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Negotiations for white space: Quest to enact robust human rights ordinance in Grand Rapids

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 07-17-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The fungible nature of basic citizen rights afforded to minorities in Grand Rapids has been the impetus for the racial tension for quite some time now. Discrimination is clearly a national problem and not unique to Grand Rapids. Nevertheless, one of...

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LINC holds town hall discussing civil rights ordinance proposal

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-19-2018 under NEWS

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, more than 50 people attended a town hall at LINC UP to discuss a Civil Rights ordinance proposal for the City of Grand Rapids. Jeremy DeRoo, Executive Director of LINC UP opened the meeting and welcomed attendees....

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Voters to decide on Forest Hills Public School proposal

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under NEWS

On November 5, voters will have the opportunity to decide on a bond proposal that would allow Forest Hills Public Schools to borrow up to $45 million dollars over the next six to eight years. The proposal would require an additional tax of .38 mil....

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Catalyst Radio: Organizers examine the success of Decriminalize GR

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-16-2012 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 talk with organizers of Decriminalize GR – the effort to lessening the offense of possession and use of a...

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GRCC $98.6 million millage loss, campaigners could have done more

by (emberlyvick)

Submitted 05-21-2012 under OPINION

Neither luck nor charm responded to GRCC’s third attempt to attract favorable voters to the polls. The college experienced its third consecutive campaign loss since 2007, a $98.6 million-bond proposal, in a defeat on May 8th. Potential funding...

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May Day is for workers and soup - Live coverage of Sunday Soup #13

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 04-29-2011 under NEWS

Showers or flowers, you never know with Michigan weather. The Division Avenue Arts Collective hopscotched past April and is kicking off May with Sunday Soup #13. Sunday Soup is a mini-granting program organized by The DAAC (115 S. Division...

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Live coverage of Sunday Soup #9 - Holiday potluck

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 12-10-2010 under NEWS

Today is Sunday Soup #9, and after salivating all week, attendees will be ready to chow down. The holiday edition of Sunday Soup at 6 p.m. is a combination of the November and December soup events. For those who cannot make it, I will be...

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