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City Connection - Commissioner Ruth Kelly joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

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2nd Ward candidates show their lighter side in run-up to election

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

Could plural politics become singular?  Would it be politic to call politics an illusion? Most importantly, can politics be fun? Yes, yes, and yes were suggested by “Democracy at Play,” an election forum for 2nd ward City Commission...

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Unusual forum set for 2nd ward commission race

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 07-17-2019 under NEWS

If you want to feel democracy at play, then loosen your tie, take off your hard hat, and tune into a “seriously absurd” conversation at Dog Story Theater on Wed., July 31, with contenders for the 2nd ward’s open City Commission...

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The election is over, now what?

by (Urban Core Coll...)

Submitted 12-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

This year brought a lot of excitement as people debated and voted in (and out) a new class of elected representatives. We saw large voter turnout across the nation and many first time voters: 18-year olds, new U.S. citizens and those who felt...

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October 11 voter registration deadline approaching

by (Jeff Broddle)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NEWS

The November 8 general election is approaching fast, but there's another date coming more quickly: the October 11 deadline to vote. "Registration is extremely important because if you are not registered to vote, you can't vote,"...

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Meet Walker's next Mayor: Mark Huizenga

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 10-31-2013 under NEWS

In Walker on November 5, citizens will vote on a new mayor. There will be two names appearing on the the ballot: Mark Huizenga and Barbara Holt. Holt is the current mayor who was appointed after previous Mayor Rob Verheulen won a seat in the State...

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Second attempt to raise money for Wyoming Public Schools to appear on November 5 ballot

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under NEWS

In the November 5 elections, two proposals will appear on ballots for Wyoming voters. They both seek to raise money to improve the schools in the district. Proposal One would grant Wyoming Public Schools $37 million dollars and place a tax with a...

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Voters to decide on Forest Hills Public School proposal

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under NEWS

On November 5, voters will have the opportunity to decide on a bond proposal that would allow Forest Hills Public Schools to borrow up to $45 million dollars over the next six to eight years. The proposal would require an additional tax of .38 mil....

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Children gone via judicial signatures

by (wwdovew)

Submitted 09-26-2013 under OPINION

Ink from the mighty judicial pen allows the legal trafficking and kidnapping of children across our nation. So what is taking place with the mighty judicial pen in Kent County, Grand Rapids, Michigan? What happens when children are removed from...

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Why you should vote yes on Proposal 3

by (Matthew Knaack)

Submitted 11-01-2012 under OPINION

The airwaves have been flooded with negative ads about Proposal 3. Due to this inundation, I am attempting to set the record straight by writing from the other side. First, the basics: Prop 3 is a ballot initiative that seeks to increase the state...

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