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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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How accessories can shape the look of your downtown

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP For all that differentiates cities, there is much more that makes them similar.  The secret ingredient to building a city isn’t gleaming skyscrapers, vibrant sidewalks or screeching subways: it’s...

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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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Connie Jones’ lifestyle changes led her to the American Heart Association

by (American Heart ...)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under NONPROFITS

Connie Jones of Grand Rapids is fun-loving and supporting of anyone who asks for her help in their health journey. She is motivated now to stay healthy though she wasn’t always that way. When she was 47 years old, she weighed 400 pounds and...

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