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GR Public Museum School wins City Environmental Services Department's 'Be a Basin Buddy' Student Video Contest

Submitted 05-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

More than 3,500 students celebrated their involvement in hands-on environmental learning projects this year at the seventh annual Groundswell Student Showcase

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Disability Advocates to hold coffee with township supervisors to discuss public transit

Submitted 05-10-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Panel discussion with township supervisors to discuss the importance of public transit from 9-10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 16th, 2016 at Orchard Hill Church.

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City of Grand Rapids launches new bicycle safety education campaign

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

The new campaign, Driving Change, is aimed at educating both bicyclists and motorists as to how they can safely share the road.

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Rapids restoration plan - what's next?

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

Here is what is on the horizon for the Grand River Restoration process

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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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The Rapid's new ad series tells riders' stories, benefits to community

Submitted 04-12-2016 under NEWS

The Rapid is launching a new campaign that informs the Greater Grand Rapids region about the merits of public transportation through simple, powerful, consistent, and, most importantly, positive messages about the experience.

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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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New data, insights into how Grand Rapidians experience their city

Submitted 03-08-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The 2015 VoiceGR Community Survey by the Dorothy Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU reveals how residents experience our city.

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