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Blithe Spirit Glides, Soars

Submitted 06-05-2023 under OPINION

Circle Theatre’s staging of Blithe Spirit summons its creator’s imagination, wit, and humanity.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Are Technological Innovations Forbidden Until Religiously Approved?

Submitted 06-05-2023 under OPINION

We are in the midst of a technological evolution that is almost overwhelming in its speed. I curious to know if each innovation or invention is reviewed by religious leaders who then pronounce whether their adherents should indulge or not.


Filmmaker Spotlight: Erik Howard (Open Projector Night)

Submitted 06-02-2023 under NONPROFITS

Erik Howard talks about process and inspiration behind his film 'Farewell Tour' that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.


Community Updates: Friday, June 2

Submitted 06-02-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department asks community for information about person of interest, possible witnesses in Wednesday's homicide; The City of Grand Rapids reminds residents that public pools and splash pads will open next week; and more


Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Judges be Involved in Local or National Politics?

Submitted 05-30-2023 under OPINION

Should judges be involved in local or national politics?


Community Updates: Friday, May 26

Submitted 05-26-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Commission passes ordinance to formally adopt the City's FY2024 budget; Grand Rapids Sister Cities International announces annual gala taking place in June; and more


Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents Message from Our Planet: Digital Art from the Thoma Collection

Submitted 05-24-2023 under NONPROFITS

Exhibition features 22 artists working at the forefront of digital and electronic art


Ethics and Religion Talk: Should the Audubon Society Change its Name?

Submitted 05-22-2023 under OPINION

Is it ethically wrong for the Audubon organization to keep their name?


Community Updates: Friday, May 19

Submitted 05-19-2023 under NEWS

Kent County Prosecutor announces charging decision in case of seven-year-old student who brought unloaded firearm to Cesar E. Chavez Elementary; City of Grand Rapids holds public hearing to get input on preliminary FY2024 Fiscal Plan, residents express frustration over police budget; and more


Ethics and Religion Talk

Submitted 05-15-2023 under OPINION

Many companies wish to go in the direction of ESG (Environment Social Governance). Many politicians are attempting to punish those corporations that see this as an opportunity to contribute to the public good. Is it ethical to stop people from such an effort?