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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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Meet the new candidates for area City Commissions

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 11-03-2013 under NEWS

November 5 elections are just around the corner and in Kent County, there are five new candidates for the City Commission. In Grand Rapids, Tom Kent is running against the current commissioner Rosalynn Bliss. Jerry DeMaagd and Steve Redmond are...

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Meet Brian Ellis: Running for Republican Congressional seat

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 11-01-2013 under NEWS

Brian Ellis, a Grand Rapids businessman, recently announced he is running for the Republican nomination to Congress in the third district. This includes Grand Rapids. He currently owns a financial investment advisory firm and is president of East...

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Stephen Kepley, Sharon Brinks to compete for rare open mayoral seat in Kentwood

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 11-01-2013 under NEWS

Stephen Kepley and Sharon Brinks have both had a tough road to become the two final candidates for Kentwood's mayoral elections. This is the first open mayoral race in Kentwood history. Richard Clanton is currently mayor but not running this...

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Randal Gelderloos and Steve Mass to run for Grandville mayor

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 11-01-2013 under NEWS

On November 5, two city council members will compete for a rare opportunity for an open seat as mayor of Grandville. James Buck has served as mayor for 29 years and is retiring, leaving the mayor seat open to new candidates. Those two candidates are...

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Mayor to answer citizen questions on eve of elections

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-01-2013 under NEWS

Monday night at 5:00 p.m., Mayor Heartwell answered questions from local citizens in his monthly call-in show on GRTV (and streamed live here on The Rapidian!) "City Connection."  Each month, you can add your own questions for City Connection...

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