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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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Green Light Project shares stories, raises awareness of homeless youth

Submitted 10-18-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

On any given night, 200 youth in Kent County don't have a place to sleep. Arbor Circle is its annual event on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 to shed light on this issue.

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Student behind viral photo offers solutions during GVSU visit

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NEWS

Leighton Watson, former student body president at Howard University, visited Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Monday, September 26 and delivered a powerful speech entitled “The Power of Student Voices” that addressed social justice and policing in America.

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