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Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS
Community Engagement Specialist Briana Ureña-Ravelo speaks on the importance of a community news platform that serves everyone.
Submitted 05-15-2015 under NONPROFITS
Reporter Garret Ellison was praised for his well-researched and widely read news articles featuring historical accounts of the Grand River Valley.
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 05-11-2015 under OPINION
It's not too late to help stop deforestation and prevent catastrophic global consequences.
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 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 04-24-2015 under NEWS
Auditions for the new season get underway this weekend – April 25-26.
Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS
CYC works to provide avenues for publishing kids’ writings, leading to a strong sense of identity.
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 04-06-2015 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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