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What is a Clean Air Action Day?

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

Free Rides on Buses Are The Only Thing Good About Clean Air Action Days

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Why GR Forward: Preparing for smart, explosive growth takes citizen involvement

Submitted 07-16-2014 under OPINION

As the Grand Rapids community is rapidly evolving, I am excited to help us plan with "Design Thinking" as I serve on the GR Forward Steering Committee.

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Grandwich 2014 sampled: Rapidian team reveals five favorites

Submitted 07-14-2014 under OPINION

We tried all but two of the Grandwich sandwiches in our quest to find the best of the best. Here we talk about our own favorites, and what we learned along the way.

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Grandwich 2014 sampled: pretzel-bun-with-pork theme emerges in day four

Submitted 07-13-2014 under OPINION

The final tasting session ends with several messy sandwiches, with a few solid selections but overall a bit disappointing compared to Thursday’s fare.

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Grandwich 2014 sampled: day three brings quality, high marks, few disappointments

Submitted 07-12-2014 under OPINION

The third day of tasting all of the Grandwiches in one week had us discovering a high favorite, and a favorite day of options overall.

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Story Matters: Grand Rapids community leaders remember Peter Wege

Submitted 07-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

We recall the stories of Peter Wege: his impact, his approach, his expansive generosity and ability to bring us together in the ways he lived his life and shared his gifts.

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Grandwich 2014 sampled: Next eight sandwiches range excellent to big disappointments

Submitted 07-10-2014 under OPINION

We start the second round of tastings with a few favorites, but also end up with some seriously lackluster sandwiches.

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Gilmore Collection response to liquor license ruling lacks sincerity

Submitted 07-10-2014 under OPINION

The B.O.B.'s actions since the recent death of Kevin O'Brian and the two before him comes off as a cold disregard for survivors of loved ones lost.

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Grandwich 2014 sampled: First seven sandwiches swing strongly towards sweet or salty

Submitted 07-09-2014 under OPINION

We are out to try 33 Grandwich competitors in the first week. Our first day of tastings found some edits that could still be done to many of the competitors to make them a great sandwich, with one clear winner rising to the top.

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Railroad Earth breathes inspired life into Meijer Gardens

Submitted 07-09-2014 under OPINION

By funneling Jerry Garcia's passion, Bob Dylan’s spoken word grizzle, Neil Young's clarity, and George Harrison’s innocence into his own songs, Railroad Earth frontman Todd Sheaffer earned his spot among the greatest rock'n'roll troubadours.

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