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Elections

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 Grand Rapids City Commission

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

A grassroots effort to add five new wards to the Grand Rapids Commission is underway. Known as the Grand Rapids Democracy Initiative, this effort must collect 7,500 signatures to reach the ballot.

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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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Steelcase team takes the 2019 WorldQuest championship

Submitted 05-31-2019 under NONPROFITS

Steelcase's six-person team "Steeling Gold" won the 2019 WorldQuest global trivia contest, sponsored each year by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.

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Voting in your jammies

Submitted 05-10-2019 under NEWS

With the passage of Proposal 3 last November, Michiganders now have more convenient ways to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

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