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Story Matters: Deb Havens sees politics as "resource choices"

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Deb Havens, running for State Senate District 28, wants people to believe once again that they can make a difference through political involvement. She explains the importance of political decisions as "resource choices," and the affect that political decisions have on every aspect of our lives.

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Blue 35 creates high tech office, conference spaces for rent

Submitted 07-29-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Blue 35 offers office and conference space for a day, a month or a year- and members then have access to Bluescape, a new technology that makes real time global connectivity possible.

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Diverse food cultures intersect at Downtown Market

Submitted 07-29-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Downtown Market emphasizes cultural diversity as foundational to market infrastructure. From Thailand to Costa Rica, Downtown Market offers a variety of ethnic culinary dishes.

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August vote to decide fate of Kent District Libraries

Submitted 07-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Library users in Kent County will depend on millage results for continued access, says Lance Werner of Kent District Library.

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Story Matters: Terrell Cornelius shares what it's like to live on the West Side

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

Terrell Cornelius shares what he loves about living on Bridge Street, what he'd like to see happen on the West Side and Grand Rapids as a whole- and his dreams for the future.

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Fair Housing Center of West Michigan files discrimination claim

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NEWS

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan has filed a complaint against Asset Management Specialists, a property management group. They allege a discriminatory maintenance levels for properties in African American and Latino neighborhoods.

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Senior Artie Smith grateful for good food, good friends

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan and the Grand Rapids Housing Commission work together to feed seniors.

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Fire engulfs West Side apartments

Submitted 07-24-2014 under NEWS

A fire blazes tonight in the West Grand neighborhood, consuming apartments across from the Basilica of St. Adalbert at 4th and Davis.

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Story Matters: Black Hills resident Kapriona Smith compares Grand Rapids to Detroit

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Kapriona Smith just moved to Grand Rapids this spring, and says the economy alone makes it a great place to live. She talks about what it's like to live in her current neighborhood of Black Hills.

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Story Matters: Diana Dixon compares Brooklyn life to new life in Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Diana Dixon used to live in Brooklyn, New York. In this video she compares the two- and what it's like for her now when she goes back.

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