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What cities lose when plagued by low voter turnout

Submitted 02-02-2016 under OPINION

The problem of low turnout- as we saw in our last local elections- magnifies the disappointment of close races, as a minority of the local population determines the winners and losers and thereby who guides the community's future.

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World Affairs Council of Western Michigan Announces 2016 Great Decisions Global Discussion Series

Submitted 01-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

Exclusive Presentations on Foreign Policy Debut Feb. 1, Run Through March

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Co-founder of Black Lives Matter to speak at GVSU, simulcast in downtown Grand Rapids

Submitted 01-19-2016 under NEWS

Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter organization, will direct a workshop and deliver a keynote as a part of GVSU's MLK Commemoration Week.

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Annual Abrahamic Dinner at local mosque to encourage interfaith dialogue

Submitted 01-19-2016 under OPINION

This Thursday, January 21, the Niagara Foundation and Kaufman Interfaith Institute are hosting the annual Abrahamic Dinner, which will foster dialogue around interfaith understanding, religion and violence and using religion for peace.

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Artists Creating Together's Arts & Mentoring: Learning through "Music Around the World"

Submitted 01-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

ACT's Arts & Mentoring program highlights music, art, and creativity for students with disabilities in the Kent County Community Transition Program

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Artists Creating Together seeks artwork entries for the 7th annual ACTion Art exhibit

Submitted 01-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

Artists Creating Together (ACT) is seeking professional, gallery-ready artwork in any medium by artists with disabilities. This artwork will be showcased in the ACTion Art exhibit, March 29-31, 2016, at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

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Food Bank helps hunger-relief agencies amplify impact

Submitted 01-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Hundreds of local food pantries and after-school programs have a hidden connection: Feeding America West Michigan.

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Students come together in creative space to celebrate Black culture

Submitted 12-10-2015 under NEWS

Students lead initiative to create space to overcome anti-Blackness in academic settings held their first event last night at Kent District Library in Kentwood.

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County budget balanced with boost from rising property values

Submitted 12-03-2015 under NEWS

An increase in property value in Kent County helped the commission pass a balanced budget on Nov. 19 and eliminated the need to cut any services.

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Area refugees work to overcome cultural barriers, challenges

Submitted 12-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

As local refugees work to help their children navigate the school system while navigating a new culture themselves, the West Michigan Education and Cultural Center provides education and liaison services as they build community in West Michigan.

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