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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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Adult learners from the Literacy Center of West Michigan share their writing

Submitted 01-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Learners enrolled in the Family Literacy Program, at West Godwin Elementary, practiced their writing skills by writing encouraging letters to their children.

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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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Bosna Express changes ownership, upgrades look

Submitted 12-08-2015 under OPINION

Grand Rapids' Bosnian restaurant, Bosna Express, recently made significant changes in ownership, beverage offerings and design.

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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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Healthy U Lecture: Caring for Your Skin

Submitted 11-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

United States Navy Commander, author, professor, surgeon and dermatologist Dr. Douglas Winstanley will offer valuable insight about how to keep your skin healthy

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Election results yield victories for school bonds, elected officials

Submitted 11-04-2015 under NEWS

Voters in the area passed school bonding proposals in the Nov. 3 election, with one narrowly failing by 23 votes. The Democratic nominee for a Michigan House seat was selected, and several candidates were elected or reelected to office.

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Order co-op style whole foods via Southeast Area Farmers' Market

Submitted 11-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Our Kitchen Table (OKT)'s collective purchase group is increasing access to healthy foods. Bridge cards are accepted, and there are no mark-ups or fees.

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