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Magnificent moose: The comeback story of Michigan's Upper Peninsula herd

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 10-08-2019 under NONPROFITS

How do you get a half-ton moose from Ontario to Michigan? All it takes is a helicopter, a sturdy sling, a big blindfold, earplugs, an international team of wildlife biologists and veterinarians, a 600-mile overnight truck ride, and a verdant new...

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Grand Raggidy Roller Derby Preview, Saturday, April 13th

by (Stuart Orr-Reek)

Submitted 04-11-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Raggidy Roller Derby will be hitting the track Saturday, April 13th, hosting Flint Roller Derby and the Ypsilanti Vigilantes in a doubleheader held at MSA Woodland. The All Stars face off against Flint and the Attack take on Ypsilanti. The All...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum presents 'A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions'

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 01-18-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition opening January 26, A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions. The exhibition  closes out a yearlong celebration of GRAM's tenth anniversary at...

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A two-for-one deal: Volunteers help improve 'rabbitat'

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 12-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Cottontail rabbits are such a common sight in southern Michigan’s city parks, gardens and backyards that you may never think about where else they live or about the habitat they need beyond our neighborhoods. But rabbits also live on public...

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Michigan Artist Series 'Water is Sacred // Trees are Relatives' opens at GRAM Oct. 27

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 10-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) announced today that the next installment of its Michigan Artist Series will be opening on October 27. Dylan Miner: Water is Sacred // Trees are Relatives will be on view at the Museum through March...

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Michigan Proposal 3 - What you need to know

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 10-19-2018 under OPINION

Michigan Proposal 3, the Voting Policies in State Constitution Initiative, is on the ballot in Michigan as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018 (Election Day). The essential premise behind this state constitutional amendment:...

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Photo gallery: Cosecha GR walks to Lansing for immigrant rights

by (jproth1)

Submitted 10-11-2018 under NEWS

Over forty people with Movimiento Cosecha GR left Grand Rapids on Friday, October 5, 2018 and made a historic sixty-five mile march advocating for drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants. The walkers also included members from the Bronson...

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Seeking safety for Black American males impacted by trauma

by (Urban Core Coll...)

Submitted 07-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

This feature has been written by Kerby Killingham, clinician and lead peer support specialist with the Seeking Safety Program at Family Outreach Center. Family Outreach Center is a member of the Urban Core Collective. “Time does not heal...

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Finding my role in the fight for equity

by (Urban Core Coll...)

Submitted 05-22-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

This article has been written by Kendra Avila. Kendra Avila, originally from Soddy Daisy, Tennessee moved to Grand Rapids in 2015 for an internship, with no intentions of staying more than a few months.  Three years later, she now...

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Photo slideshow: Marching in support of drivers licenses for all

by (jproth1)

Submitted 05-04-2018 under NEWS

More than 1,000 people showed up at Roosevelt Park on May 1, 2018, to march from the park to Grand Rapids City Hall in support of immigration rights. “Today is International Workers Day, we are marching for the protection, dignity and respect of the...

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