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Should teenagers be able to vote?

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-12-2018 under OPINION

Teens across the nation are exploring political activism and wondering how to impact politics in their own way. This begs the question, should the voting age be shifted to 16, allowing younger opinions into the realm of politics? Mass shootings,...

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Michigan Proposal 3 - What you need to know

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 10-19-2018 under OPINION

Michigan Proposal 3, the Voting Policies in State Constitution Initiative, is on the ballot in Michigan as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018 (Election Day). The essential premise behind this state constitutional amendment:...

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Former Ottawa County Clerk endorses 'Promote the Vote' ballot initiative

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-25-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Daniel Krueger, former Ottawa County Clerk for 36 years, announced his support for Proposal 3, also known as the ‘Promote the Vote’ ballot initiative today, September 25, 2018. “I advocate strongly that the people of Michigan vote...

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Forum provides opportunity to discuss environmental issues with local political hopefuls

by (Sierra Club Gra...)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Are you passionate about health and local environmental issues? Join us Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dominican Center at Marywood for a forum on environmental topics with local political hopefuls.  The Kent County Candidate...

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Thinking outside the ballot box

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 05-01-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

In early April at the Herkimer Community Room, Dwelling Place residents played a very interesting game of bingo. Voting Bingo is not played with letters and it’s not played with numbers. However, the competition was just as intense. It’s...

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Catch up on Catalyst Radio, weekly public affairs program hosted by 88.1 FM WYCE

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-24-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center, with multiple hosts. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social...

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Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Parent University to host screenings of American Divided

by (Natalie Hart)

Submitted 08-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, June 28, over 600 people gathered at Celebration Cinema South to watch two screenings of America Divided, a film series that explores some of America’s thorniest issues—criminal justice, housing equity, education,...

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Remember to vote for local offices: Learn more about Kent County candidates

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 11-07-2016 under NEWS

Community journalist Amy Carpenter-Leugs interviewed several local candidates for the Kent County offices up for election today. We've gathered them here to help inform your voting. Kent County Clerk "The Kent County Clerk works with city...

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October 11 voter registration deadline approaching

by (Jeff Broddle)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NEWS

The November 8 general election is approaching fast, but there's another date coming more quickly: the October 11 deadline to vote. "Registration is extremely important because if you are not registered to vote, you can't vote,"...

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Women, politics, Grand Rapids: a chat with Tami VandenBerg

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under OPINION

Local business owner and force of nature Tami Vandenberg has never been one to be shy about the issues that matter most to her, which are often of a controversial nature. The co-owner of Grand Rapids’ much loved Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid...

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