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Election results yield victories for school bonds, elected officials

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Submitted 11-04-2015 under NEWS

Correction: This article originally stated that the Kenowa Hills bonding proposal passed, after faulty information from local reports. The proposal failed, and has been corrected within the text.    Local elections on Nov. 3 yielded...

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GR area incumbents face opposition in Nov. 3 elections

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NEWS

In election bids across Grand Rapids-area suburbs, incumbent elected officials will face opposition from outside candidates. In East Grand Rapids, the current mayor and 3rd Ward Commissioner will both vie for reelection. In Kentwood, current at-...

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Two 3rd Ward community leaders race for City Commission seat

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Submitted 10-29-2015 under NEWS

As Grand Rapids 3rd Ward Commissioner Elias Lumpkins reaches his term limit, two new candidates are on the Nov. 3 ballot to replace him. Each hopes to emphasize community safety and economic opportunity for one of the city’s most diverse...

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Unopposed 1st Ward commissioner prepares to take office

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Submitted 10-29-2015 under NEWS

Jon O’Connor will represent the Grand Rapids 1st Ward on the City Commission following the Nov. 3 election, in which he is running unopposed. He will replace term-limited commissioner Walt Gutowski to serve alongside David Shaffer, who O...

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Story Matters: Paris Lara looks for mayor that's well-rounded, authentic about social justice issues

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NONPROFITS

Paris Lara attended the mayoral candidate debate on income inequality on Thursday, July 30, hosted by MLive and WGVU. Lara says he likes seeing the diverse group of candidates, from those who don't have much...

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Story Matters: Mary Alice Williams wishes for more "teeth" in local politics

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Submitted 07-31-2015 under NONPROFITS

Mary Alice Williams attended the mayoral candidate debate on income inequality on Thursday, July 30, hosted by MLive and WGVU. Williams says she's looking most of all for integrity, a passion to serve and social justice...

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