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Meet the candidates: 2024 Grand Rapids Third Ward commissioner election

by (theoscheer)

Submitted 07-12-2024 under NEWS

Six candidates are running for a seat representing the Third Ward on the Grand Rapids City Commission. The seat is currently held by Third Ward Commissioner Bing Goei, who is running for reelection. Goei was appointed to the position in March to...

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Meet the candidates: 2024 Grand Rapids First Ward commissioner election

by (theoscheer)

Submitted 07-08-2024 under NEWS

Four candidates are running to replace First Ward Commissioner Jon O’Connor on the Grand Rapids City Commission in the upcoming election. Commissioner O’Connor was first elected in 2015 and again in 2019. Due to term limits, he is unable to seek...

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Grand Rapids, Kent County leaders call for using COVID-19 relief funds toward anti-violence resources

by (Brett)

Submitted 09-04-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

A coalition of community leaders are calling for more resources to address Kent County's recent rise in shootings and thefts, which they say is directly tied to the pandemic. In a September 1 press conference organized by Grand Rapids Second...

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#TheShift Summit plots cooperative course to success for local Black residents

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NEWS

On Friday, November 18, an audience of over 50 people, including many African-American small business owners and non-profit community workers, attended #TheShift Summit at the Seidman Business Center of Grand Valley State University. The Summit was...

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