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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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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