The Rapidian

Kent County Commission

Concerned community members speak at Kent County Commission Public Comment

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

After over three months of appeals to the Sheriff and the Kent County Commissioners, there has been no action by Kent County’s elected officials to end the unnecessary and violent contract with ICE.   GR Rapid Response to ICE receives...

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Backlash to Cosecha disruption at ArtPrize showcases problem with typical 'West Michigan nice'

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 09-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

Complicity with ICE by Kent CountyIn the last three months, organizers from Movimiento Cosecha GR and Grand Rapid Rapid Response to ICE have worked in partnership on a campaign to #EndTheContract between Kent County and Immigration and Customs...

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People's Commission to end the ICE contract takes over Kent County Commission

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 09-14-2018 under NEWS

Concerned residents again demanded that the Kent County Commission end the contract with ICE to, as they put it, "stop taking money to hold our immigrant neighbors for their deportation." The Kent County contract with ICE was first signed...

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Local Elections 2012: Kent County 14th District candidates respond to Rapidian questions

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-02-2012 under NEWS

Our politics beat asked the Kent County 14th District Commission candidates [Casey O'Neill and Carol Hennessy] some questions for our Rapidian readers. We hope they help you to get informed about where they stand on issues that affect us locally...

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Meet your local elected official, Kent County Commissioner Jim Talen

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 07-18-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Kent County Commissioner Jim Talen recently sat down with the Rapidian politics beat to discuss his current campaign for re-election. Talen does not have an opponent in the Democratic primary. Republican candidate Theodor Nikodem will be running...

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Trash Talk: Controversy sparks over new solid waste management plan

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 03-27-2012 under NEWS

A proposal that would allow the Kent County Board of Public Works more control over where solid waste ends up after leaving the curb is generating much debate between waste haulers and the county. Private waste haulers in the region are concerned...

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Primary election narrows candidate pool for fall

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 08-04-2010 under NEWS

Republican candidates outnumbered Democrats in West Michigan in the August 3 primary electon but, as always, only one from each party was chosen once the votes were counted. GovernorRepublican candidate Pete Hoekstra was the leading vote getter in...

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