

Raw: Floods Close Southwest Michigan Streets

News (U.S.)

Chicago named rattiest city in US for 3rd year in a row

Chicago is once again the rattiest city in the U.S., according to Orkin.<p>The pest control company released this year's list of cities and Chicago is …

West Palm Beach

Chris Young announces Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour

Country crooner Chris Young is hitting the road. EW can exclusively announce the first leg of the Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour, which kicks off …

Cedar Rapids

Cities Dream Of Landing Amazon's New HQ And They're Going To Great Lengths To Show It

Officials in Tucson, Ariz., uprooted a 21-foot-tall saguaro cactus and tried to have it delivered to Amazon's Seattle headquarters. Birmingham constructed giant Amazon boxes and placed them around the Alabama city. In Missouri, Kansas City's mayor bought a thousand items online from Amazon and …

News (U.S.)

As economy improves, so does Michigan tourism

• Tourist season has been strong this year<br>• Healthy economy is key<br>• Marketing may also help, but hard to quantify<p>An improving economy is contributing to a …

Tourism

Comcast adds 310 new outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots across Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Comcast has added 310 new Xfinity Wi-Fi outdoor hotspots throughout Grand Rapids, nearly doubling its locations.<p>The country's …

Wi-Fi

Grand Rapids area Week 8 football scores, highlights, standings

POTG.jpg<p>Grand Rapids Catholic Central's student section cheers during the high school football game between Grand Rapids West Catholic and Grand …

Michigan

For one-third of Grand Rapids residents, parks are just out of reach

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Grand Rapids has 74 city parks and 47 school parks -- and yet one-third of the city's residents can't easily walk to a green …

Urbanism

Responding to the Transgender Revolution

<b>Article by: Rob Smith</b><b>Editors’ note</b>: The source version of this article (and a downloadable PDF) can be found at Christ on Campus Initiative. Check …

LGBTQ

Buddhist Practitioner Recounts Serving in U.S. Virgin Islands

As Texas and Louisiana reeled from Hurricane Harvey, and as Hurricane Irma set her sights on the Caribbean, Lisa Droski packed her bags.<p>Droski, a …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Grand Rapids man in wheelchair grazed by moving train

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>TODAY'S TOP STORIES Bloomfield woman, 74, overcomes grief to run Detroit half marathon | 2:06<p>Mirella Panozzo put her running career …

Music Award Shows

Grand Rapids adult group home closes after owner arrested

The owner was arrested for embezzling from a resident in her care.

Michigan

'Offensive' cowboys and Indians pub crawl cancelled after public outrage

In a news release issued on Oct. 12, Grand Rapids' Community Relations Commission "denounced and discouraged the stereotyping of any individual."

Michigan

'Wicked' offers a 'heartfelt,' must-see story, and it's selling out everywhere

The Broadway musical tour of "Wicked" makes a stop from Oct. 18-Nov. 5, 2017 at DeVos Performance Hall. Tickets are mostly sod out; only single …

Michigan

Developer disappointed as modern facade comes off downtown buildings

Three arched windows and stone lintels had been removed and replaced with a cement block wall when the buildings were given a new facade in the …

Architecture

Woman avoids more jail time in veterans home abuse case

A woman convicted of misdemeanor abuse at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has avoided additional jail time

Crime

Smackdown: An explanation and a title defense in Grand Rapids

<b>RECENT PHOTO GALLERIES: XICW Return to Cobo fan fest <br>Bobby Heenan | NXT in Toronto | Raw in Brooklyn<br>SummerSlam weekend: SummerSlam | NXT TakeOver |</b> …

WWE

New York's Biggest Hipster Hot Spot Is Rochester: Report

The hottest "hipster" zip code in New York isn’t in some record store-lined street in Brooklyn or a Manhattan neighborhood with not one but five …

Shakespeare in the Park

2017 Eastern Elite Qualifier Registration Closed Over 800 Boxers Registered to Box in Chattanooga

With the 2017 Eastern Elite Qualifier and Regional Open Championships set to begin Monday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the list of registered boxers …

Team USA

Michigan football moves Drake Harris back to wide receiver

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Free Press writers Nick Baumgardner, Shawn Windsor, George Sipple and Jeff Seidel discuss Michigan football the Monday after the …

College Football

Brewery wants to expand into former MC Sports store

Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery wants to use it for production, a taproom and a restaurant.

Michigan

31 Fascinating Snapshots That Capture Street Scenes of Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan in the 1970s

Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan. It is on the Grand River about 30 miles (48 km) east of …

Want to see Wicked in Grand Rapids? Here's how to score $25 tickets

The national tour will offer orchestra seats for $25 via lottery when the show tours Grand Rapids Oct. 18-Nov. 5.

Michigan

Short-Term Rental Fight Sees Hotels and Realtors Lining Up on Different Sides

Local crackdowns on short-term housing rentals have ignited a fight in Michigan’s Capitol, with homeowners and lobbyists lining up for and against …

Ann Arbor

Quick Hits: The Lumber Edition

In Red Wings LandRyan Sproul tries to be patient but wants short stay with Griffins | MLive.com<br>After Ericsson's first two games, I want that for …

Alex Ovechkin

Grand Rapids man, 23, fatally ejected from car in I-196 crash

A 23-year-old Grand Rapids man was killed when he was ejected from his vehicle in a crash on I-196 Sunday morning.

Policing

Storms cause thousands to lose power in Southwest Michigan

A weekend storm and other incidents caused thousands in Southwest Michigan to lose power.

Weather

Lincoln made of pennies among winners at Michigan art event

The winners of this year's international ArtPrize competition were announced during an event in western Michigan that's known for openness — and …

Entertainment