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Passion brings first Asian Festival to Grand Rapids on June 10

Submitted 05-23-2017 under NEWS

As the Grand Rapids Asian Festival nears, food, performances, vendors, and activities are being finalized by the event organizers.

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Division Avenue Arts Collective is back with all-ages summer programming

Submitted 05-12-2017 under NEWS

The DAAC, Division Avenue Arts Collective, is back this summer with all-ages programming at their 333 Rumsey location as part of a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County.

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New intergenerational center is on mission to bridge gap between Grand Rapids' oldest, youngest

Submitted 05-11-2017 under NEWS

The new Bethlehem Intergenerational Center, formerly Hill Child Development Center, now offers open senior enrollment for full day programming to serve up to 35 seniors per day.

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Recent police actions prompt citizens to press City officials to declare 'state of emergency'

Submitted 05-10-2017 under NEWS

At the City Commission meeting this week, 40 Black men stood in solidarity, citing 12-year-old boys held a gunpoint, the shooting of Malik Carey and research showing bias in the police department as exmaples of when officials failed to take necessary action to take care of its citizens.

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City Connection: Special Events Supervisor, Mayor Bliss to talk about city events

Submitted 05-01-2017 under NEWS

Evette Pittman, Special Events Supervisor, will be the guest on the May 1 episode of City Connection.

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Blandford expansion grows Nature's Learning Lab for students

Submitted 04-21-2017 under NEWS

Generations of students have trekked the wooded trails of Blandford Nature Center. Now their environmental education will be enhanced by the new Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center opening on Earth Day.

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Catalyst Radio: Anne Elizabeth Moore on media, misogyny and capitalism

Submitted 04-21-2017 under NEWS

Katie Gordon speaks with author and cultural critic Anne Elizabeth Moore about her new book "Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes."

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Native American community feels disrespected over proposed restructuring of educational program

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NEWS

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, community members who support the Native American Education Program of the Grand Rapids Public Schools held a public hearing over concerns for the program's future.

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Black motorists twice as likely to be pulled over, searched by Grand Rapids police

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NEWS

Discussion of traffic stop study brought representatives of the City, the Grand Rapids Police Department and community members together for five town hall meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18-19, 2017.

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Catalyst Radio: New City Neighbors

Submitted 04-14-2017 under NEWS

Host Leah Schumaker speaks with Alaina Dobkowski, Executive Director of New City Neighbors, and student staff member Rileigh Haan.

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