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When President Joe Biden announced his executive action last week to deal with the nation’s surging violence, most attention understandably went to his plans to stop the proliferation of so-called ghost guns – firearms that can be hastily assembled from untraceable kits.

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Amidst the national euphoria over the COVID-19 vaccines, it’s hard to believe that just two years ago, Big Pharma was essentially hated. In a 2019 survey, Gallup found that the public had unfavorable opinions about drug makers by a margin of more than 2-1, landing them at the bottom of the i…

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I read an article the other day that talked about the importance of doing small and simple things for others. Often it is a word or two of encouragement that can make someone’s day. Other times it is an action or gesture that someone does for you.

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Stasy Puff has become quite the inspiration to quite a few people nowadays.

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Volunteers are being sought for a series of events being sponsored over the next few months by Lilley Cares, a foundation set up by local residents Robert Lopez and Patrick Roggenbau to encourage community in the Village of Spring Lake.

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The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest evangelical denomination, posted a photo on Facebook last week of him getting the COVID-19 vaccine. It drew more than 1,100 comments – many of them voicing admiration for the Rev. J.D. Greear, and many others assailing him.

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis in his traditional Easter Sunday address denounced as “scandalous” how armed conflicts continue to rage even as the coronavirus pandemic has triggered severe social and economic suffering and swollen the ranks of the poor.

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Doug Heins, a Spring Lake resident and owner of the Doug Heins State Farm agency, says he believes in the success of area students as well as the importance of them achieving successful financial literacy and entrepreneurship training.

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A 45-foot motor home caught on fire on Friday, April 2, 2021, at Commercial Contractors, Inc., located on the corner of Comstock Street and 168th Avenue in Grand Haven Township. Employees all got out safely.

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Children wore facemasks during the normally annual Hope Community Easter Egg Hunt at Hope Church in Grand Haven Township on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Last year's event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DOVER, N.H. — Two century-old private schools in New Hampshire, St. Mary Academy in Dover and St. Elizabeth Seton School in Rochester, will soon merge into one as part of a proposed plan to eventually create a new, larger unified Catholic education campus in the area.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — In December, back when the nation was vaccinating its first health care workers against COVID-19 and uncertainty remained about when others would get the same opportunity, the Rev. Tony Liuzzo and his church were making what seemed like an impossible decision.

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Water levels are down, allowing Spring Lake village officials to proceed with the opening of Mill Point Park and its boat launch, possibly by mid-April, according to Village Manager Chris Burns.

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ALLENDALE TWP. — Through a significant gift to the Ottawa County Parks Foundation from an anonymous foundation, the Grand Ravines Treehouse will be constructed just off the Idema Explorers Trail route.

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Although COVID-19 has led to the abandonment of the celebration of Earth Day on the Lakeshore for a second straight year, the local committee still encourages the importance of awareness of caring for our planet.

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Strong winds and big waves brought out the surfers and kitesurfers to Grand Haven State Park on Sunday, as what seemed like November weather conditions chilled the air.

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Local children “of all ages” can find their Easter eggs during a socially distanced hunt spread out over three days in the Village of Spring Lake.