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Story Matters: Officer Mike Harris explains his work at Boys and Girls Club

Submitted 11-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Officer Mike Harris shares why he values his work at the Boys and Girls Club and how he would like to be remembered.

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Campaign to ban use of wild animals for entertainment heats up

Submitted 11-24-2014 under OPINION

End Circus Cruelty's campaign gathers at the City Commission meeting in large numbers, urging city leaders to pass an ordinance banning the use of wild animals in Grand Rapids.

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Catalyst Radio: Jazz & Justice concert Sat. Nov. 15 features Grupo Aye, Immigration Reform

Submitted 11-14-2014 under NEWS

Hope Church on Kalamazoo Avenue is presenting monthly concerts as conversation starters to support local artists while promoting discussion around issues that impact the local community.

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Alejandro Ruiz se acuerda de como un amor inspiró su carrera artística

Submitted 11-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Alejandro Ruiz comparte como él comenzó a dibujar y su experiencia viviendo aquí en el vecindario de la Avenida Grandville.

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Story Matters: Alejandro Ruiz recalls how crush started drawing career

Submitted 11-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Alejandro Ruiz shares how he started drawing and his experience living in the Grandville Avenue neighborhood.

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HQ to open runaway, homeless youth drop-in center

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

Financially backed by Mars Hill Bible Church in cooperation with Arbor Circle, HQ plans to open its doors to homeless and runaway youth on December 1 in the Heritage Hill neighborhood.

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Well House expands with purchase of two additional houses

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

Well House has recently purchased two houses, raising the total number to eight houses and five vacant lots.

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NPO Showcase: Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition

Submitted 10-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition serves as a voice for safer and more accessible bicycling of all kinds in our area.

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Software developers win contest for innovative snow plow app

Submitted 10-21-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A team of local software engineers have won the grand prize for Code Michigan 2014 with their snow plow data tracking application. The award of $15,000 will help the project move forward, yet much work remains to be done.

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Story Matters: Bruce Barresi keeps himself busy

Submitted 09-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Bruce Barresi talks about his nicknames, his past and how he stays busy.

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