COAST program brings together community members, students to increase understanding, advocacy for disability rights

by (Lizzie Kazmiers...)

Submitted 08-28-2018 under OPINION

Disability Advocates of Kent County is an organization specializing in a number of services to improve the lives of people with disabilities throughout the Grand Rapids area. In recent years they have partnered with Grand Valley State University...

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New ordinance proposal calls for Civil Rights Department, robust anti-discrimination legislation in Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-13-2018 under NEWS

“The citizens in Grand Rapids are totally unprotected from discrimination, totally. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights has a couple good investigators and I mean a couple,” says Lyonel LaGrone, Policy Liaison for LINC UP, a local...

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GRPS gets ready for school walkout, discusses gun violence, school security

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-09-2018 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools announced on February 22, 2018 that it would stand by and support students in their advocacy for gun reform by supporting the Wednesday, March 14, 2018 school walk-out. This walkout was organized by teens nationally in...

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Bartending competition to support local hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, March 11, T.G.I. Friday’s of Kentwood is hosting a flair bartending competition where mixologists will display their skills and auction off their creations along with a host of other prizes to benefit Feeding America West Michigan...

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Local labor unions explain possible effects of Right to Work legislation

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 04-17-2013 under NEWS

On December 11, 2012, Michigan joined Indiana, Iowa and 21 other states by signing into law the new Right-To-Work (RtW) legislation. The new legislation mandates that employees are now allowed a new choice in labor contracts - the choice not to...

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Requiem for a dream?

by (dhavens)

Submitted 09-15-2009 under NEWS

It’s no secret that Michigan is in a financial mess. Rumors have been flying this summer about proposed cuts or caps for the Michigan film incentives. The Michigan Information Research Service (MIRS), the oldest legislative reporting service in...

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