Baxter Community Center hosts holiday basket drive, seeks donations

Baxter Community Center is looking for donations and sponsors to support its holiday basket drive and general services.

Big-screen stories

New film production company and media incubator aims to bring Hollywood home.

The ethical consumer’s guide to recreational cannabis in Grand Rapids

It’s been a long and bumpy road for the cannabis plant. From being completely illegal and demonized to later decriminalized and only allowed for medical use and, finally, to the legal sale of recreational marijuana in the city.

‘Close to a breakthrough’

Researchers at Van Andel Institute have Parkinson’s in their scope.

Enriching the childbirth journey

Tiffany Townsend’s midwifery practice provides an alternative to the hospital environment.

DEA issues warning concerning scam callers

The Detroit Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration warned the public of a widespread fraud scheme in which scam callers impersonate DEA agents in an attempt to steal money or personal information.

Looking forward

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss reflects on local economy, social issues and the future.

The Division Avenue Arts Collective is back

After many years of closure, the Division Avenue Arts Collective will reopen at its new permanent location, 1553 Plainfield Ave. NE, in the funky Creston neighborhood.

Grand Rapids Police Department promises change

Can the police department’s new strategic plan really transform policing in a meaningful way?

Study: Michigan residents lose an average of $667 to puppy scams

A new study from Honest Paws found that scams involving the sale of puppies have increased 280% during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Michigan residents are one of the most impacted.

Confronting racism in Grand Rapids

Partners for a Racism-Free Community hands the baton to WMCAT.

Survey reveals more than half of Michiganders struggling with ‘quiet stress’ amid pandemic

A recent survey from American Addiction Centers found 53% of Michigan residents have struggled with “quiet stress” this year.

Where are the Black people?

Group works to elevate the history of Black residents and clear path for future prosperity.

Dégagé Ministries seeks donations for annual Christmas store

A local nonprofit is planning to open its annual Christmas store to support the Grand Rapids homeless community.

Nonprofit i understand to honor survivors of suicide loss

Ada-based nonprofit i understand on Saturday will honor International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day by holding a toy drive and delivering several charitable donations to organizations around Grand Rapids.

Guiding Light seeks cold-weather donations for those without shelter

Those looking to make a difference this holiday season can donate cold-weather necessities to a local nonprofit that serves individuals experiencing homelessness.

Baxter Community Center kicks off Holiday Baskets Drive

Baxter Community Center is seeking donations to fill holiday baskets for families in need of a little Christmas cheer.

Study: Michigan is far behind on its rent

Michigan renters are falling behind on payments more so than the rest of the country.

Homeless beds open for women

Homeless women face unique experiences and local agencies are trying to meet their needs.

Turning the lens on homelessness

Dean Cain’s latest project was filmed in Grand Rapids.




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