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On accountability, doing the work and public discourse

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NONPROFITS

There is value in critically assessing the way crucial narratives are told and how these narratives impact the societies in which they circulate.

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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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Can Grand Rapids end homelessness?

Submitted 08-31-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

By the numbers, we should be capable of ending homelessness. But we aren’t, and our progress in that direction is too slow to keep up with our city’s breakneck growth.

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Community journalism workshop sparks discussion, features new reporter worksheet

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NEWS

The Rapidian's Community Journalism Workshop yesterday brought a group of citizens interested in learning more in depth about community journalism and publishing on local online journalism.

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Recovery Palooza celebrates tenth anniversary

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

Recovery Palooza 2016 will be held at Ah-Nab-Awen Park on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Streetfair brings fun end to summer in Eastown

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Streetfair will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Wealthy Street.

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Artist monk survives ArtPrize dating game

Submitted 08-29-2016 under VOICES

Jamie Treadwell gives a behind the scenes story of how a newly arrived local artist figured out the ArtPrize connection process for artists and venues.

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Grand Rapids Environmental Services workers rescue kitten from sewer

Submitted 08-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Thanks to an alert resident and great teamwork, a stray kitten is safe and in a new home after finding himself in a storm drain on the city’s southeast side.

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Calkins Law Office - The oldest building in Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Have you ever wondered what Grand Rapids was like over 100 years ago?

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Creating a water trail - Paddling from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven

Submitted 08-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Imagine being able to paddle from Plaster Creek to the shores of Grand Haven. Water trails are making that possible.

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