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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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Important things to remember for today's Presidential Primary

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-08-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids citizens can cast their vote in the Michigan Presidential Primary today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at their local polling stations. Voters do not have to be registered with any party to vote today. But the primary is a closed primary, so...

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What cities lose when plagued by low voter turnout

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under OPINION

Voters in the Grand Rapids area decided vital issues close to home in the last local election election, which included ballot proposals for millions of dollars to improve the quality of public schools as well as new candidates for local office. That...

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Election results yield victories for school bonds, elected officials

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 11-04-2015 under NEWS

Correction: This article originally stated that the Kenowa Hills bonding proposal passed, after faulty information from local reports. The proposal failed, and has been corrected within the text.    Local elections on Nov. 3 yielded...

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Democrats face off for Michigan House seat in special primary

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NEWS

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters will choose between two Democrats hoping to serve as the area’s State House Representative. The winner in Tuesday’s special primary will then face off against the currently unopposed Republican candidate. The...

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GR area incumbents face opposition in Nov. 3 elections

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NEWS

In election bids across Grand Rapids-area suburbs, incumbent elected officials will face opposition from outside candidates. In East Grand Rapids, the current mayor and 3rd Ward Commissioner will both vie for reelection. In Kentwood, current at-...

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