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Defund GRPD Kicks Off ‘Weeks Of Action’
This week kicks off a nearly three week campaign for the "Defund the GRPD" community action group. They are hoping to convince the Grand Rapids City Commission to vote no on the 2022 Grand Rapids city budget.
New Medical Salon & Retailer Opens In Ada
Skin CoLAB, a luxury aesthetics practice providing fresh, curated care for men + women, celebrates their grand opening this week.

The practice, located at 460 Ada Drive SE Suite 140 in downtown Ada, provides medical grade aesthetician services to West Michigan.
West Michigan Lawmaker Flips Jeep, Arrested For OWI
West Michigan State Representative Bryan Posthumus is expressing regret and remorse after what appears to be a drunk driving accident on Friday. The representative, in his first term as the representative for the 73rd district, was arrested after his Jeep hit a mailbox and flipped over near his fami…
ArtPrize Revamps: Prizes Awarded Directly By Public
As part of ArtPrize 2021, the public will have a direct say in who gets a share of the $250,000 in prize money. In past ArtPrize events, where the West Michigan public and visitors would vote, the votes would be used to narrow down choices for expert jurors to then pick winners.
Local Student Ambassadors Raise Funds For Purple Community
The Van Andel Institute's Student Ambassador Virtual Silent Auction is underway and is raising money for the institute's Purple Community. The student program was put in place in 2019 to give real world experience to West Michigan students interested in philanthropy and fundraising.
Grand Rapids BBQ Masters Win Kingsford Fellowship
Grand Rapids' Daddy Pete's BBQ has been recognized as one of only three BBQs in the country to win the Kingsford Fellowship award.

Husband and wife Tarra and Cory Davis are the owners of Daddy Pete's and announced the news on their facebook page earlier this week.

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