politics

Mayoral Candidate Spotlight:John George

by (Jhodges)

Submitted 07-27-2015 under NEWS

John George considers himself an average citizen, outside of the normal political groups that dominate our city. An electrical engineer by trade, John George decided to run for mayor because of one issue, fluoride in drinking water. While Grand...

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Voting 101: Understanding differences between wards, precincts, quadrants, neighborhoods

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids has wards, precincts, neighborhoods and quadrants. This can be sometimes be confusing. Understanding what wards and precincts are, and how they differentiate from neighborhoods and quadrants, is important for local elections. Wards are...

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Noemi Gonzales revela lo que cambiaría si fuera gobernadora

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 11-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Read this article in English | Leer este artículo en inglés Construimos comunidad cuando compartimos nuestras historias – si son de una memoria, una experiencia o solamente diciendo lo que pensamos es bueno de este lugar. El proyecto de...

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Story Matters: Noemi Gonzales reveals what she would change if governor

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 11-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is...

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Story Matters: Deb Havens sees politics as "resource choices"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Deb Havens, running...

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Local politicians struggle with sign theft, defacement before Election Day

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 07-18-2014 under NEWS

As the August 5 primary approaches, yard signs for various campaigns are being defaced and stolen. Last week, a picture of two young women stealing a Justin Amash sign from a yard in Plainfield Township circulated on social media. Brad Tobin, who...

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Republican congressional nominees, ballot initiatives up for vote in August

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NEWS

On August 5 the state primaries will open for voting. Voters can find where their appropriate polling location is using the Grand Rapids precinct map. The candidates on this year’s primary have been gaining national attention. Justin...

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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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Expert reveals potential advantages, dangers of minimum wage increase

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 06-09-2014 under NEWS

On May 24th, 2014 Governor Rick Snyder signed a bipartisan bill to increase the state minimum wage from $7.40 to $9.25 per hour. Michigan joins 8 other states and D.C. in increasing the minimum wage. The increase will be staggered out in four...

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Catalyst Radio: Ready To Run helping women hit the campaign trail

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-23-2014 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 training program that helps prepare women for the campaign trail and seek political office. Ready To...

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