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Elections

Meet civic investor Erica VanEe: Investing in a place at the table

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Erica VanEe says it wasn't until she was living, working and playing in the same community that she truly found a sense of place and purpose. VanEe brings her history of inclusive strategy and work in education to her new appointment on the City of Grand Rapids Planning Commission.

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Mayor answers citizen questions on City Connection

Submitted 04-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tonight at 5 p.m., the mayor will be available to answer questions- live- from local citizens. The Rapidian's intern Hayley Gryzch asks about proposed parking meter changes to the downtown area. Ask your question here!

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Wealthy Theatre to host evening with Dr. Carl Hart

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS

"Ending the War on Drugs," presented by the Michigan ACLU, will feature special guest Dr. Carl Hart at Wealthy Theatre.

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Hunger in uniform: JROTC cadets overcoming food insecurity

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Students at Innovation Central High School are helping classmates and their own families beat hunger.

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Mayor to answer citizen questions about new police chief tonight on City Connection

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tonight at 5 p.m., the mayor will be available to answer questions- live- from local citizens.

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Public discussion provokes examination of social issues in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-28-2014 under NEWS

The Office for Public Culture held a discussion last Friday night focused on Henri Lefebvre's concept of "Right to the City" and attempted to collectively imagine ways of implementing the concept in Grand Rapids.

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Bartending competition to support local hunger relief

Submitted 02-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

T.G.I. Friday's of Kentwood will showcase its bartenders' skills in support of Feeding America West Michigan.

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Mayor Heartwell outlines future of Grand Rapids climate resiliency

Submitted 02-26-2014 under NEWS

Mayor Heartwell talks about several programs focused on the future of Grand Rapids sustainability and climate resiliency.

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Mayor addresses citizen concerns in live conversation on GRTV, The Rapidian

Submitted 02-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Heartwell answered citizen questions Monday night, including a question about gun control and open carry laws.

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Acton on Tap event to provide forum to discuss threats to religious liberty

Submitted 01-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Tuesday evening's Acton on Tap event, "The Growing Threat to Religious Liberty," to focus on current controversies regarding freedom of religion

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