Community Updates: Friday, September 30

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-30-2022 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces New Exhibition Called "The Power of Poison" Earlier this month, the Grand Rapids Public Museum announced on Facebook that it would be welcoming a new exhibition to the GRPM in October. In...

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Community Updates: Friday, July 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-29-2022 under NEWS

Several Committee/Commission Meetings Take Place in Grand Rapids on Tuesday On Tuesday, July 26, city leadership gathered at City Hall for a day full of meetings. In the morning, Mayor Bliss, City Manager Mark Washington, and members of the City...

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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 5

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-05-2020 under NEWS

All of Grand Rapids votes counted for Nov. 3 election All Grand Rapids ballots for the Nov. 3 election, including those returned by mail, have been counted, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalyn Bliss said Wednesday. “After two busy days for our City...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Nov. 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-03-2020 under NEWS

Election Day voting ends in Kent County with absentee ballots returned for nearly half of its registered voters Election Day voting has ended in Kent County as of 8pm, with a county official reporting minimal wait times across many polling places,...

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This is what democracy looks like

by (amanda_a_sterling)

Submitted 10-26-2020 under NEWS

Election season is in full swing, Grand Rapidians! Due to the extraordinary work of the League of Women Voters, the ACLU, the Michigan NAACP, and countless other groups of grassroots organizers in 2018, Michigan is about to blow election turnout out...

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Voter Turnout is a Team Effort

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

“We don’t necessarily have to agree or like what’s happening, but it’s very important for us to have our voices heard and that’s the only way change can happen, it’s not going to happen if we just stay home...

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Community updates: Monday, June 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-15-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum reopening in July The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will be reopening to the public in July, after nearly four months of shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 1, the museum will welcome back its...

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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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