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Catalyst Radio: Paschka's audio and community interests lead him to WYCE

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NEWS

After serving with two Grand Rapids arts organizations, AJ Paschka finds that being the new station manager of WYCE is a natural progression.


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.


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.


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.


Dominican Center programming offers ways to simplify complexities of life

Submitted 12-17-2014 under OPINION

Life as we know it is changing rapidly and dramatically. In the relentless busyness of modern life, we have lost the rhythm between stillness and activity.


Gaming on board: party provider expands services with Ultimate Gaming Bus

Submitted 12-16-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Brian Mosby started his business three years ago by offering bounce houses and other party fun for young children. He's now expanding his services to include entertainment for older children and teens with a mobile gaming station equiped with up to 50 video games.


Story Matters: Mrs. Kelli Breuker explains what she loves about her job

Submitted 12-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Mrs. Kelli Breuker shares what she enjoys about her work, the neighborhood, and the walking school bus.


Story Matters: Principal Troy Wilbon talks about favorite part of day at Harrison Park School

Submitted 12-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Principal Troy Wilbon discusses his work as principle and why he loves the start of the school day.


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.


Shop locally, give back at Grand Rapids Downtown Market during holidays

Submitted 12-09-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Buying local this holiday season ensures that more dollars will be recirculated back into the community. The Downtown Market is hosting activities in support of the local economy.