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Elections

Voting in your jammies

by (amanda_a_sterling)

Submitted 05-10-2019 under NEWS

When it comes to voting rights, Michigan was hurtled into the 21st century during the 2018 midterm elections. Proposal 3, a package of voting reforms designed to modernize our voting systems, decisively passed (67% to 33%) which gave Michiganders a...

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Faith, family, love for community fuels Williams' bid for GRPS school board

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 09-21-2018 under NEWS

This year seven candidates square off for five open seats on the Grand Rapids School board November 6, 2018 election. Of the seven candidates, three are incumbents (Tony Baker, Jose Flores, John Matias) and four are new challengers (Kimberely...

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Forum provides opportunity to discuss environmental issues with local political hopefuls

by (Sierra Club Gra...)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Are you passionate about health and local environmental issues? Join us Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dominican Center at Marywood for a forum on environmental topics with local political hopefuls.  The Kent County Candidate...

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Women, politics, Grand Rapids: a chat with Tami VandenBerg

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under OPINION

Local business owner and force of nature Tami Vandenberg has never been one to be shy about the issues that matter most to her, which are often of a controversial nature. The co-owner of Grand Rapids’ much loved Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid...

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What cities lose when plagued by low voter turnout

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under OPINION

Voters in the Grand Rapids area decided vital issues close to home in the last local election election, which included ballot proposals for millions of dollars to improve the quality of public schools as well as new candidates for local office. That...

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Democrat David LaGrand vies for Michigan House seat

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 11-16-2015 under NEWS

David LaGrand, after defeating fellow Democratic contender Michael Scruggs in primaries this November, is slated to be on the March 8 ballot against Republican Blake Edmonds to represent Michigan’s 75th district in Lansing. He is the...

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Mayor discusses Tuesday elections, other citizen questions on City Connection

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, City Connection was aired on GRTV Channel 24 and live-streamed right here on The Rapidian on Monday,...

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Democrats face off for Michigan House seat in special primary

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NEWS

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters will choose between two Democrats hoping to serve as the area’s State House Representative. The winner in Tuesday’s special primary will then face off against the currently unopposed Republican candidate. The...

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Story Matters: Katie Gordon appreciates focus on income, racial inequalities at mayoral debate

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

After Thursday night's mayoral debate on income inequality hosted by MLive and WGVU, two-year Grand Rapidian Katie Gordon says she is looking forward to a mayor that will continue the legacy of Mayor Heartwell's work to...

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Story Matters: Mary Alice Williams wishes for more "teeth" in local politics

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NONPROFITS

Mary Alice Williams attended the mayoral candidate debate on income inequality on Thursday, July 30, hosted by MLive and WGVU. Williams says she's looking most of all for integrity, a passion to serve and social justice...

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