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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.


Ethics and Religion Talk: May One Allow One's Pacemaker Battery to Die?

Submitted 07-01-2019 under OPINION

Is it morally acceptable for an elderly patient under hospice care to refuse to have a pacemaker battery replaced?


Young Leaders Against Violence is accepting applications for the 2019/20 school year

Submitted 07-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) a youth led coalition focused on ending dating and sexual violence is now accepting applications for the 2019/20 school year.


In Season: June 29, 2019

Submitted 06-28-2019 under NONPROFITS

Our Friday Markets are booming with freshly-harvested Michigan produce including strawberries, greens (galore!), radishes, turnips, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, asparagus, rhubarb, summer squash, peas, and more!!


Proposed legislation boosts funding for Michigan conservation efforts

Submitted 06-28-2019 under NONPROFITS

Hunting and fishing play a vital role in ensuring the long-term survival of Michigan’s native plant and animal populations


Polish Heritage Society Brings Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push to Grand Rapids to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Dozynki Polish Festival

Submitted 06-24-2019 under NEWS

The Polish Heritage Society of Grand Rapids is bringing the internationally known Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push band to play two nights of the three-day Dozynki Polish Festival in August.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Healing From Religious Trauma, part 1

Submitted 06-24-2019 under OPINION

Lorri R. asks: “How should a person find healing if they were traumatized during early childhood religious experiences either by sexual abuse in the church, by overly strict practices, or by persistent shaming and humiliation?”


In Season: June 22, 2019

Submitted 06-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

Happy Summer Solstice + what a magnificent day for the first official day of summer! Come celebrate the longest day of the year with us, while enjoying the sunshine, and supporting local farmers, food creators, and artisans.


How the life changing benefit of doula care made all the difference

Submitted 06-20-2019 under OPINION

Cassie was with me during my pregnancy, labor and delivery. Her support, encouragement, patience and kindness helped me have the most incredible labor and delivery I could imagine. I reflect back on my son’s entry into this world often. When I do, I smile.