The Rapidian

Government & Politics

Teens to attend town hall youth summit

Submitted 03-05-2012 under NEWS

Conference gives teens a chance to discuss important issues such as substance abuse.


New curbside refuse collection service begins this summer

Submitted 03-02-2012 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids plans to integrate a pay-as-you-throw curbside service for refuse using recycled plastic carts provided to the customer at no charge.


Michigan bills aim to take severe bite out of dog fighting

Submitted 03-01-2012 under NEWS

New bills could put into effect toughest dog fighting penalties in the nation; Kent County in full support.


Mayor Heartwell returns to the airwaves Monday evening with new co-host

Submitted 02-06-2012 under NEWS

Community Media Center's own Linda Gellasch joins Mayor Heartwell for her first episode as permanent co-host for City Connection


Catalyst Radio: PaleoRadio seeks critical conversation without being divisive

Submitted 02-03-2012 under NEWS

WPRR's PaleoRadio is using new media to take its reach beyond Grand Rapids, across the country and to other continents


Catalyst Radio: Internet legislation protested with web blackouts

Submitted 01-20-2012 under NEWS

Community Media Center took a lead locally in a national coordinated blackout of websites Wednesday. The action was to bring awareness to bills currently in Congress. Learn about the bills and why so many participated.


Mayor Heartwell's live call-in show to lose host of eight years

Submitted 01-09-2012 under NEWS

At 5 p.m. Monday night, Mayor Heartwell's live interactive public access show City Connection was simulcast right here on The Rapidian.


January Series starts 25th year at Calvin College

Submitted 01-03-2012 under NEWS

Once again, Calvin College provides -free to the public- daily speakers for the month of January with a variety of topics and presentations.


Catalyst Radio: Community Conversation on The Rapidian

Submitted 12-30-2011 under NEWS

The Rapidian takes the pulse of the community conversation, giving citizen journalists and readers a platform for interaction.


2011 from a local politico's eyes

Submitted 12-21-2011 under OPINION

If you didn't know what a "funicular" was before this year, you should know now. The unique addition to John Ball Zoo is just one of many things making headlines in local government this past year. Read on to learn more!