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Where are the votes?

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

With an average voting rate of 47.1 percent and August Primaries nearing, The Rapidian seeks out non-voters to ask, "why don't you vote?"

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We need to stop talking about inner beauty and start teaching our girls to take action

Submitted 07-28-2015 under OPINION

A conversation about beauty - inner or outer - is a conversation about how to make yourself pleasing to others. And that’s not where we need to focus our attention.

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Bliss and Vinegar offers fast, fresh food to Forest Hills

Submitted 07-21-2015 under OPINION

[Review] The healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing on time opened just months ago and focuses on quality, fresh and healthy options.

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High school student college program might not be Bound Upward

Submitted 07-19-2015 under OPINION

Grand Rapids' chapter of the Grand Valley-based Upward Bound program is not as effective as it could be, and some ways positive change is possible.

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Get Your Child/ren Back From CPS and Family Court

Submitted 07-17-2015 under NONPROFITS

An article to inform parents and relatives of the abuse of Child Protective Service and Family Court in legally kidnapped children.

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Grandwich 2015 Sampled: Day three brings return of the Grandwich

Submitted 07-11-2015 under OPINION

The Grandwich reviewers take on eight more sandwiches and have their faith restored. With a better selection overall, San Chez came out on top.

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Grandwich 2015 Sampled: The long, dark lunchtime of the soul

Submitted 07-10-2015 under OPINION

The Rapidian’s crack team of expert food critics venture into the second day of tasting all 2015 Grandwich entries, with overall disappointment, a newfound fear of eggs and plenty of soapboxing.

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Inspirational author to speak on humor, healing and wholeness

Submitted 07-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Thelma Wells will share her remarkable story of rising above adversity through faith and prayer. In her tell-it-like-it-is style, she will inspire you, make you laugh, and leave you feeling loved.

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Del McCoury Band brings grammy-winning bluegrass to Meijer Gardens

Submitted 07-02-2015 under OPINION

76-year-old Del McCoury has been a bluegrass master for much of the last half-century, and embodies everything admirable about down home modesty. His band, including sons Rob and Ronnie, are also some of the world's best pickers.

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The Things People Say

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

A comic of actual snippets from real conversations I have had with real people.

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