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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.