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Submitted 05-21-2015 under OPINION
Reflecting back on all the articles people have published over the years it is hard to imagine Grand Rapids before The Rapidian. So many individuals have added such phenomenal content that would not have been possible without this media platform. It is important for us to support The Rapidian.
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 05-05-2015 under OPINION
On May 14, two of the nation's leading experts on the War on Drugs will be visiting Wealthy Theatre for a free event to help our community have a conversation about the effects of the current drug policy- and how we can change it.
Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS
Mayor Heartwell answered questions live on Monday, May 4 at 5 p.m. He adressed citizen questions about water conservation, chickens, skateboarding, housing and many other concerns.
Submitted 04-21-2015 under NONPROFITS
Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap report concluded that 49 million Americans struggled with hunger in 2013, including one in seven people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
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 04-13-2015 under NONPROFITS
On Monday, April 13, Mayor Heartwell answered questions live on GRTV and The Rapidian. He answered questions about the DisArt Festival and the Year of Art & Access, Proposition 1 and access to quality food for all residents.
Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS
Mix, Mingle and Share Your Voice hopes to prompt residents to meet their neighbors and learn about important issues in the community.
Submitted 04-06-2015 under NEWS
The social justice program’s final segment will be a two part series on climate issues, analyzing the effects of capitalism on the environment and developing ideas for systematic change.
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