Grand Rapids

For April 16th, Public Radio Music Day, WKAR is bringing stories of local arts and cultural organizations in Michigan and how they are weathering this strange time in history. The Grand Rapids Choir of Men & Boys were in the midst of celebrating 30 years of performances, and the incorporation of a new concert series honoring a late young chorister, as well as a new Associate Director flying over from Belfast, Ireland for a concert, as director Scott Bosscher told WKAR's Jody Knol on this April 16th interview broadcast at Noon.

Michigan State Climbing Club Seeks To Grow Sport On Campus

Feb 19, 2020
Rock Climbing
Benjamin Cady

The 40-person climbing club welcomes beginners and veterans, and hopes to build its own climbing wall at MSU soon.

Public Domain

President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the top federal prosecutor in Grand Rapids has been held up by Michigan’s two Democratic senators.

Downtown Grand Rapids
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The National Weather Service says high winds, not tornadoes, are believed to have caused storm damage earlier this week in Michigan.

Flickr -Martin Cathrae

A human rights ordinance approved for a west Michigan city includes penalties for violators, including those who dial 911 to try to use police to enforce their own bigotry.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Grand Rapids

Officials in west Michigan are working to determine who is responsible for graffiti found spray-painted on doors of a Catholic church.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Facebook Page / Facebook

Two young adults who were charged after the gravesite of former President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford in western Michigan was defaced could see their records wiped clean.

Justin Amash
Gordon Evans / WMUK

A third Republican is challenging Rep. Justin Amash for his congressional seat in western Michigan.

Justin Amash
Gordon Evans / WMUK

UPDATED Tuesday at 11:00 p.m.: After making national headlines for being the first, United States Republican Congressman to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, Representative Justin Amash hosted a town hall Tuesday evening in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Grand Rapids veterans home

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a new $49 million Grand Rapids Home for Veterans will be "cutting edge."