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Government Shutdown: Q&A with Legal Aid's Karen Tjapkes

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-25-2019 under NONPROFITS

With the partial government shutdown now in its second month, more and more people are feeling the strain. The impact goes beyond the 800,000 federal workers, including those at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, who missed their second paycheck...

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Grand Rapids Neigborhood Summit keynote speaker to discuss going 'beyond a seat at the table'

by (Stacy Stout)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit 2018 is pleased to welcome Rasheda L. Weaver, PhD as the keynote speaker for this year’s event. This year’s summit will be on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Grand Valley State...

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During the Michigan State of the State, hold the Governor accountable

by (balexander)

Submitted 01-17-2017 under OPINION

In what has been a Governorship bathed in mismanagement, scandal and decisions that have disparately affected our most vulnerable residents – today the Michigan Governor will need to deliver a State of the State that reads like the apology...

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Disability Advocates of Kent County encourages participation in National Disability Voter Registration Week

by (Disability Advo...)

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

The American Association of People with Disabilities' REV UP campaign is proud to coordinate National Disability Voter Registration Week, July 11-15, 2016.  This week is dedicated to increasing the political power of people with...

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Join me in making history: Grand Rapids' new mayor pens letter to citizens at start of term

by (Mayor Rosalynn Bliss)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Hello, Grand Rapidians. I begin my term as your mayor with great excitement – and with a great sense of responsibility. I fully recognize I am standing on the shoulders of many great leaders who have come before me, and I am honored to follow...

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State of the State: Public Act 4 Must Go

by (balexander)

Submitted 01-24-2016 under OPINION

I’m parched – but it’s not because I’m living in a place like Flint where I must pay for polluted water while also purchasing clean water for consumption – it’s because I read the Governor’s State of the...

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

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Deb Havens, running...

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Republican congressional nominees, ballot initiatives up for vote in August

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NEWS

On August 5 the state primaries will open for voting. Voters can find where their appropriate polling location is using the Grand Rapids precinct map. The candidates on this year’s primary have been gaining national attention. Justin...

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Local campaign seeks to ban use of wild animals in entertainment

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NEWS

A local coalition, “End Circus Cruelty in Grand Rapids,” is seeking 5,000 signatures on their petition calling for an ordinance that would outlaw the use of wild animals for entertainment in both Grand Rapids and Walker.  The group...

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Catalyst Radio: Wolf PAC starting with local efforts to get money out of politics

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-20-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we hear about a grassroots group called Wolf PAC, a political action committee that is looking to “get money out...

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