Local Elections 2012: Michigan U.S. Senate candidates respond to Rapidian questions

by (Renato)

Submitted 11-01-2012 under NEWS

Our politics beat asked the Michigan U.S. Senate candidates [Pete Hoekstra, Debbie Stabenow and Scotty Boman] some questions for our Rapidian readers. Harley Mikkelson was not available for comment. We hope they help you to get informed about where...

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Local Elections 2012: Walker Yes talks about transportation proposal

by (Renato)

Submitted 10-31-2012 under NEWS

Our politics beat asked Walker Yes some questions for our Rapidian readers. We hope they help you to get informed about some of the issues surrounding the City of Walker Proposal for Withdrawal from Interurban Transit Partnership. See...

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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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Update: Final week of Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign signals need for new push

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

The 2012 Fighting Hunger Together campaign is entering its final week. At the end of the day on Monday, April 30, the polls will close on the three-week-long Facebook-powered contest, and 21 cities will be declared the winners of $2 million in...

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North East Schools and the Affect of the Warm, Safe, and Dry Schools for Kids

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 10-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

The future of our students, schools and the district as a whole is not just an education issue or a city issue. It is about economic development. As we look into how each individual school is in need of some tender loving care, each area of our...

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Voters give proceeds from Sunday Soup #8 to music collective

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-24-2010 under NEWS

Organizers started early today to set up for Sunday Soup #8. By the time the first volunteer cooks trickled in, the Division Avenue Arts Collective (115 S. Division) had been tiled with homemade benches, decorated with freshly carved pumpkins and...

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On your mark, get set, VOTE!!

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 10-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

Lighthouse Communities is partnering with Michigan Voice to lead local civic engagement efforts. Michigan Voice is a state based collaboration formed in 2005 to improve long-term coordination and communication among nonprofit civic engagement...

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Top five quick and easy ways to improve ArtPrize

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 10-05-2010 under OPINION

5: Reduce the girth: Literally, think outside of the box, replace the 3 mile square with an organic model that is formed by the availability of resources. Maintain the Downtown as a central hub and organize second tier hubs of dense activity. Expand...

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Taxes raised, incumbents defeated in GRPS school board election

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 05-05-2010 under NEWS

The results from the Tuesday, May 4 election are in, all 71 voting districts have reported, and the Grand Rapids Public Schools district has two new board members. Challengers Jon O'Connor and Mauren Quinn Slade defeated two incumbents Amy C....

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