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Grand Rapids Water System lead at all time low
Lead levels in drinking water provided by the Grand Rapids Water System have consistently improved over the last 20 years and are now holding steady. That fact is backed by 11 straight readings showing declining lead levels.
ArtPrize Portrait Celebrating Diversity, Inclusion and First Amendment on Display in Kent County
ArtPrize 2015 is a memory, but one piece has received a home in the Kent County Administration Building, 300 Monroe NW. FREEDOM – Liberty Lighting Our Way by Sharon Lange is scheduled to be on display through December in the first floor lobby. The portrait celebrates a variety of races and religions and the First Amendment: freedom of religion, speech, the press, to assemble and to petition.
Cannonsburg in the City event canceled this Sunday
Everything was in place to offer area youth a unique ski and snowboarding introductory experience. The equipment, warming tents and teams of YMCA volunteers were ready to go…the only issue -- a severe lack of snow.
Citizens can offer input at Tuesday public hearing
A packed house jammed the Grand Rapids Public Schools University cafeteria last evening for a special Town Hall Meeting featuring the three finalists for 2nd Ward City Commissioner: Joseph Jones, Terrence McGee and Tamara VandenBerg. The community met the candidates during the two-hour forum and asked questions through the moderator, M-Live’s Zane McMillin.
Signing Day for GRPS Student Athletes
Three Grand Rapids Public Schools student athletes, James Wyrick, Keidren Davis, and Jonte Gant, will participate in National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
City enacts nine of 12 community and police recommendations
In just a year’s time, Grand Rapids has taken great strides in transforming the relationship between the Grand Rapids Police Department and the community.
Pam Ritsema to retire after nearly 25 years of service
You might not have ever met her, but the work that she has done on behalf of the City of Grand Rapids for the past quarter century touches your everyday life.