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Rethinking child support, Part 1: How good parents go to jail

Submitted 08-08-2017 under OPINION

Examining why the our child support system is out of sync with society, and its impact on Kent County’s most economically disadvantaged parents.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Parent University to host screenings of American Divided

Submitted 08-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

This film series explores some of America’s thorniest issues—criminal justice, housing equity, education, immigration, voting rights, labor, Flint’s water crisis—by telling the stories of the people who get caught on those thorns.

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Stars are shining bright in Grand Rapids Comic-Con's 2017 celebrity lineup

Submitted 06-30-2017 under NEWS

Star Wars' Billy Dee Williams, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Gates McFadden, and Pink Power Ranger Catherine Sutherland to headline this year's Grand Rapids Comic-Con

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Local tuition-free pharmacy technician program accepting applications

Submitted 06-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) is currently enrolling adults for September training programs in growing health care support fields. Interested students encouraged to attend free informational sessions.

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Local First aims to help businesses create community change with upcoming equity workshop

Submitted 06-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

The "Measure What Matters Workshop" on June 21, 2017 titled "Implementing Policies Promoting Inclusion and Equity" will focus on helping businesses create equitable practices.

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Citizens' concerns remain over housing crisis, racial disparities at commission meeting

Submitted 06-08-2017 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission held their first of the summer's "Commission Night Out" meetings at the Salvation Army's Kroc Center Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

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Measure What Matters: Community Automotive Repair

Submitted 06-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Located in the East Fulton business district and with deep ties to the neighborhood, Community Automotive Repair has been providing the community with quality auto repair since 1975. The business is committed to serving the community and making a positive environmental impact.

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Measure What Matters: The Rental Company

Submitted 05-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

When Robyn Allison purchased The Rental Company in 2004, she made it her mission to create amazing events and provide excellent customer service while making a positive impact in West MI. She has a passion for keeping the Lakeshore beautiful, planning green events and giving back to the community.

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We must continue to fight for rights of all immigrants

Submitted 05-25-2017 under OPINION

Cosecha is a movement working towards dignity, respect and permanent protection for all documented and undocumented immigrants through nonviolent actions to bring awareness that immigrants are vital assets to the U.S. as well as bring awareness that deportations separate and tear families apart.

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Measure What Matters: C2C Gallery

Submitted 05-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

C2C Gallery has been bringing art into the lives of people visiting and living along the Lakeshore since 2011. Located in the heart of historic Downtown Grand Haven, C2C Gallery Owner Cyndi Casemier has organized dozens of community art events and programs that enrich lives.

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