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Connecting Our Stories, Connecting Our Power: Grand Rapids previews 2019 neighborhood summit

Submitted 10-23-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Summit 2019 will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 on the downtown Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University and will focus on how our unique stories connect us to one another and to our community.

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GRPS parent group sponsors school board candidate forum

Submitted 10-22-2018 under NEWS

Candidates for five seats on the Board of Education will answer questions from parents and talk about their visions for the district on Wednesday, October 24.

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Michigan Proposal 3 - What you need to know

Submitted 10-19-2018 under OPINION

Michigan Proposal 3, the Voting Policies in State Constitution Initiative, is on the ballot in Michigan as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018 (Election Day).

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Everyone in Grand Rapids should have access to a quality park

Submitted 10-16-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Parks are the anchors of healthy, livable communities, providing countless benefits. I’m supporting the '10-minute walk to a park' campaign launched a year ago and am working to make it a reality.

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Cosecha GR at Sheriff's retirement party: Protesters believe Stelma leaves legacy of shame with ICE contract new Sheriff must repair

Submitted 10-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

As the Kent County Sheriff celebrated his retirement with the ICE contract still in effect, Movimiento Cosecha GR members stood outside of Noto's Old World Italian Dining to call out "Shame, shame, shame," to the Sheriff and other attendees for their complicity in separating local families.

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A look at four countries of the Arabian Peninsula begins October 18

Submitted 10-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan features a four-part series on Middle Eastern countries Oman (10/18); Qatar (10/24); Saudi Arabia (11/13); and Yemen (11/20).

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Concerned community members speak at Kent County Commission Public Comment

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

After three months of appeals and advocacy, the Kent County Commission has taken no action to end the Kent County contract with ICE.

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In board chair's absence, public allowed back into Kent County board chambers

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NEWS

This Thursday's meeting was in sharp contrast to the meeting on September 27 when the public was directed to watch the meeting from another room through closed circuit TV. Public comment continued to center on Kent County's contract with ICE.

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Pilgrimage: Undocumented immigrants, allies walk, dance, chant from Grand Rapids to Lansing to demand driver's licenses for all

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

Immigrants from Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Sturgis, Ionia, Lansing, Detroit, and Ann Arbor participated in a rally on the steps of the Capitol following the arrival of the “Licenses for All pilgrimage" on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

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Photo gallery: Cosecha GR walks to Lansing for immigrant rights

Submitted 10-11-2018 under NEWS

Movimiento Cosecha GR members made a pilgrammage to Lansing to advocate for drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants from Friday, October 5, 2018 to Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

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