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What did we learn about "Un día sin Inmigrantes"?

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

A local business owner reflects on Grand Rapids' joining the movement in solidarity for Human Rights.

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¿Qué aprendimos sobre "Un día sin Inmigrantes"?

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

Una empresaria Latina reflexiona acerca de la participacion de Grand Rapids en el movimiento nacional para defender los Derechos Humanos.

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Learn to support local refugees at "Do Good Well" event

Submitted 02-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Monday, February 20th, the Refugee Education Center is hosting an education event at the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids from 6-8 p.m.

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Photo gallery of protest at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Submitted 01-31-2017 under NEWS

Community photos from the "Protest for immigrants, refugees and human rights" which took place at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport on January 29, 2017.

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Calm in the chaos: Life of a therapy dog volunteer

Submitted 12-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

One therapy dog and her owner bring smiles and hope to difficult situations through their volunteer work.

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Live art, music create win for equity at Race Together

Submitted 12-09-2016 under NEWS

A diverse crowd gathered at CityFlats on Thursday evening to raise money for anti-racism work that saves lives.

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Statement from Mayor Bliss: Respecting and supporting each other

Submitted 11-14-2016 under NEWS

"Working together, we can make this a great community for everyone," Mayor Rosalynn Bliss said in her statement.

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"Not relaxing or easy," students try living a month of poverty

Submitted 11-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

Students required to attend poverty simulation for a college course receive a unique lesson on what poverty actually means for local families.

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Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Stelma focuses on school resource officers for community policing, heroin addiction

Submitted 11-01-2016 under NEWS

On November 8, Kent County voters will elect a Sheriff, who oversees the security of the county courts and the jail in Grand Rapids. This article is part six in a series of six in which each candidate sat down for an in-depth interview.

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Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Stelma feels "Fortunate race has not been an issue"

Submitted 10-28-2016 under NEWS

This November, Kent County voters will elect a Sheriff, who oversees the security of the county courts and the jail in Grand Rapids. This article is the fourth in a series of six in which each candidate sat down for an in-depth interview.

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