Ethics and Religion Talk: To Whom Does the Social Safety Net Belong - State or Religion?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 12-04-2023 under OPINION

There is a philosophy on one side of the political spectrum that encourages the dismantling of government programs to aid those suffering with poverty, addiction, etc. They feel that this should be the responsibility of the faith community. Do you...

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be joined by Brandon Davis of the Office of Oversight and Public Accountability

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-30-2022 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, October 3, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will be in the GRTV studio for October's episode of City Connection -- the first in nearly five months. Mayor Bliss will be joined by Brandon Davis, Director of the Office of Oversight and...

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss joined by Chief Eric Winstrom of the GRPD

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-02-2022 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, May 2, Mayor Bliss will be joined by Chief Eric Winstrom for this month's episode of City Connection. Chief Winstrom became the 15th Chief of Police for the Grand Rapids Police Department on March 7, 2022 after serving...

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United Way awards mini-grants to 19 local agencies for Census outreach

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, July 9, Heart of West Michigan United Way announced mini-grants to 19 Kent County agencies to support Census outreach in historically undercounted communities. The mini-grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 for a total of $216,500. Because...

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United Way responds to removal of citizenship question from Census

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

Last night, the Trump administration announced that it would begin printing 2020 Census forms without the controversial “citizenship question.” Advocates around the country and some states had challenged the decision to include the...

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Government Shutdown: Q&A with Legal Aid's Karen Tjapkes

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-25-2019 under NONPROFITS

With the partial government shutdown now in its second month, more and more people are feeling the strain. The impact goes beyond the 800,000 federal workers, including those at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, who missed their second paycheck...

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Grand Rapids Neigborhood Summit keynote speaker to discuss going 'beyond a seat at the table'

by (Stacy Stout)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit 2018 is pleased to welcome Rasheda L. Weaver, PhD as the keynote speaker for this year’s event. This year’s summit will be on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Grand Valley State...

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During the Michigan State of the State, hold the Governor accountable

by (balexander)

Submitted 01-17-2017 under OPINION

In what has been a Governorship bathed in mismanagement, scandal and decisions that have disparately affected our most vulnerable residents – today the Michigan Governor will need to deliver a State of the State that reads like the apology...

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Disability Advocates of Kent County encourages participation in National Disability Voter Registration Week

by (Disability Advocates)

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

The American Association of People with Disabilities' REV UP campaign is proud to coordinate National Disability Voter Registration Week, July 11-15, 2016.  This week is dedicated to increasing the political power of people with...

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Join me in making history: Grand Rapids' new mayor pens letter to citizens at start of term

by (Mayor Rosalynn Bliss)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Hello, Grand Rapidians. I begin my term as your mayor with great excitement – and with a great sense of responsibility. I fully recognize I am standing on the shoulders of many great leaders who have come before me, and I am honored to follow...

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