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Exercise pits Cyber security professionals against each other to fight Cybercrime

Cyber security professionals will be forced to perform under pressure during the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium’s Red vs. Red vs. Blue Cyber Event on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015. The event will be held at the GVSU DeVos Campus in Grand Rapids, from 8:30am to 3:00pm. 

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In six months, Grand Rapids enacts eight of 12 Community and Police Relations Recommendations

Grand Rapids is in the midst of adopting and enacting several recommendations of a pro-active plan to strengthen relations between the Grand Rapids Police Department and the community.

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Grand Rapids citizens can prompt review of alleged police misconduct

Grand Rapids police officers assist hundreds of citizens on a daily basis. No two calls for service are ever the same. Each is unique and unpredictable. What’s more, working conditions are often tense during an officer’s encounter with distressed victims or uncooperative perpetrators.

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Grand Rapids’ 311 System transforms local government services, becomes national model

Results of a recently completed independent audit of Grand Rapids’ 311 Customer Service System identifies “amazing” accomplishments made since its launch and shows that the system is quickly becoming a business model for 311 centers across the country.

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Library Commissioners seek candidates to fill board vacancies

The Grand Rapids Public Library’s Board of Library Commissioners is seeking candidates to fill the seat of Anne Armstrong Cusack, who is resigning in August.

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New State law fosters economic opportunity, collaboration

​Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill yesterday that will promote economic development in West Michigan, including here in Grand Rapids. The new law gives interested communities the opportunity to pursue the formation of local satellite SmartZones.

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Fulton Street at Lake Drive reopens

After months of construction, Fulton Street at Lake Drive will reopen to traffic this afternoon, with minor work to still be completed with single lane closures. The construction on Fulton and Lake Drive was part of a project that started in 2014 to replace and separate storm and sanitary sewers that were previously combined. The project also included work on Stanley Terrace and Union Avenue.

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Proud Parents

Grand Rapids Public Schools Proud Parents: Omar & Elizabeth

GRPS values diversity and inclusion. Our children get an opportunity for a real-world environment. More...

North Park Montessori Proud Parents: David & Ashima

We uprooted our life of 14 years in Ada, so we could live in the neighborhood and attend North Park. More...

Congress Elementary School Proud Parents: Jono & Emily

We feel so great about the staff and leadership at Congress and at GRPS. More...

Innovation Central High School Proud Parents: Scott & Suzanne

We chose Innovation Central because of the multiple college-career pathways. More...

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center Proud Family: Teresa, Denishea, & Kerby

I'm Nana first and as Nana, Ford Academic Center is perfect for CJ. More...

C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy Proud Parents: Nancy & Brian

Every time they walk outside at school...they're on another adventure. More...

Grand Rapids Public Museum School Proud Parents: Tom

My daughter is so excited about the Museum School! It's unique and hands-on. More...

Grand Rapids Montessori Proud Parents: Stacy & Daniel

We did the research, and Montessori set her up for success. More...

Coit Creative Arts Academy Proud Parents: Phil & Lavonne

We love the arts focus…Coit is a gem. More...

City High Middle School Proud Parents: John & Gretchen

International Baccalaureate at City teaches our kids to be critical thinkers. More...

Southwest Community Campus Proud Parents: Steve & Nora

It's dual immersion, so they're learning English and Spanish speaking skills. More...