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New community garden available for residents in Garfield Parks Neighborhood

Submitted 05-12-2015 under NEWS

The GPNA is starting a new community garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE with local residents to provide local healthy food and build community

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Our place, your voices: Our democratic need for citizen journalists

Submitted 05-12-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Rapidian’s model of citizen journalism means that all of us – not just those with money or influence – have a platform to share our stories and opinions with our community. We need all our voices if Grand Rapids is going to become the city we want it to be.

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Just get over it: GVSU graduate shares Title IX experience with no closure

Submitted 05-06-2015 under OPINION

Sara Chittenden was sexually assaulted by another student at GVSU and they made him write a three page paper as punishment.

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Community Cleanup champions placemaking, neighborhood love, inclusive growth

Submitted 05-05-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

In early spring 2008, Brian and Erica VanEe were on a walk in their neighborhood and decided to get some friends together for a little pick up of the area and some fun together afterward. Now, the WestSide Community Cleanup has grown to a diverse event with over 300 participants.

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How working with people on the streets turned me into a drug policy reformer

Submitted 04-21-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

When I dove into work with our homeless communities 15 years ago, I began to understand that another way of helping our neighbors dealing with homelessness and drug addiction is needed- one based on science, compassion, health and human rights.

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Show us your potholes

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

Inspired by the City's new 311 app, The Rapidian is asking local citizens to take pictures of their potholes for their newest photo challenge in Picturesque, called "Pothole Patrol."

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Art of the Lived Experiment exhibition opens April 10

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

The UICA, KCAD and the GRAM are hosting 26 artists for the "Art of the Lived Experiment" exhibition during the DisArt Festival, highlighting the art of Disabled artists.

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Happy Hour think tank to discuss women in cycling industry

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

She Rides Her Own Way invites women cyclists to join them for a happy hour designed to discuss women in the bike industry, improving bike culture and connecting with other women cyclists.

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Community organizations work to improve bicycle accessibility for transportation

Submitted 03-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Spoke Folks, Boston Square Community Bikes and the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition are all working to make biking accessible and safe in our city.

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DisArt leaders prepare reporters, videographers to help tell story of upcoming disability art festival

Submitted 03-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

In preparation for our coverage of the DisArt Festival, leaders from DisArt and Disability Advocates helped our Rapidian and GRTV volunteers get ready to report on disability with respect and education.

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