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Catalyst Radio: WMEAC talks watersheds, pipelines, environmental conservation

Submitted 11-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

WMEAC celebrates its 50th anniversary next year and has many accomplishments to celebrate including this year’s Grand River cleanup which included over 1,300 volunteers.

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Equity Service Policy passed without new measures for GRPD

Submitted 11-16-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, while most community memebers voiced their support for the measure as being a step in the right direction, many also expressed their concern over the Grand Rapids Police Department being left largely outside the purview of the new Equal Protection Policy.

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Parents react to data showing 49507 leads state in lead poisoned children

Submitted 11-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

49507 is the zip code that has most lead-poisoned kids in the state of Michigan. Parents, representatives met on Oct. 30 in Grand Rapids to tackle the lead-paint problem that’s poisoned more children than Flint’s water crisis.

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Institute for Global Education hosts Week of Peace events

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

For the last seven years the Institute for Global Education has commemorated the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st.

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City, GRPD must seek independent investigations into police call recordings to rebuild public trust, transparency

Submitted 09-15-2017 under OPINION

The City and the Chief have known about these phone calls and their content for going on a year now. Yet they delayed in condemning the actions of the officers, repeatedly fought FOIA requests for the phone calls, and they didn't fire the involved officers.

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss, Managing Director of Public Services discuss Our City Academy

Submitted 09-11-2017 under NEWS

Tom Almonte, the city's Managing Director of Public Services, will be the guest on the September 11 episode of City Connection.

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Hundreds marched to defend DACA recipients in Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 hundreds of Grand Rapidians marched through downtown Grand Rapids and held a vigil to protest the ending of DACA.

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Local ATU member arrested at Rapid Board Meeting

Submitted 08-31-2017 under NEWS

A local Grand Rapids bus driver was arrested for protesting Rapid Transits CEO's merit bonus.

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Kent Conservation District works to maintain, protect natural resources in West Michigan

Submitted 08-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Kent Conservation District who equips area residents to be able to preserve and enhance Kent County's natural resources

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City introduces newly hired consultants from 21st Century Policing Solutions

Submitted 08-21-2017 under NEWS

The team of consultants will be working with the Policy Review Taskforce the City is forming following recommendations from the Traffic Stop Study completed this year.

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