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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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Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Scruggs focuses on reducing incarceration

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 third in a series of six in which each candidate sat down for an in-depth interview.

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New website provides centralized information, resources for people with addiction

Submitted 10-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Learn about MIRecovery.info, a website that details services available for addiction to a substance, in this week’s episode of NPO Showcase.

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Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Michael Scruggs takes a historical perspective

Submitted 10-25-2016 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 first 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: Lawrence Stelma wants voters to choose experience

Submitted 10-25-2016 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 second in a series of six in which each candidate sat down for an in-depth interview.

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