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Elections

City Connection - Chief Eric Payne of GRPD joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

Submitted 10-07-2019 under NEWS

New Chief Eric Payne to discuss a variety of issues and topics related to policing in the City of Grand Rapids.

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Vietnam, Germany and Japan: Three strategic partnerships for the U.S.

Submitted 09-17-2019 under NONPROFITS

The U.S.strategic partnerships with Vietnam, Germany, and Japan are examined through speaker-experts in Fall WACWM series at Aquinas College.

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City Connection - Shannon Harris of Our Community's Children joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

Shannon Harris form Our Community's Children's to discuss a variety of issues and topics related to children in the City of Grand Rapids.

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Citizens launch petition drive to reform the Grand Rapids City Commission

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Democracy Initiative aims to add five new wards to the Grand Rapids City Commission.

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2nd Ward candidates show their lighter side in run-up to election

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

Seriously absurd forum offers audience laughs and insights

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City commission candidates address affordable housing in forum

Submitted 07-17-2019 under NEWS

City Commission race spotlights the social costs of economic development

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Unusual forum set for 2nd ward commission race

Submitted 07-17-2019 under NEWS

Candidates will face off against local artist Alex Duensing.

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United Way awards mini-grants to 19 local agencies for Census outreach

Submitted 07-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, July 9, Heart of West Michigan United Way announced $216,500 in mini-grants to 19 Kent County agencies to support Census outreach in historically under-counted communities.

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United Way responds to removal of citizenship question from Census

Submitted 07-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

Last night, the Trump administration announced that it would begin printing 2020 Census forms without the controversial citizenship question.

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City Connection - Mayor and Becky Jo Glover from city Office of Customer Service discuss 311, city website, outreach efforts

Submitted 06-03-2019 under NEWS

This month, Mayor Bliss is joined by Becky Jo Glover from the Office of Customer Service and Innovation at the city. She’ll be discussing the cities’ 311 service, the city website, and other upcoming projects to help citizens better connect with their city government.

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