The Rapidian

Government & Politics

The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department continues to set pace

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department graciously accepted a PACE Award from the CMPRSA at their April 14 awards banquet held in Lansing.

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Racial equity, citizen empowerment focus of City's neighborhood liaison

Submitted 04-19-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Stacy Stout looks to implement ways to institutionalize equity and for residents to have more ownership in City decisions.

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Catalyst Radio: Conserving the Great Lakes

Submitted 04-15-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Jessica Young speaks with Stephanie Mabie of Kent County Water Conservation on the documentary "Great Lakes, Bad Lines" screening at UICA cinema.

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Michigan sees increase amid national downward trend in abortions

Submitted 04-04-2016 under NEWS

Michigan has seen the highest increase of abortion in the United States. Abortion clinic closures, new regulations, and out-of-state residents may contribute to this trend.

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Mayor Bliss to discuss Housing and Homelessness in monthly call in show

Submitted 04-04-2016 under NEWS

Tracie Coffman, Director of Kent County's Essential Needs Task Force, to guest.

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Standing ovation for Snyder in Grand Rapids shows gross disconnect with people of Flint

Submitted 03-22-2016 under OPINION

For every individual that stood and clapped, we were reminded that, even with information, our desire to erase the experiences of others and focus on our direct experiences makes us blind to oppression.

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Citizens' housing, income, equity concerns become focus of Grand Rapids' second neighborhood summit

Submitted 03-22-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Summit brought together various community members and organizations to discuss current issues of housing, race and equity, neighborhood schools, and economic empowerment.

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Women, politics, Grand Rapids: a chat with Tami VandenBerg

Submitted 03-22-2016 under OPINION

"Sometimes you have to speak louder and speak more often to be heard. And sometimes you will end up annoying people."

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Mayor Bliss to discuss city neighborhoods in monthly call in show

Submitted 03-14-2016 under NEWS

Stacy Stout, Grand Rapids first Neighborhood Coordinator to guest

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Great Decisions Series continues to bring international experts to Grand Rapids to discuss foreign affairs

Submitted 03-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council invites the public to become part of an ongoing foreign policy conversation.

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