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Focus on Issues: Community Outreach Court

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids' Heartside social service organizations have teamed up with legal service organizations and the Grand Rapids District Court to form the Community Outreach Court.

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New police chief notes lowering recidivism rates; continues to seek ways to lower rates further

Submitted 12-17-2014 under NEWS

A conversation with GRPD Chief of Police David Rahinsky reveals he's looking at ways to address recidivism in Michigan- which at a 28% rate is significantly lower than the national level. Rahinsky says it's still too high.

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City Commission holds public hearing on police, community relations

Submitted 12-17-2014 under NEWS

Most citizens in favor of body cameras spoke of transparency as a big issue with police, but others also noted privacy concerns.

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Formal public hearing set to explore implications of police body cameras

Submitted 12-09-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, December 16 at 7 p.m., City Commissioners will convene for a formal public hearing on whether or not police body cameras should be enacted into policy.

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Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids chapter kicks off meetings with nonviolence training, rally at Calder Plaza

Submitted 12-05-2014 under NEWS

In the wake of events in Ferguson, MO, Grand Rapids leaders created a chapter of the national organization Black Lives Matter to address issues of racism locally.

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Building consensus: public engagement strategist to address justice, equity, involvement in city planning

Submitted 12-03-2014 under NEWS

Don Edwards, Principal at Justice and Sustainability Associates in DC, will be visiting Grand Rapids on Thursday for the GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series.

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City Commission hears public comment about police body camera implementation

Submitted 12-03-2014 under NEWS

LINC addresses City Commission with proposed policy to equip police officers with body cameras; public weighs in.

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Seeing red

Submitted 12-02-2014 under NEWS

How modern day real estate practices are continuing the tradition of redlining in communities of color within Grand Rapids.

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Own our city: Toronto's Chief Planner shares window into ingredients for civic change

Submitted 12-01-2014 under NEWS

Jennifer Keesmaat visited Grand Rapids for the GR Forward Thinking speaker series, to talk to Grand Rapidians about the key elements needed to ensure good growth and change.

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City Connection welcomes Commissioner Senita Lenear to monthly show

Submitted 12-01-2014 under NEWS

This month, City Commissioner Senita Lenear joined GRTV on City Connection to answer citizen questions live at 5 p.m.

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