Kent County

Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Stelma focuses on school resource officers for community policing, heroin addiction

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 11-01-2016 under NEWS

In part one and part two of his interviews, Republican candidate and current Kent County Sheriff Lawrence Stelma described the scope of the Sheriff's office and the steps taken toward diversity and inclusion.  Community policing When asked...

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Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Scruggs talks criminal justice system reforms

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 11-01-2016 under NEWS

Michael Scruggs, Democratic Candidate for Kent County Sheriff, has talked in part one and part two about the racial history behind his campaign and the changes he would like to make within the Sheriff's office. In this final portion of his...

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Voting for Kent County Sheriff: Stelma feels "Fortunate race has not been an issue"

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 10-28-2016 under NEWS

Here are the first parts of Michael Scruggs' and Lawrence Stelma's interviews. The issue of race When asked if the question of race affects the election, Stelma didn’t think it was an issue. “We have a...

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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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