The Rapidian

Government & Politics

Trash Talk: Controversy sparks over new solid waste management plan

Submitted 03-27-2012 under NEWS

County and private industry are at odds over where the area's trash should end up.

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It's high time to decriminalize

Submitted 03-24-2012 under OPINION

A local group has launched an effort to try and take the issue of punishment for marijuana related crime to the voters.

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OGR 2012: Dean Vanderstelt, man on a mission

Submitted 03-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Dean Vanderstelt participates in Occupy the Lakeshore, a local Occupy movement that protests income inequality.

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OGR 2012: Alex Beecroft weaves together Catholicism, activism

Submitted 03-22-2012 under OPINION

Alex Beecroft's spiritual and social beliefs motivate him to be an activist and passionate Occupier.

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OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Jewly Warren, a local activist, describes a life of activism and her latest involvement in Occupy Grand Rapids.

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OGR 2012 : Diane Baum, forging a new way of communication

Submitted 03-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

This 62-year old activist points to Grand Rapids' long history of activism.

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OGR 2012: Occupy GR in a year of change

Submitted 03-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

GRCC's Writing for Publication Class takes a look at how Occupy GR has weathered a back and forth winter.

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The making of our city budget

Submitted 03-16-2012 under NEWS

Sparked by the decisions of City Commissioners, the politics beat explores how budget decisions are made for Grand Rapids employees

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Cuts to library, public goods hit home

Submitted 03-12-2012 under OPINION

The Grand Rapids Public Library is one of many local institutions receiving less public funding. Cuts to public goods have seemingly become an accepted inevitability.

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Mayor Heartwell to host live call-in show Monday night at 5pm

Submitted 03-05-2012 under NEWS

Got a question for Mayor Heartwell? The first Monday of every month is your opportunity to interact with Grand Rapid's most prominent elected official.

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