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Kent County

Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Scruggs focuses on reducing incarceration

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 10-28-2016 under NEWS

Here are the first parts of Michael Scruggs' and Lawrence Stelma's interviews. Bringing a new perspective to the Sheriff’s office Given the historical context of the first part of his interview, Scruggs has some clear ideas about the...

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New website provides centralized information, resources for people with addiction

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Brian Keeley of the Grand Rapids Red Project discusses MIREcovery.info, a one-stop website that provides information on services for people with addiction and their loved ones. The new...

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Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Michael Scruggs takes a historical perspective

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NEWS

This November, Kent County voters will elect a Sheriff. Though the municipal police departments have jurisdiction over patrolling and policing functions within city limits, the Sheriff oversees the security of the county courts and the correctional...

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Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Lawrence Stelma wants voters to choose experience

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NEWS

This November, Kent County voters will elect a Sheriff. Though the municipal police departments have jurisdiction over patrolling and policing functions within city limits, the Sheriff oversees the security of the county courts and the correctional...

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Catalyst Radio: How Girls on the Run empowers and educates through running

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. Girls on the Run is national initiative which inspires "girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which...

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Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates receives $30K grant from community foundation

by (LIA)

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area has awarded a $30,000 grant to Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates, a nonprofit immigration legal services provider in Holland that serves surrounding counties. The grant aims to help area immigrants...

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Kent County Drain Commissioner's seat open

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

By: Rachel Hood  Water infrastructure has been in the news over the last several years. Climate change is putting unprecedented pressure on aging infrastructure, bringing with it stories and images of floods, sink holes and erosion. In Michigan...

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John Ball Zoo plans for growth as nonprofit

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 12-17-2015 under NEWS

Amid years of attendance growth, John Ball Zoo is on its way to expansion under a new master plan recently approved by zoo directors. The plan will cost around $50 million over the next 25 years. The funds will go toward new changes that will affect...

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County budget balanced with boost from rising property values

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 12-03-2015 under NEWS

Property value is returning to pre-housing crisis levels in Kent County, which allowed the Kent County Board of Commissioners to balance the 2016 budget and maintain the county’s current level of service. The budget of $382.6 million passed...

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Catalyst Radio: Child well-being, addressing poverty the focuses of community effort

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-08-2015 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 learn about a multi-organizational effort to examine child well-being, and work for solutions to childhood poverty...

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