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Project FRESH gets free Michigan grown fruits and vegetables to WIC recipients

The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is offering clients of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) the opportunity to get $25 worth of free fresh fruits and vegetables from area farmers markets. 

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Civilian Appeals Board reviews alleged claims of police misconduct

Group of adults review documents around tableGrand Rapids Police Officers assist hundreds of citizens daily. No two calls for service are ever the same. Each is unique and unpredictable. What’s more, an officer’s encounter with distressed victims or uncooperative perpetrators can be stressful.

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Consumers Energy, GRPS Announce Semifinalists for Fifth Annual Student Art Competition

Top 20 students pose with teachers and staffNearly two dozen student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are vying to have their energy-related artwork highlighted during this fall’s ArtPrize competition through collaboration with the school district and Consumers Energy.

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Florida A&M to Announce Major Scholarships, Partnership with HBCU Initiative at OHHS

Dr. William Hudson, vice president of student affairs at Florida A&M, is visiting Ottawa Hills High School on Friday, May 19, at 11:00am to speak to Grand Rapids Public Schools’ students. Approximately 40 students from district high schools will attend to hear more about Florida A&M, the district’s partnership with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and the new pipeline between GRPS and Florida A&M.

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Police Chief named co-chair of State Civil Rights Group for Police and Community Trust

Police Chief David Rahinsky has been named a co-chair of the West Michigan Chapter of a Michigan Civil Rights leadership group focused on building police and community trust. An active member of the Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust (ALPACT) since his appointment as chief in 2014, Rahinsky will co-chair West Michigan’s ALPACT with Connie Dang, director of multicultural affairs at Grand Valley State University.

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In the News- Week of May 8

This week's news reviews State of our Schools, the district art show, prom, and exciting outdoor field trips!

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Discover! at Hansen Nature Trail at Millennium Park

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20, 2017 for Discover! at Hansen Nature Trail at Millennium Park. This free outdoor program for visitors of all ages includes a trail walk with hosted nature stations, a scavenger hunt, live animal presentations, cool giveaways and more!

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