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Food, coffee, and dedicated service at Rising Grinds' new location on Madison and Hall.

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Snow greets Grand Rapids visitors and residents alike.

Walking dogs is a year-round activity in Eastown.

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A line in the sand: How Voters Not Politicians aims to end gerrymandering in Michigan

Empowering 3,500 volunteers to collect over 425,000 signatures in all 83 counties of Michigan, Voters Not Politicians, a group formed by Aquinas alumna Katie Fahey, aims to end gerrymandering in Michigan this November.

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RapidChat: Jason Russell

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, Jason Russell made the decision to pivot his career. With a daughter in elementary school and two other children in preschool, Jason leveraged his previous experience as a U.S. Secret Service agent to create Secure Education Consultants - School and Childcare Security Experts.

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My turnaround: A VOICES essay in overcoming challenges in learning

Que’Anna Jackson struggled to find her place in school, often preferring popularity over studying. But her siblings, as well as the Challenge Scholars Program, inspired her that she could do better. This is her story, from her perspective.

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Taking the first step toward moving the needle: Start Garden's 100 Ideas

Promoted as “the easiest way to pitch for $1,000” is Start Garden’s newest endeavor, their 100 Ideas campaign. The goals for this competition include procuring new ideas, infusing capital into the community, and reducing the gap between minority and non-minority owned new business launches.

Tommy Allen

Once we were just a meadow next to the river: Oprah gets it right about GR and open dialogue

After Oprah comes to Grand Rapids for CBS' 60 Minutes, Publisher Tommy Allen reflects on the importance of community dialogue in an era of Facebook.
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