Ethics and Religion Talk: Money and Politics

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-02-2019 under OPINION

Fred Stella, the Pracharak (Outreach Minister) for the West Michigan Hindu Temple, responds: “What has been come to be known as the caste system in Hinduism has influenced much of the rest of the world to take a dim view of the religion. One...

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Regulating begging is still bad solution to poverty, public safety concerns

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under OPINION

I work at The Rapidian now and have for about three years, but before I was a staff member, I was a community journalist. The second article I wrote on The Rapidian was an opinion piece detailing why I thought banning panhandling was a terrible idea...

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Local teacher argues Muskegon Heights students need money, support not school closures

by (Jeffery Rundhaug)

Submitted 02-02-2017 under OPINION

I can't keep my mouth closed any longer regarding the imminent closure of my school, Muskegon Heights Academy. The issue of the achievement gap among our students and others is very complicated and made worse with bad policy from the State of...

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Series confronts equity issues in West Michigan businesses

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-13-2017 under OPINION

At a roundtable discussion recently facilitated by MiBiz, small business owners raised their concerns about equity issues in West Michigan. As Grand Rapidians head into 2017, how is systemic bias perpetuated, even as our awareness of barriers grows...

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From bartering to banking: A look at the historic money of Old Grand Rapids

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 11-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Have you ever wondered what kind of money people used when they came to Michigan and settled down in what would become Grand Rapids? Generally speaking, it wasn’t dollars and cents. In fact, there was very little actual money on the frontier....

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Catalyst Radio: Tax Credit Coalition to offer financial assistance information at Saturday fair

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-30-2015 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 hear about some income tax filing assistance that many may not know is available, through the Kent County Tax...

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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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Literacy Center offers current learners free course in financial literacy

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 04-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

In recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, the Literacy Center of West Michigan has offered a math and reading course in financial literacy to their current learners. The free course, funded by National Human Resources Development (NHRD),...

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Turning time into money, helping plan 2010 Special Events

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Time is often a commodity taken for granted. The average person wants to do a bucket list full of things but usually ends up not being able to find the time. With the economy as it is today, there is no better time to commit the time to making a...

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Why is the Kent County Airport so expensive?

by (ErwinHaas)

Submitted 10-16-2009 under NEWS

The airline industry is in deep trouble. Possible pollution of the upper atmosphere is giving environmental groups a cause for demanding curtailment of services and taxes on putative excess carbon dioxide production. Services and on time flights...

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