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Local campaign seeks to ban use of wild animals in entertainment

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NEWS

A local coalition, “End Circus Cruelty in Grand Rapids,” is seeking 5,000 signatures on their petition calling for an ordinance that would outlaw the use of wild animals for entertainment in both Grand Rapids and Walker.  The group...

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Catalyst Radio: Wolf PAC starting with local efforts to get money out of politics

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-20-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we hear about a grassroots group called Wolf PAC, a political action committee that is looking to “get money out...

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Discussion to continue on food trucks downtown

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under NEWS

A public hearing is set for September 12 at 2:50 p.m. to discuss a request of the Grand Rapids Art Museum for special land use approval. This space is proposed, according to the hearing agenda, to be "open for concession sales as a use...

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Less than 1,200 days remain in city transformation

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 05-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

When City Manager Greg Sundstrom took hold of the position in 2009 the city was facing serious trouble. A tough economy meant increasing costs and dwindling revenues. In his speech to the Commission the night he swore in he promised real change:...

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OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

by (TDeborahTosh)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“It’s about time!” This was Jewly Warren’s reaction to the formation of Occupy Grand Rapids, an activist organization seeking to return political power to the people of America. The 39-year-old grandmother with a history of...

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Moral Ground 2010: An Interview with GRCC Student Teresa Kokx

by (rachel_kozak)

Submitted 10-24-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"A lot of animals in the arctic, like the polar bear, are going extinct or being harmed. Actually, they say in a few decades the polar ice caps will be melted.” ~ Teresa Kokx, GRCC Student    Across the country and particularly in...

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Moral Ground 2010: In the Hands of the People

by (The General)

Submitted 10-23-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“Has anyone answered ‘no’ to this question? We definitely have a responsibility, but at what cost?” ~ Aaron Bundy, communications sub-contractor   The ever-pondered question of how the people of today impact our planet’s future is once again...

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Media literacy: Distinguishing political coverage

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 08-03-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: Right around fall time every year, the city is caught in a maelstrom of election coverage. There is so much news coverage pouring out of papers, screens and in 1s and 0s that it can be difficult to wade through the type...

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Women in Black

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 04-21-2010 under NONPROFITS

According to the Women in Black international website, the organization is a "world-wide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence. As women experiencing these...

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