The Rapidian

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Animal shelter's 2011 statistics aren't pretty, but they are reality

Submitted 03-02-2012 under OPINION

New numbers reveal a harsh reality for the Kent County Animal Shelter.

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Steve Hilger and guests jazz up Ottawa Tavern

Submitted 02-29-2012 under OPINION

The Steve Hilger Jazz Quintet featuring Randy Marsh and Charlie Hoats performed at the new destination for jazz in Grand Rapids, the Ottawa Tavern.

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LINC joins statewide collaborative calling for an increased commitment to education

Submitted 02-28-2012 under NONPROFITS

LINC is joining a statewide call to action pushing for more educational funding support from the state. The Invest in Education campaign launches March 1, 2012.

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Pop Scholars: Relevant, intelligent improv

Submitted 02-21-2012 under OPINION

The professors of improvised comedy bring quick wit to Grand Rapids through long-form improv.

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Netiquette 101: Using photos you didn't take yourself

Submitted 02-21-2012 under OPINION

How and when to use photos you find on the internet can be confusing. To make things easier for our citizen reporters, we set out the general rules followed on The Rapidian.

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Sierra Club celebrates monumental journey with three anniversaries

Submitted 02-15-2012 under OPINION

Anniversaries give club plenty of reason to celebrate and push forward; screening of movie on controversial "fracking" practice set for Thursday.

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First Friday builds community through poetry and conversation

Submitted 02-15-2012 under OPINION

Spending the evening with friends, community, good food, relaxing music and heartfelt poetry.

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Gifts or Creatures' Pilot House invites listeners to Sail Along

Submitted 02-14-2012 under OPINION

Jammie-nominated Gifts or Creatures' debut album puts Americana in uncharted waters

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Alexis continues full steam ahead in 2012

Submitted 02-14-2012 under OPINION

Electro-pop act Alexis starts out 2012 with a Jammie nomination, touring, and a new record.

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The Crane Wives hit the Jammies this Tuesday

Submitted 02-14-2012 under OPINION

The talented band The Crane Wives, part of tonight's Jammies awards event, talk about the importance that local support has meant to their own success.

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