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Community Updates: Friday, December 16

Submitted 12-16-2022 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation department highlights progress made on park improvement projects in 2022, looks forward to 2023; The Rapid announces the addition of a new bus route to its lineup; and more

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Ethics and Religion Talk - Pregnant and Brain Dead

Submitted 12-12-2022 under OPINION

In 2014, a Texas law required a pregnant woman to be kept on life support until the fetus is viable (24-26 weeks). Should a pregnant, brain-dead, women be kept on life support against her explicitly stated desire?

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Community Updates: Friday, December 9

Submitted 12-09-2022 under NEWS

New changes coming to the Grand Rapids City Commission schedule next year; Grand Rapids Human Resources Director to retire in summer of 2023; and more

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be Joined by David Marquardt, Director of GR Parks and Recreation

Submitted 12-05-2022 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, December 5

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Doctors and Death

Submitted 12-05-2022 under OPINION

Should surgeons, cancer doctors or other high-risk medical specialists be tested and evaluated on how well they deliver bad news? How important is it that they be equipped with the skills to help their patients plan for death?

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"I'd Rather Not Have a Dad" Chaz's Rock Bottom and Redemption at Guiding Light

Submitted 12-05-2022 under NONPROFITS

Chaz’s rock bottom was a message from his 13-year-old son. “My son would say I was like a rollercoaster ride, up-and-down and in-and-out,” the veteran and recovering cocaine addict said. “My oldest son asked, ‘are you gonna be in or out?"

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Second annual tree lighting ceremony brightens up Boston Square community

Submitted 12-03-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

A little cold didn’t keep the community away from this new annual tradition

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Community Updates: Friday, December 2

Submitted 12-02-2022 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids sees increase in Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index score; Grand Rapids Fire Chief to retire in spring of 2023; and more

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Annual Grand Rapids Griffins Red Kettle Game December 2nd

Submitted 11-29-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle Game” with the Grand Rapids Griffins is Friday December 2nd. All net proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army in Kent County.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Your Tradition Opposed to Discrimination?

Submitted 11-28-2022 under OPINION

Is discrimination a violation of your religious principles? Does a religious belief or principle ever supersede a rule against discrimination in the public sphere?

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