Sam Easter

Sam Easter

Sam Easter is a freelance journalist based in Grand Rapids. His work has appeared in Vice, The Daily Beast and local newspapers throughout the Midwest.

Airbnb boom means mixed bag for Michigan communities

By: - May 24, 2019

Carole and Terry Tufts live in suburban Kentwood, just 20 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, in a gray four-bedroom home. There’s a plush floral couch in the living room, and a large dinner table where they host their four-child, 12-grandchild, two-great-grandchild family. Their lawn slopes down to a creek, with a park and playground just […]