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GVSU, City and Neighbors of Belknap Lookout working to develop more affordable housing

More affordable housing is coming to Grand Rapids and the Belknap Lookout neighborhood. Grand Valley State University and the City of Grand Rapids are working on a Memorandum of Understanding with neighborhood representatives. Grand Valley State University will lease .85 acres of its Grand Rapids health campus to Three CPK, a joint venture of Third Coast Development and PK Housing. The developer is targeting 45-50 rental units. A mix of 70 percent affordable and 30 percent market rate. The...

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The state Attorney General wants a judge to review every document Michigan State University says is protected by attorney-client privilege. This is part of an ongoing investigation by a special prosecutor into the university.

   The judge could review thousands of documents.

The investigation involves how Michigan State University handled former M-S-U sports doctor, Larry Nassar. Nassar will spend decades in prison for sexually assaulting his patients.

A newspaper investigation has found that 30 health care professionals were disciplined by Michigan licensing boards for sexual assault or misconduct in the last year. The Lansing State Journal reports that the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs received 238 allegations of sexual misconduct by health professionals between 2011 and 2016. 

  

In an effort to address affordable housing in the city, The Grand Rapids City Commission has adopted the seventh recommendation made by the Housing Advisory Committee. 

Part of 11 recommendations the city has branded “Housing Now!” that all hope to address the affordable housing crisis, the adopted ordinance limits the amount of money landlords can charge for application fees while requiring a refund of the application fee if an applicant is rejected.

Democratic U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan say they will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Stabenow, who's up for re-election to a fourth term, and Peters made their announcements in statements released Friday. Stabenow says Kavanaugh's comments and rulings "make it clear" that he would roll back women's access to reproductive health care, make it harder for people get affordable insurance and side with "special interests over ... working people." 

A movement to pay Michigan workers $12 an hour by 2022 and abolish the tipped wage has met a legal challenge. The hospitality industry group Michigan Opportunity filed a lawsuit Friday demanding that the Michigan secretary of state scrap the proposed November ballot initiative. The proposal was organized by the Michigan One Fair Wage committee to raise the state's current $9.25 an hour wage.

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Tech workers from Salesforce, Microsoft, Amazon and Google have been putting pressure on their CEOs to cut ties and end contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, and other government agencies.

It's a rare occurrence for employees to tell their bosses to turn away business. But there is a growing concern among tech workers that the cutting-edge tools they create can be used in immoral ways.

Summits between U.S. presidents and Kremlin leaders are often filled with great drama and moments that shape history.

And then there's Boris Yeltsin's 1994 visit to Washington.

At a typical home game for the Washington Nationals, D.C.'s Major League Baseball team, about 60 vendors in neon yellow shirts walk up and down the aisles selling food and drink. The most popular concession by far is beer, and Christy Colt is great at selling it.

"Bud, Bud Light, Stella, Shock Top, IPA!" That's her refrain, and she sticks to it. No shticks, no silly voices, no sleights of hand.

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This week in the Russia investigations: Six insights about the latest master blast from special counsel Robert Mueller.

The big one

As the noted counterintelligence analyst Kenny Loggins once said: "This is it."

The Heart And Soul Of Armenia Lives In A Slab Of Wood

Jul 14, 2018

Wood has a special place in Vahagn Amiryan's heart. It can bring Armenia's ancient past into the modern day.

The act of carving wood into traditional Armenian furniture and decor — and amulets to ward off the "evil eye" — is "a way to connect with the roots," he explains through an interpreter at this summer's Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.

Health officials are investigating an outbreak of intestinal illness that has sickened dozens and is "likely linked" to salads at McDonald's.

McDonald's said Friday it's voluntarily pulling salads from about 3,000 locations in 14 states, primarily in the Midwest, until it can switch to a different lettuce supplier.

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Secret Service releases guide to prevent school shootings

Build a team of people to monitor the school and its students. Define unacceptable and concerning behaviors. Have a hub where people can report suspicious activity. Determine when the police should be involved.

Melissa DePino didn't take the infamous April video that showed two black men being handcuffed and ejected from a Philadelphia Starbucks—but she agreed to post it.

"I know these things happen," the writer says, "but I'd never actually witnessed it myself. And when I saw it I thought 'people need to see this.'"

So she uploaded and pressed "send." It got millions of views, and people are still talking about it.

After an onslaught of criticism over the past week, actress Scarlett Johansson announced on Friday she will be pulling out of the starring role in Rub & Tug, a film based on the true story of a transgender man who ran a ring of prostitution fronts.

Eight endangered black rhinos died after being transported to a new wildlife reserve in Africa. The dead were among 11 black rhinos taken from Nairobi and Lake Nakuru National Parks to Tsavo East National Park. Kenyan wildlife officials said a preliminary investigation showed the rhinos died from the high salinity of the water in their new environment, and described the death toll as unprecedented in their efforts to revive the black rhino population.

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