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Candidates answer citizen questions on gentrification, race, police, LGBTQIA

Submitted 08-01-2015 under NEWS

As Tuesday's primary elections near, we gather last answers from our mayoral candidates to citizen questions on social ills and issues.


Story Matters: W. Paul Mayhue calls out problems of racial discrimination with police leadership, trespassing

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NONPROFITS

After attending the mayoral debate at Wealthy Theatre, Mayhue sat down to talk with us about the problems with race in Grand Rapids that he's seen with policing and laws.


Prices on locally grown organic food reveal hard truth

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NEWS

Is “organic” just a euphemism for “You’re being gouged?” For organic farmers here in Grand Rapids, the answer is a resounding “No.”


Our Kitchen Table works to empower and support Southeast residents

Submitted 07-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Our Kitchen Table is a nonprofit organization working to educate and empower people of color and income challenged communities on food justice and how to create change in the food systems in their neighborhoods.


Candidates answer citizen questions on economy, talent retention, Airbnb, transportation

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NEWS

With just four days before local citizens vote for their choice in the next mayor, we have candidates answering questions from local citizens.


Dementia Expert Returns to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

Dr. Len Lecci returns to Covenant Village of the Great Lakes with the latest information and advice for maintaining brain health. He’ll present “Maximizing Your Memory Health” on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m.


Mayoral candidates answer citizen questions on their role as mayor, representing young voices, City finances

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

With just one week left until the Primaries, we’re bringing more questions from our local citizens that were sent to us on July 15 at the Mayoral Debate.


Cautionary signs foster well-being, unique identity of East Hills

Submitted 07-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

In an effort to improve the safety and recognition of his community, Eric Tank started making hand-crafted “Slow Down” signs for his neighbors. To date he's made 19 signs, and the movement has since spread to other communities in Grand Rapids.


Local high school students work to restore their watershed

Submitted 07-28-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards installs rain gardens to ease stormwater flooding and expands to a new Rogue River team.


WMEAC co-founder inducted into Hall of Fame

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Will Wolfe, co-founder of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, has been inducted into the Legacy Circle of the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame.