Mayoral debate to combine citizen questions, co-moderator leadership

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center is hosting a mayoral debate on July 15, 2015 at the Wealthy Theater. The mayoral candidates debating are Rosalynn Bliss, Robert Dean, John George and Willard Lee. The...

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Voters must register by July 7, participation encouraged in upcoming elections

by (Kayla Tucker)

Submitted 06-16-2015 under NEWS

Statistically, less people vote in local elections than national elections due to misconceptions on how the vote counts and errors in voter registration. Darlene O’Neal, City Clerk of Grand Rapids, believes that the issue of lack of voting is...

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Mayor answers questions on upcoming elections, more in June City Connection

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, Kayla Tucker, The Rapidian's new city government and politics intern, asked for the mayor's advice on...

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Mayor addresses citizen questions on eve of elections

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, with City Connection landing on the evening before midterm elections, our Community Engagement...

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August vote to decide fate of Kent District Libraries

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 07-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

An issue on the ballot affecting the majority of Kent County residents is the Kent District Library millage. KDL depends on millage monies for operations, and this August's ballots will give voters a chance to decide if they want to continue...

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Republican congressional nominees, ballot initiatives up for vote in August

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NEWS

On August 5 the state primaries will open for voting. Voters can find where their appropriate polling location is using the Grand Rapids precinct map. The candidates on this year’s primary have been gaining national attention. Justin...

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Eastown Community Association Hosts Annual Meeting, Announces Wilcox Park Five Year Plan

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 02-05-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Saturday, February 8, the Eastown Community Association (ECA) will host its annual meeting, an event that, according to ECA Executive Director Lindsey Ruffin, is a perfect time for Eastown residents to learn more about the ECA and also to meet...

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Computer issues cause voting delays for some voters in Precinct 3-76

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-05-2013 under NEWS

Polling officials, unable to access the computer system, struggled to process voters for a short time this morning in Ward 3, Precinct 76, at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church (514 Eastern Avenue SE). Marie Holtrop, chairperson of...

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Why we don't vote- and why we should

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 11-05-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

As we begin another election day, I am concerned, like many others, about voter turnout and what it will mean for our local candidates and issues. Many issues in this city and state have been won by only a few hundred or few thousand votes. Local...

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Make a real difference in politics: Vote in your local elections this Tuesday

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 11-03-2013 under OPINION

Being a recent college graduate, I know how time consuming daily life can be. Elections, especially local, barely even seem to blip the radar in between errands, jobs and making food. I admit, I was one of those students who did not pay attention to...

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