Why Vote against yourself? Political betrayal

Sometimes we wonder about the motives of our representatives: Why would two Hispanic House Representatives vote against language freedom? We wanted our readers to know who they are.   Michigan’s Republican-led House recently approved legislation that would make English the official state language and require its use in public records, sparking objections from Democrats and…

Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces New Concert with Mertle Added to Concert Under Stars Series

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced  that due to popular demand, a sixth, additional concert has been added to this year’s Concerts Under the Stars line-up! Local band Mertle will be playing in the Chaffee Planetarium on Tuesday, May 15! Mertle is a local alternative, indie pop/rock band comprised of Max McKinnon (Vocals, and Keys), Kendall Wright…

March For Our Lives: Thousands of students rally for gun control

Hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and their supporters have converged on Washington, DC and other cities worldwide to march for their lives, demanding US legislators address recent school shootings and strengthen gun control laws. Survivors of the deadly shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida, high school led hundreds of thousands Saturday in March for…

Michigan House approves divisive bill to make English official state language

With a national debate centered around gun control reaching a fever pitch, Michigan’s Republican-led House of Representatives has decided now is the time to address what they seem to feel is a very urgent and important issue: Making English Michigan’s official language. Without warning, Republicans rammed House Bill 4053 through last month. The vote passed…