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Thousands take part in March for Our Lives in Grand Rapids

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NEWS

More than 4,000 people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle on Saturday, March 24, 2018 calling for tougher gun control laws at the Grand Rapids March for Our Lives rally.   As part of the national March for Our Lives movement the the student-...

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Still in tears for our students after school walkout

by (crestongr)

Submitted 03-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

By Kymie Spring, Community Organizer, Creston Neighborhood Association I went to City High Middle School well before Columbine or any of the massacres that followed. We felt totally safe then. Later, when I taught elementary school, we had fire...

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Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center holds walkout in solidarity with GRPS, to promote safe community

by (hutch84)

Submitted 03-14-2018 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center (GRCDC) is a K – 5 elementary school in downtown Grand Rapids. GRCDC is a charter school with Grand Rapids Public Schools as the charter authorizer. This means they can make decisions as an autonomous entity...

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GRPS gets ready for school walkout, discusses gun violence, school security

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-09-2018 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools announced on February 22, 2018 that it would stand by and support students in their advocacy for gun reform by supporting the Wednesday, March 14, 2018 school walk-out. This walkout was organized by teens nationally in...

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Outcry over police stop, housing funds packs City Commission

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-12-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. was packed to overflowing with people sitting in the aisles, standing in the corners and spilling out into the hallway. Concerns over cuts to housing funding and a recent...

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When grown men point loaded weapons at 12-year-old boys, none of us should sleep well at night

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 03-29-2017 under OPINION

Last night, I couldn't sleep. It was 2 a.m., but my mind was still at the City Commission meeting, where three mothers told the story of their sons - 12 to 14 years in age - being stopped at gunpoint by police. (Their comments are at about 31:...

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UICA prepares for spring season loaded with conversations around guns, Pantone colors, local artists

by (UICA)

Submitted 01-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

Coming Home, a series of exhibitions featuring works by emerging and established Michigan artists, is now on view at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Coming Home features work by artists who are from Michigan, are currently based in...

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Equity Drinks to include police chief in public discussion on rifle purchases

by (Jeremy Moore)

Submitted 12-29-2015 under NEWS

Equity Drinks is focusing on developing a network for people who identify as working to advance equity in Grand Rapids. We believe understanding the complexity of those doing the work sets a foundation for action. In August of 2014, Equity...

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GRPD rifle purchase splits Commissioners, residents

by (nathanslauer)

Submitted 12-17-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission voted in favor of a plan to allow the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) to acquire new rifles on December 15, in a split vote of 5-2. The decision received a mixed response, with attendees split over the role of...

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Time to challenge unconstitutional statute on City powers over open carry laws

by (Attorney Jack H...)

Submitted 11-10-2015 under OPINION

Open Carry campaigns are taking over Grand Rapids streets and campuses. Those who object are told there is nothing that can be done because Section 2 of Act 319 of the Michigan Firearms Code deprives Michigan cities of any power to control guns in...

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