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…