politics

Catalyst Radio: GR Rally in Support of Women's March on Washington

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-20-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In this conversation, Jessica talks with Jack Woller about solidarity, the Women's March on Washington happening following the inauguration of Donald Drumpf, and the local rally at Fountain Street Church. The Grand Rapids Rally in Support of...

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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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Heritage Hill Neighborhood to lose protection of historic property if bills pass in Lansing

by (Heritage Hill A...)

Submitted 02-23-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Historic Preservation Modernization Act, HB5232 & SB720, proposed by Representative Chris Afendoulis and Senator Peter MacGregor purports to enhance the personal property rights of residents in historic districts. In actuality, it is...

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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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Mayor Bliss to hold neighborhood listening meetings following State of the City address

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

Following her State of the City address tonight, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will hold Neighborhood Meetings Monday, February 8-11. Bliss says she wants to hear from residents, emphasize points from her address and answer any questions residents may have...

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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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Mayor Bliss to outline opportunities at first State of the City Address next Tuesday

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, February 2, our new mayor Rosalynn Bliss will present her first State of the City address at the Harris Building (111 South Division Ave). The address, for the first time in Grand Rapids history, will be streamed live at www....

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Environmental concerns reflective of racial inequity

by (prfcgr)

Submitted 01-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Water is a natural resource that, in the developed world, we often take for granted. On a daily basis, most people in the United States do not question whether or not their drinking water is safe. In Grand Rapids, most people don’t think about...

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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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Politics & Pints event to connect public to local politicians over beer

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 11-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its final Politics and Pints event of 2015 on Nov. 23 at Founders Brewery. Anyone can register to drink beer and chat with local businesspeople, community members and local...

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