Computer issues cause voting delays for some voters in Precinct 3-76

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-05-2013 under NEWS

Polling officials, unable to access the computer system, struggled to process voters for a short time this morning in Ward 3, Precinct 76, at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church (514 Eastern Avenue SE). Marie Holtrop, chairperson of...

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Why we don't vote- and why we should

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 11-05-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

As we begin another election day, I am concerned, like many others, about voter turnout and what it will mean for our local candidates and issues. Many issues in this city and state have been won by only a few hundred or few thousand votes. Local...

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Amy Goodman to speak at Wealthy Theatre September 18

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 08-31-2012 under NONPROFITS

Amy Goodman will take the stage on Sept. 18, 2012 at noon to talk about the 2012 elections and community media at the Wealthy Theatre, a service of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC).  Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman is well...

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GRCC Yes: A win for Kent County

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 04-04-2012 under OPINION

The importance of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) for West Michigan residents is known by most who live here. GRCC partners with many high schools and universities, and provides opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds by...

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How to help the good guys win

by (pelz)

Submitted 09-28-2011 under OPINION

Today is the last day to cast wide your votes. Until today I was a staunch non-voter for several reasons. I believe that art is intrinsically awarding on its own, both for the maker and the viewer. I worry about mass appeal. But ArtPrize wants...

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ArtPrize: Whose vote counts most?

by (evanarragon)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under OPINION

Last September 27, I headed downtown with one question in my mind: “What will 100,000 paper airplanes look like?” The event was Rob Bliss’s ArtPrize entry: paper planes dropped from the six tallest buildings downtown to the strains of Sigur Ros’s...

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ArtPrize: Social networking that bleeds

by (csmit)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under OPINION

As we approach the second installment of ArtPrize, we should remember that we are entering an arena of realism, one quite different than the social networking atmosphere that ArtPrize can sometimes produce. I speak most definitively of ArtPrize...

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[SE END] From the Polls: 3rd Ward, Precincts 9 &10

by (George)

Submitted 11-03-2009 under NEWS

By 11:40 a.m. this morning, 96 voters had entered their decision at the polling station for the 3rd Ward’s precincts 9 and 10 at Mulick Park Elementary, 1761 Rosewood Ave. SE. Despite a contested race for 3rd Ward commissioner, only around 4.5% of...

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Tweaking It

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 10-08-2009 under OPINION

Now that ArtPrize 2009 is nearly behind us it becomes time to start considering ArtPrize 2010. This year over 37,000 people registered to vote, which shows that there is an obvious desire to participate. The question becomes how can we make that...

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