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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Why I'm voting yes today on Proposal 1

by (xopher)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under OPINION

After much deliberation, I've decided to vote yes on Proposal 1 tomorrow. Doing what we can to address the road crisis as soon as possible is more fiscally responsible than leaving it, even though the plan is poorly thought out and insufficient...

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Mayor addresses citizen questions on eve of elections

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, with City Connection landing on the evening before midterm elections, our Community Engagement...

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Open voting for all ArtPrize entries in "Round One" ends Saturday

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 10-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Round 1 voting for ArtPrize 2014 ends on Saturday, October 4 at 11:59 p.m. If visitors want to see their favorites in the Final 20, now’s the time to vote, as there are only two days left in the competition. “The margin of votes between...

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Vote yes for Grand Rapids streets today

by (xopher)

Submitted 05-06-2014 under OPINION

Grand Rapids has 586 miles of streets. Our street system is our largest and most visible asset, and a critical component of our local economy. It is nearly impossible to imagine how we would function without our streets, yet that is the choice we...

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Cast your vote for best window display during Window Wonderland Campaign

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NEWS

On November 22 Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. launched its Window Wonderland Campaign, an effort that challenges downtown businesses to create unique holiday themed window displays. Collaborating with local shops are students from Kendall College of Art...

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Why we don't vote- and why we should

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 11-05-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

As we begin another election day, I am concerned, like many others, about voter turnout and what it will mean for our local candidates and issues. Many issues in this city and state have been won by only a few hundred or few thousand votes. Local...

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Make a real difference in politics: Vote in your local elections this Tuesday

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 11-03-2013 under OPINION

Being a recent college graduate, I know how time consuming daily life can be. Elections, especially local, barely even seem to blip the radar in between errands, jobs and making food. I admit, I was one of those students who did not pay attention to...

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Local Elections 2012: Kent County 13th District commissioner Richard Vander Molen

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-05-2012 under NEWS

[UPDATE: Our attempts to contact Michael Johnston were unsuccessful, due to our own error, but we have now been able to be in contact with him and will be bringing you a story shortly. Johnston won the 13th District Commission seat by a narrow...

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Local Elections 2012: Kent County 14th District candidates respond to Rapidian questions

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-02-2012 under NEWS

Our politics beat asked the Kent County 14th District Commission candidates [Casey O'Neill and Carol Hennessy] some questions for our Rapidian readers. We hope they help you to get informed about where they stand on issues that affect us locally...

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