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Good Local Journalism Is Essential to Good Governance

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 02-14-2019 under OPINION

After repeated staffing cuts at the Grand Rapids Press/MLive, who’s guarding the henhouse of local government? The Rapidian is one. In December, amid public scrutiny of the police department, Lyonel LaGrone used these pages to expose a...

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Help provide a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Diane Brown, President and longtime volunteer of the Santa Claus Girls, explains how you can help give a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season. Santa Claus Girls is a...

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Picturesque: And the winner is...

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 08-12-2012 under OPINION

Earlier this summer, The Rapidian teamed up with The Grand Rapids Press and MLive to create a multi-platform, interactive summer contest. The people of Grand Rapids were asked to submit photos to The Rapidian site of any and all things relating to...

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Summer Picturesque launches with MLive collaboration, contest

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 07-02-2012 under NEWS

The Rapidian's next Picturesque will run the entire month of July, asking Grand Rapidians to submit photos around a central theme: Summer Lovin'. This includes the beach, pool, vacation spots, summer scenery, food and drinks, holidays and...

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An unprejudiced truth about CBS' discrimination and lies

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 12-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

Since June 2011, we have attempted to present helpful and hopefully useful information for five Holland City Council members to reconsider their vote against anti-discrimination protections for LGBT residents and workers. In Fall 2011, we were...

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Hunger Challenge: Day 7

by (samantha.dine)

Submitted 09-12-2011 under OPINION

Well, I made it through the last day of the challenge unscathed. I am leaving with leftover food, two long days of being sick,at least a semi-broken caffeine addiction, and new mixed feelings about the end, but still, I made it. Let's do a food...

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Hunger Challenge: Day 6

by (samantha.dine)

Submitted 09-11-2011 under OPINION

Day 6 turned out to be one of the best of the challenge so far. I felt better, had more energy and didn't need even a single nap. In the morning, I worked in my cafe job until about 2:30 p.m. I ate a piece of toast on my way out the door, which...

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Hunger Challenge: Day 5

by (samantha.dine)

Submitted 09-10-2011 under OPINION

First off, let me apologize for a possibly whiny post from yesterday. This one will be less whiny, I think. Day 5 was the day I chose to add challenge to challenge and eat out exclusively with $4.37.  I chose Day 5 because, as I mentioned in...

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Hunger Challenge: Day 4

by (samantha.dine)

Submitted 09-09-2011 under OPINION

Day 4 has by far been the hardest. It started out the same as the first few days, peanut butter toast and a banana. I spent the morning in The Rapidian offices, but was very foggy while I was there. Everyone I saw gave me the same line, "Oh you...

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Hunger Challenge: Day 3

by (samantha.dine)

Submitted 09-08-2011 under OPINION

Day 3 required a little more restraint on my part. When I am not interning, I enjoy a part time job working in a cafe, filled with free coffee and often, free food of both the breakfast and lunch varieties. I wasn't looking forward to another...

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