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Candidates answer citizen questions on economy, talent retention, Airbnb, transportation

Holly Bechiri
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:59am

NEWS: With just four days before local citizens vote for their choice in the next mayor, we have candidates answering questions from local citizens.

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Story Matters: Mary Alice Williams wishes for more "teeth" in local politics

The Rapidian
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:10pm

NONPROFITS: Mary Alice Williams attended MLive and WGVU's mayoral candidate debate on income inequality, and says she's looking most of all for integrity, a passion to serve and social justice concerns in Grand Rapids' next mayor.

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Our Kitchen Table works to empower and support Southeast residents

CeNique Yeldell
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:53am

LOCAL LIFE: Our Kitchen Table is a nonprofit organization working to educate and empower people of color and income challenged communities on food justice and how to create change in the food systems in their neighborhoods.

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Story Matters: Paris Lara looks for mayor that's well-r...

The Rapidian
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:50pm

NONPROFITS: After attending the mayoral debate on July 30, Lara says he appreciates the diverse group of candidates, from those who don't have much political background or networks to those who have been working in politics in the area for a long time.

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New app-driven bike sharing program comes to Grand Rapids

Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard - 07/28

Spokefly bikes can be used all over Grand Rapids and parked at any bike rack since the entire transaction is through the Spokefly app.


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