Sunday September 24, 2017
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BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, Michigan | 7/25/17
Upset they still do not have a union contract after two years, ATU Local 836 bus drivers forced west Michigan politicians to end a press conference early. Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalyn Bliss, a Democrat, and several suburban mayors are refusing to negotiate a union contract with the bus drivers that serve their communities.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 1/29/17
Between 500 and 600 people protested President Trump's Muslim travel ban at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in West Michigan. The protesters stretched for a quarter mile along the busy entrance road to the airport at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids | 1/20/15
More than 1000 students and community members marched in the streets here and at the nearby Grand Valley State University (GVSU) to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 19.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 7/22/14
In the largest anti-war protest since the end of the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq, 140 people protested the Israeli war on Gaza, July 21.
BY staff | Grand Rapids, MI | 7/20/14
Close to 100 people celebrated Nelson Mandela Day here over the weekend.
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