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Dajia Mazu procession, pilgrims arrive in Xingang, Chiayi County
The Singang (Xingang) Township Office (新港鄉公所) yesterday conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly designed "Prosperity Mazu" lantern that was released in celebration of the Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage Procession to Xingang Township in Chiayi County.
 
Taichung City will be holding "Stationing 100 Masters in Schools" (當全世界都在閱讀-百師入學) in celebration of World Book Day 2015, from April 9 to the end of the year. The eight-month event will invite 100 famous writers, poets and celebrities, and station them in schools, cultural places and libraries all over Taichung to inspire students and residents alike.
 
The Taichung District Prosecutors Office yesterday conducted an impromptu search at the Taipei Metro's Central District Project Office in Taichung City, taking away a box of documents at the end and left no clear explanation of the investigation.
 
Metro collapse not due to gov't pressure: mayor
Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung yesterday dismissed speculation that the deadly accident at an MRT construction site had anything to do with government pressure to rush the completion of the city's mass rapid transit railway project.
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Taichung is arranging a series of activities, including a painting contest and a series of bus tours, to highlight the important place that the sea goddess Mazu occupies in the local culture, according to the city's Cultural Affairs Bureau (CAB).
 
Taichung Metro collapse kills 4, injures 4
A collapsed section of an under-construction elevated railway at a Taichung Mass Rail Transit System (Taichung Metro) construction site caused four deaths and four injuries late Friday afternoon; three of the dead were construction workers at the site.
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Sons draw straws for chance to donate liver for ill father by drawing lots
The life of a Taiwanese man suffering liver cancer was saved after undergoing a living donor transplant procedure replacing his liver with the one donated from his son, who was selected from a pool of three other sons by drawing lots.
 
A high school teacher in Taichung is persisting with his journey of coming to terms with his lifelong dream to become a woman with the support of his students and over the objections of his mother.
 
The Taichung City Government Construction Bureau recently stated that it will take steps on the city's cotton trees following complaints from affected residents, the Central News Agency reported.
 
Taichung City's 20th Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition will be calling for artists to enter their works, said the Taichung City Government's Cultural Affairs Bureau this Wednesday.
 
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