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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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American tennis player Serena Williams will play in the Wimbledon Ladies singles final for the tenth time on Saturday. She is favored against Germany's Angelique Kerber to win her eighth Wimbledon singles title. And Williams has lost only one set in her six matches so far.

"There's a sense we've seen this movie before," says Sports Illustrated Executive Editor Jon Wertheim.

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.

The world was a demonstrably different place when Kevin Anderson and John Isner first took the court Friday for what would become a marathon Wimbledon semifinal. Tough as it may be to recall that heady era when the world was still young, we assure you it existed.

But boy does it look distant now.

People who use injection drugs in Vancouver, British Columbia, can do so, if they choose, under the watchful eyes of someone trained to help them if they overdose.

This is the idea behind supervised injection sites, and it's an approach that over a dozen U.S. cities or states are considering to prevent drug overdose deaths and the spread of disease.

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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." 

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