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Allendale sex ed classes spur LGBTQ debate  WOODTV.com

A group says the district made unlawful changes to its sex ed programs and it wants changes.



Allendale parents get a chance to voice their opinion on gender identity lesson  WZZM13.com

An elective course offered at Allendale High School is causing outrage among some parents. Those parents publicly voiced their opinion at a meeting Tuesday ...



Allendale High School announces top scholars  MLive.com

Name: Amber Mango Parents: Corey and Linda Mango Activities and awards: Cross country captain, track and field, special needs week volunteer and team ...



High school bands unite to honor fellow member with cancer  WZZM13.com

They're rivals on the football field, but two West Michigan bands will unite for a fellow band member with cancer.



Blitz season begins with featured matchup in Allendale  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

After weeks of practice and preparation, the 2018 prep football season is set to begin Thursday evening throughout West Michigan. The FOX 17 Game of the ...



Allendale's expanded single-sex math classes prove beneficial  MLive.com

Allendale High School offers single-sex classes in Algebra I and II to boys and girls, as well as co-ed options. This is the second year of a pilot.



Christmas comes early for an Allendale family  WZZM

It's all part of WSNX's radio show segment on Mojo in the Morning, called Breaking and Entering Christmas, which is an opportunity to make someone's holiday ...



Allendale to close alternative high school building  MLive.com

The Allendale Board of Education voted Monday, March 14, to close the building housing its alternative program, New Options High School, at the end of the ...



Deputy's rescue of choking student changes teen's life in more ways than one  MLive.com

Dep. John Ortman is the school liaison officer in the Allendale school district who happened to be 'in the right place at the right time to rescue a choking teenager ...



Register your school for the School Spirit Challenge  WZZM13.com

13 ON YOUR SIDE encourages West Michigan Schools to participate in the School Spirit Challenge, which benefits Toys for Tots.



Former Detroit Lions play charity basketball game in Allendale  Fox17

ALLENDALE, Mich. — It was a night of fun in Ottawa County and all for a good cause. The gym at Allendale High School was packed with people there to watch ...



Marching band invitational set for Saturday  Grand Haven Tribune

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Marching bands from across West Michigan will perform this weekend at Grand Haven High School. The Grand Haven Band Boosters ...



Former Lions play Ottawa County deputies in charity basketball game  HollandSentinel.com

Editor's Note: Information in the story has been updated to reflect corrections from the original story. ALLENDALE — The Detroit Lions and the Ottawa County ...



Allendale High School to rededicate gymnasium after longtime basketball coach  MLive.com

ALLENDALE, MI – Ken Pierce and Allendale High School have been intertwined in many ways for more than 40 years. It is only fitting that it becomes official.



April 21: Tony Bush, Music, Allendale High School  Fox17

Classroom of the Week, April 21 Tony Bush, music at Allendale High School Allendale HS Leadership class: Student involvement through Rotary: ...



Michigan high school basketball: Breaking down the boys regional tournament  Detroit Free Press

The Michigan boys regional basketball tournament starts this week. Here is how the four classifications break down.



See high schools where each Michigan college draws the most students  MLive.com

Of the 102,334 public school students in Michigan's Class of 2017, about 61 percent -- 62,806 -- enrolled in college with six months of leaving high school, ...



South Haven Superintendent Finalist For Allendale Job | News/Talk 94.9 WSJM  News/Talk 94.9 WSJM

South Haven Public Schools Superintendent Robert Herrera is a finalist for another job in west Michigan. He is among six up for the job of superintendent for ...



2018 Michigan Mr. Basketball finalists: All 5 off to Big Ten schools  Detroit Free Press

All five finalists for the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award have signed with Big Ten schools with Michigan State and Michigan each nabbing two.



Mock ceremony for graduate: 'It made me super happy'  WOODTV.com

Friends and family came together to give an Allendale High School graduate a commencement ceremony after she missed the official event because she was ...



Colorado communities pocket big bucks from legal marijuana, but threats loom for some  The Cannabist

Across Colorado, the rollout of recreational marijuana sales five years ago has raised tens of millions of dollars annually to tackle a litany of local concerns ...



It's time for Colorado to update it marijuana laws  The Denver Post

Colorado has done an admirable job of implementing the legalization of medical and retail marijuana, creating a stable regulatory environment in which the ...



Wheaton football players accused in '16 hazing face charges  WOODTV.com

Five of Wheaton College's players, including two from West Michigan, face felony charges in the hazing of another team member.



Synthetic marijuana, bright lights could help dementia patients  The Denver Post

Synthetic marijuana and brighter lights could help improve the lives of people with dementia, according to new research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer's ...



Rep. Jared Polis lauds Colorado marijuana industry during 4/20 grow op tour  The Denver Post

Colorado Congressman – and gubernatorial candidate – Jared Polis is celebrating 4/20 by lauding his state's marijuana industry during a tour B Good ...



Allendale combination finds out when you're hot, you're hot - even in the opener  MLive.com

ALLENDALE, MI – Allendale High School quarterback Haiden Majewski and receiver Nate Couturier found out when you're hot, you're hot, even at about 80 ...



Your guide to voting in today's election in West Michigan  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Today is Election Day in Michigan, with several candidate primary races and issues on the ballot for voters in the Grand Rapids area.



Michigan closes 40 medical marijuana businesses  The Denver Post

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials have shuttered 40 medical marijuana businesses that were operating without valid licenses and they're expected to warn ...



Colorado marijuana delivery bill killed in legislative committee  The Denver Post

Efforts to test drive cannabis delivery via a pilot program in Colorado stalled out in a state legislative committee this week.



More than 40 pounds of weed found in trash bags at elementary school  The Denver Post

Authorities are trying to figure out how more than 40 pounds of marijuana ended up being dumped at an Albuquerque elementary school.



13 On Your Sidelines - Week 9 results  WZZM13.com

Find highlights, scores and photos here from all the Week 9 action as 13 On Your Sidelines continues the 2016 season.



Study finds 87% of millennials believe marijuana is safer than alcohol  The Denver Post

Everyone knows millennials love marijuana. Now, a handful of studies polled by The Tylt back up that claim— and the numbers are staggering.



14-year-old seriously burned after go-cart flips, catches fire in Allendale  MLive.com

The 14-year-old driver of a go-cart was injured Saturday, June 6 when the machine flipped and caught fire.



WMU student found dead in dorm identified as freshman Alyssa Olafson, of Allendale  MLive.com

The cause of death has not yet been determined, and an autopsy was done Thursday morning. It could be several weeks before the results are announced, ...



Grand Haven Science Olympiad teams advance to state meet  WZZM13.com

All three Grand Haven schools advance to the state Science Olympiad meet after placing in the top tier of teams.



Op-ed: Hemp never belonged on the controlled-substances list  The Denver Post

Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not like marijuana, and the feds could crack down on Colorado's booming industry at any time. But hemp has a powerful ...



Cannabis descheduling not one of 'core priorities' for pharma giant  The Denver Post

Update Feb. 26, 2018: This story has been updated to include a statement from Eli Lilly & Co. A pharmaceutical giant that once developed marijuana-based ...



Prescription CBD could soon be sold in Colorado pharmacies  The Denver Post

Cannabidiol is available in Colorado health food stores, but the state's marijuana laws prevent the cannabis compound from being sold in pharmacies. Now, a ...



Denver International Airport doesn't see need for marijuana disposal bins  The Denver Post

The incidents of TSA finding marijuana on passengers at Denver International Airport are so rare that officials see no need for weed “amnesty boxes."



'My Class is More Than What I Teach Them'  School News Network

At 7:45 a.m. daily, teacher Terry Blevins begins the day with his 30 audiovisual broadcasting students tooling about a warren of separate rooms stuffed with ...



North Dakota lawmakers sign off on medical marijuana rules  The Denver Post

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers on Monday signed off on rules for the state's developing medical marijuana program, a necessary move if the drug ...



Michigan university launches degree program in marijuana science and business  The Denver Post

Northern Michigan University in Marquette began its medical plant chemistry program this semester, with about a dozen students in the first class, the.



Colorado Girl Scouts can now sell cookies outside marijuana dispensaries  The Denver Post

Girl Scouts of Colorado now permits Girl Scout Cookies to be sold outside approved "adult-oriented" businesses, such as marijuana dispensaries and bars.



To boost its economy, Colorado county embraced marijuana. Did it work?  The Denver Post

In a groundbreaking new study, a report released Monday from researchers at Colorado State University-Pueblo finds that the marijuana industry provides a net ...



Cannabis causes less brain damage than alcohol, study finds  The Denver Post

A new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that alcohol is much more damaging to your brain than marijuana.



Elderly couple says 60 pounds of weed was for presents  The Denver Post

An elderly couple who was arrested in Nebraska with 60 pounds of marijuana in their truck told officers that the drugs were meant to be Christmas presents.



Michigan police using saliva drug test at DUI stops  The Denver Post

Michigan State Police officers are conducting saliva tests on suspected drug-impaired motorists, spurring questions about the tests' accuracy.



A quick peek at the upcoming holiday craft shows and bazaars in West Michigan  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

The holiday craft shows and bazaars go into full swing now that Halloween is over. Here is a peek at some of the offerings for 2013.



Could hemp once again be one of Pennsylvania's top agriculture crops?  The Denver Post

Hemp could once again grow proudly in the fields of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, if federal legislation legalizing the cannabis crop passes this year.



Oregon man accused of shipping marijuana in giant fake rocks  The Denver Post

Police say an Oregon man shipped more than $1 million worth of marijuana to another state via UPS last week, packing the drugs inside of artificial boulders.



Colorado man busted with 77 pounds of marijuana in his car in Iowa  The Denver Post

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Northwest Iowa authorities say they arrested a Colorado man with 77 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. Court records say 34-year-old ...



Glitch in California marijuana sales: Computer tracking system not up yet  The Denver Post

Recreational cannabis sales began this week in California without a computer system in place for businesses, now being asked to document sales manually.



Bexar County, Texas reduces penalties for marijuana possession  The Denver Post

Authorities in Bexar County, Texas, which includes San Antonio, are seeking to have misdemeanor offenders found with marijuana receive a citation, not jail.



69 Congress members push amendment to protect state-legal marijuana  The Denver Post

69 members of Congress signed a letter supporting the McClintock-Polis amendment that would protect state-legal marijuana from federal interference.



Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan waxes nostalgic about weed at parties  The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — A late-night party that turned a vacant Washington home into a busy strip club was at the center of a Supreme Court argument Wednesday, ...



Colorado's 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months  The Denver Post

In 2017, Colorado has eclipsed $1 billion in marijuana sales in eight months. In 2016, it took 10 months to reach that mark.



Attorney for Sweet Leaf marijuana budtenders files to dismiss charges  The Denver Post

Four Sweet Leaf dispensary budtenders facing felony charges for alleged illegal distribution of marijuana did not violate state law, their attorney says.



Maine says it will not be ready for recreational marijuana sales by deadline  The Denver Post

Maine officials say the state will not be able to meet the February deadline for the start of recreational marijuana sales.



Marijuana banking bill backed by 19 state attorneys general  The Denver Post

A bill introduced by Rep. Ed Perlmutter that would allow banks to serve marijuana-related businesses got a boost Tuesday from 19 state attorneys general.



Is there a racial correlation to lying about weed use, as Ann Coulter claimed recently?  The Denver Post

Do scientific studies find African Americans are “about 10 times more likely to lie and say they hadn't smoked pot?” The statistic was one of several incendiary ...



Six essential Colorado cannabis tours, from party buses to custom adventures  The Denver Post

See what you want to see with a Colorado cannabis tour company: peeks at a pro grow, 420-friendly airport rides, custom outings & more. Here are six options.



What it takes to be a National Merit semifinalist and what's next  MLive.com

About 16000 students nationwide have been named National Merit semifinalists, including 54 from Kent and Ottawa counties.



Patrick Kennedy slams Trump after new opioid overdose figures released  The Denver Post

The national opioid epidemic escalated in 2016, driven by an unprecedented surge in deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opiates, according to new data ...



Countdown to recreational California cannabis: Where, when, how to buy  The Denver Post

California has released new rules but there are important steps before legal recreational sales kick off on Jan. 1, and uncertainties about the marketplace.



Massachusetts officially goes legal Dec. 15. Marijuana dos and don'ts  The Denver Post

Recreational marijuana is legal in Massachusetts starting Dec. 15. Legal, but not readily available. Get details on what's allowed during the "gray period."



The Industrial Hemp Farming Act is back -- will Congress legalize the crop?  The Denver Post

A bipartisan effort to exempt industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act might just have the political momentum to pass.



Feds threaten intervention in High Times Cannabis Cup outside Las Vegas  The Denver Post

A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the 2017 High Times Cannabis Cup in Nevada, after federal authorities issued a warning to the Moapa Paiute Tribe, which is ...



Government research marijuana is not consumer-level quality or potency  The Denver Post

If you're doing government research on marijuana, you don't have access to the quality or potency of weed that consumers are using.



Colorado marijuana sales in March 2017 top $132 million, setting new record  The Denver Post

In March 2017, licensed Colorado marijuana shops hauled in more than $131 million in sales; it's the tenth month in a row sales have topped $100 million.



Clear your cannabis calendar immediately for these 11 elevated events  The Denver Post

Marijuana-themed festivals and retreats beyond 4/20: Here are the 11 best 420-friendly events to put on your radar for the year ahead.



The strange grey market of weed "gifts" in the "District of Cannabis"  The Denver Post

A 2014 ballot initiative in Washington D.C. legalized recreational use, but it is still illegal to buy or sell marijuana, so a grey "gift economy" emerged.



Coming to New York: Certified kosher medical marijuana products  The Cannabist

A New York company called Vireo Health says it will soon offer the first certified kosher medical marijuana.



Detroit auto show poster contest winners include Careerline Tech Center students  HollandSentinel.com

The works of Grand Haven Public Schools junior Brendan Ahumada, Zeeland West High School junior Elliana Smith and Allendale High School senior Danielle ...



California pilot arrested after emergency landing leads to big marijuana discovery  The Denver Post

A California pilot forced to land a small plane in New Mexico because of mechanical problems has been arrested after authorities found nearly 118lbs of pot.



A closer look at the paper trail behind The International Church of Cannabis  The Denver Post

Elevationism doesn't resemble traditional religious practices, and its formation and structure are even less orthodox. The group's paper trail reveals a nonprofit ...



Colorado marijuana sales for 2015 rocket to $996 million  The Cannabist

Licensed and regulated marijuana stores in Colorado sold $996,184,788 worth of recreational and medical cannabis in 2015, according to new data from the ...



Why a majority of pharmacists in Uruguay won't sell pot  The Denver Post

The government wants to start selling pot at pharmacies in Uruguay, but only 50 out of 1200 pharmacies are registered, stoking a debate.



Small-town Alaska pot shops barely able to keep up with demand for recreational marijuana sales  The Denver Post

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A second marijuana retailer has opened for business in the southeast Alaska city of Sitka. The Northern Lights Indoor Gardens began ...



The marijuana breathalyzer: When will it hit the streets?  The Denver Post

Hound Labs Inc. announced that its marijuana breathalyzer successfully completed roadside field testing by law enforcement officers.



Photo essay: Nas and Soja's Cannabis Cup show at Red Rocks  The Cannabist

Soja and Nas played to a chilly, dry and very high Red Rocks crowd on Saturday to celebrate 4/20 and the U.S. Cannabis Cup.



Whoopi Goldberg talks dysmenorrhea and how weed can help  The Denver Post

Whoopi Goldberg is now peddling THC- and CBD-infused products meant to help with dysmenorrhea and she's noticing how men are downplaying the ...



Former Western Michigan players Tim Balice, Scott Gajos cast in Kurt Russell football movie, 'Touchback,' to be filmed near Grand Rapids  MLive.com

Kalamazoo College defensive back Adam Powers also in film.



Smart Approaches to Marijuana would welcome federal enforcement of cannabis laws  The Denver Post

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a non-profit group opposed to marijuana legalization, has sent a report to Sessions encouraging federal enforcement.



Federal bill would protect medical marijuana states and provide veteran access  The Denver Post

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives has reintroduced legislation to protect patients in states where medical marijuana has been legalized.



Colorado marijuana sales set monthly record of $122.7 million in July  The Denver Post

Colorado's monthly marijuana sales notched an all-time high in July 2016 as shops sold nearly $122.7 million of medical and recreational cannabis — a 27 ...



A weed lollipop gave Nick Jonas an erection on the red carpet  The Denver Post

With legal marijuana becoming increasingly normalized, so are our interactions with the intoxicating plant. Pop star Nick Jonas told one of his ...



Marijuana research: Massive report details health effects with eye on future  The Denver Post

Marijuana research: A new assessment of 10000 studies since 1999 quantifies the weight of scientific evidence, with recommendations for future study.



Oregon police compare piles of weed to a Voodoo Doughnut  The Cannabist

How much weed makes up an ounce, the legal amount you can carry in Oregon? According to Portland Police: A pile roughly the size of a large Voodoo ...



Tech tycoon Sean Parker propels California marijuana initiative  The Cannabist

SAN FRANCISCO — The push to put California among the states where marijuana can be sold to and legally used by adults for recreation took a major step ...



South Dakota Indian tribe plans to sell marijuana by Jan. 1  The Cannabist

South Dakota marijuana: The Flandreau Santee Sioux Indian tribe plans to start selling marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes by Jan. 1.



Trump administration puts recreational marijuana in crosshairs, but seems to detach medical marijuana  The Denver Post

States where recreational marijuana is legal will be subject to “greater enforcement” under the Trump administration, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said ...



Hudsonville Freedom Christian's former athletes mourn program's end as school closes  MLive.com

The seniors from the Freedom Christian boys soccer team that won the 2009 Division 4 state title, pose with the championship trophy after beating Ann Arbor ...



Mile High Comics selling HQ; legal pot boosts real estate value  The Cannabist

One of the largest comic book retailers in the world is putting its north Denver headquarters on the market — and the owner of Mile High Comics credits the ...



More public companies are addressing marijuana legalization in SEC filings  The Denver Post

The talk of expanded marijuana legalization is starting to pop up in SEC filings for non-cannabis firms in sectors such as alcohol, pharmaceuticals, finance and ...



The Cannabist Show: He founded Leafly; He helps protect pot shops  The Denver Post

Leafly and Headset founder Cy Scott and Derek Porter, CEO of Security Grade Protective Services. Talking pot industry security, banking and legalization ...



Watch: Cloris Leachman tokes up in 'This is Happening'  The Cannabist

Exclusive peek: Cloris Leachman and Mickey Sumner get lifted in this comedy about a grandmother, her grandkids and a trunkload of weed.



Fired Christian radio personalities Chris and Emilee plan internet ministry, dish on their departure  Mlive Kalamazoo

Chris and Emilee Danielson, fired in March from WQJK-FM in Holland, plan a return to an internet ministry they set aside when they moved to Michigan. (Photo ...



Man arrested on Amtrak train after pot was found in his luggage  The Cannabist

Havre, Mont. — A Minneapolis man faces felony drug charges in Montana after a search of the luggage he checked on an Amtrak train turned up more than 31 ...



Marijuana in a Muslim land: Morocco is considering medical pot  The Cannabist

As Morocco looks at legalizing marijuana growing for medical and industrial uses, opponents question the new draft law in the Muslim nation.



Plenty of free pot samples at Cannabis Cup's bustling first day  The Cannabist

For the second year, the U.S. Cannabis Cup kicked off Saturday at the Denver Mart with speakers and vendors from all over, and plenty of free marijuana.



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