politics

Republican congressional nominees, ballot initiatives up for vote in August

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NEWS

On August 5 the state primaries will open for voting. Voters can find where their appropriate polling location is using the Grand Rapids precinct map. The candidates on this year’s primary have been gaining national attention. Justin...

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Local campaign seeks to ban use of wild animals in entertainment

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NEWS

A local coalition, “End Circus Cruelty in Grand Rapids,” is seeking 5,000 signatures on their petition calling for an ordinance that would outlaw the use of wild animals for entertainment in both Grand Rapids and Walker.  The group...

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Expert reveals potential advantages, dangers of minimum wage increase

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 06-09-2014 under NEWS

On May 24th, 2014 Governor Rick Snyder signed a bipartisan bill to increase the state minimum wage from $7.40 to $9.25 per hour. Michigan joins 8 other states and D.C. in increasing the minimum wage. The increase will be staggered out in four...

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Catalyst Radio: Ready To Run helping women hit the campaign trail

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-23-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a training program that helps prepare women for the campaign trail and seek political office. Ready To...

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Gentrify This: An art show

by (scott warren)

Submitted 09-24-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, The Bloom Collective (8 Jefferson SE) will be hosting the official opening of their current show "Gentrify This: The myth of progress, history, growth & the supposed inevitability of it all."  The show runs...

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Catalyst Radio: Wolf PAC starting with local efforts to get money out of politics

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-20-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we hear about a grassroots group called Wolf PAC, a political action committee that is looking to “get money out...

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Discussion to continue on food trucks downtown

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under NEWS

A public hearing is set for September 12 at 2:50 p.m. to discuss a request of the Grand Rapids Art Museum for special land use approval. This space is proposed, according to the hearing agenda, to be "open for concession sales as a use...

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Back to basics: Progressive Women's Alliance focused on fundraising

by (Jane B. Whittington)

Submitted 03-11-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Ten years ago, a group of West Michigan women, interested in politics and distressed by the lack of progressive policies both nationally and state-wide, met to talk about what actions they could take to challenge the status-quo. From this initial,...

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Live concert, documentary of experience in West Bank to visit Wealthy Theatre Saturday

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 02-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday night at Wealthy Theatre, WYCE artists "The Joshua Davis Band" will debut Davis' new CD based largely on Davis' experience in the Palestinian West Bank. The live concert will be preceded by a screening of the...

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Frankenstein For President: local film maker releases silent film

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Local activist and independent film maker Matt Judge has enlisted a small army of friends to realize his goal of writing and filming his first movie. "Frankenstein for President" is a silent film that Judge describes as "part horror,...

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