politics

GRPS Director of Communications explains major bond proposal up for vote on Tuesday, November 3

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 10-27-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) bond proposal is up for a vote on November 3, 2015. The $175 million dollar bond proposal would add 2.1 mills to property tax bills, an annual cost of $103.50 for the owner of a $100,000 house, according...

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Citizens needed to fill City of Grand Rapids boards and commissions

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-01-2015 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids is looking for volunteers to help them fill roles in a total of 40 citizen boards and commissions. City officials are specifically looking to increase the diversity in those boards and commissions, and encourage women...

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Where are the votes?

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids has over 130,000 registered voters, but the actual act of voting rarely peaks over 80,000 participants within the city limits. Least likely among those participants at the polls are young people and people of color. When asked, the...

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Mayoral candidates answer citizen questions on their role as mayor, representing young voices, City finances

by (Holly)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

With just one week left until the Primary elections, with four mayoral candidates on the ballot and the possibility of our next mayor being chosen that day, we’re bringing more questions from our local citizens that were sent to us on July 15...

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Mayoral Candidate Spotlight:John George

by (Jhodges)

Submitted 07-27-2015 under NEWS

John George considers himself an average citizen, outside of the normal political groups that dominate our city. An electrical engineer by trade, John George decided to run for mayor because of one issue, fluoride in drinking water. While Grand...

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Voting 101: Understanding differences between wards, precincts, quadrants, neighborhoods

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids has wards, precincts, neighborhoods and quadrants. This can be sometimes be confusing. Understanding what wards and precincts are, and how they differentiate from neighborhoods and quadrants, is important for local elections. Wards are...

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Noemi Gonzales revela lo que cambiaría si fuera gobernadora

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 11-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Read this article in English | Leer este artículo en inglés Construimos comunidad cuando compartimos nuestras historias – si son de una memoria, una experiencia o solamente diciendo lo que pensamos es bueno de este lugar. El proyecto de...

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Story Matters: Noemi Gonzales reveals what she would change if governor

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 11-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish 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. The Elevating Voices project is...

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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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Local politicians struggle with sign theft, defacement before Election Day

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 07-18-2014 under NEWS

As the August 5 primary approaches, yard signs for various campaigns are being defaced and stolen. Last week, a picture of two young women stealing a Justin Amash sign from a yard in Plainfield Township circulated on social media. Brad Tobin, who...

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