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Lowell graduate returns to West Michigan to discuss the power of student activism

Submitted 09-20-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

An interview with student leader, Leighton Watson on what the Black Lives Matter movement means to him and the importance of student voices.

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Grand Rapids offers free tours of acclaimed Water Resource Recovery Facility

Submitted 09-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

City’s aim is to help spur understanding of infrastructure’s importance

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Food Bank explains why Blue Bridge is orange

Submitted 09-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

The iconic Blue Bridge spanning the Grand River will be lit orange from Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Find out why.

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Grand Rapids begins race-based review of traffic stops

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids has hired Lamberth Consulting to perform a widespread review of traffic stops throughout the city based on race. Citizen meetings have been held to inform the public about the study's methods.

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Film screening at Wealthy Theatre explores lives of undocumented immigrants

Submitted 08-16-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"Immigrants Are a Blessing Not a Burden" campaign welcomes the Grand Rapids community to watch "Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American" on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7 p.m..

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The City of Grand Rapids proclaimed a Utility of the Future Today

Submitted 08-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department received recognition for 'exceptional performance' in the 2016 "Utility of the Future" recognition program.

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First Ward Commissioner Dave Shaffer will talk sustainability on latest episode of City Connection tonight

Submitted 08-01-2016 under NEWS

Commissioner Dave Shaffer will highlight the city of Grand Rapids' sustainability program tonight on City Connection.

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Grand Rapids rolls out environmental success stories road show

Submitted 07-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Education push touts infrastructure accomplishments and grand vision for moving city forward.

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Divorce Attorneys for Women partners with local domestic violence nonprofits to bring world-renowned author to West Michigan

Submitted 07-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Lundy Bancroft is one of the world's leading experts on domestic abuse, and the author of several best-selling books. Bancroft will lead two workshops in October of 2016, one geared towards professionals and one open to the public. Registration is now open.

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Downtown wants ideas for reimagining Calder Plaza

Submitted 06-21-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The City of Grand Rapids, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and Kent County will host the first public meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 to discuss an effort to re-envision Calder Plaza.

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