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First class of GRPS Challenge Scholars aims for free college

Submitted 06-16-2017 under NEWS

Union High School freshmen wrap up the school year with free college in mind, as the first group of potential Challenge Scholars in Grand Rapids Public Schools.

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#GRTalksBack on policing: meetings use small-group format

Submitted 06-13-2017 under NEWS

Using a small-group format, the City of Grand Rapids hosted its first Community Listening meeting on policing in the Third Ward.

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Pokey LaFarge swings through Grand Rapids

Submitted 06-13-2017 under NEWS

Pokey LaFarge, a St. Louis American roots musician, performs at The Pyramid Scheme June 18, 2017.

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss, Program Director Harris to discuss LEAD program and Mayor's 100 initiative

Submitted 06-12-2017 under NEWS

Shannon Harris, program director in the city's Our Community's Children office, will be the guest during the June 12 episode.

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Camp Fire provides warm, safe places for children

Submitted 06-12-2017 under NEWS

Camp Fire West Michigan 4C provides after-school and summer programming for 1,300 students in Grand Rapids. Its program would go away if federal funding is cut.

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'Communities are going to see repercussions' from Trump after-school cuts, leaders say

Submitted 06-09-2017 under NEWS

GRPS and other school districts are alarmed by the proposed $9.2 billion cut in federal funding to schools, which would eliminate after-school and summer programs for 6,500 local students.

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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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Ebony Road Players to host third Annual Loving Day Celebration

Submitted 06-08-2017 under NEWS

Ebony Road Players will be hosting a weekend of events to celebrate Loving Day, 50 years after the groundbreaking court case Loving vs. Virginia, and share the stories of West Michigan community members.

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Community, diversity and wildlife at BLED FEST

Submitted 05-26-2017 under NEWS

Annual music festival in Howell, Michigan hosts a variety of acts including locals La Dispute

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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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