The Rapidian

Government & Politics

Grand Rapidians asked to pressure Senator Stabenow to support fair farm rules

Submitted 09-27-2011 under NEWS

Food & Water Watch met Tuesday to encourage activists to call in to Senator Stabenow and ask her to support the Fair Farm Bill campaign.


Pulitzer prize winner details discrimination against women

Submitted 09-27-2011 under NEWS

Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, spoke at the Diversity Lecture Series at Fountain Street Church, spoke about equitable rights for women as a worldwide issue, not just a women's issue.


A better food system begins on the farm

Submitted 09-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

Food and Water Watch is working in Grand Rapids to help enact the Fair Farm Rules--rules that would level the playing field for small farm owners and work towards a more sustainable food system.


Citizens share their views on Governor Snyder at Jam for Democracy

Submitted 08-01-2011 under NEWS

[PHOTO ESSAY] featuring citizens petitioning to remove Governor Snyder from office


Michigan Legislature Limits FIP Participation

Submitted 07-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

Michigan Legislature passes HB 4409 limiting FIP benefits to 48 months


Serving jury duty in Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-27-2011 under VOICES

An account of my experience serving jury duty in the Kent County Circuit Court.


Community healing: Words of gratitude and encouragement from Mayor Heartwell after the July 7th tragedy

Submitted 07-08-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Mayor Heartwell applauds the efforts of the law enforcement, media, and citizens, and calls us as a community to pray for the victims and care for our neighbors.


Local Political Spotlight: 21-year-old invests in change

Submitted 07-07-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Arielle Leipham identifies why knowing the issues and voting are so important, and why she has volunteered so much time to help get more people voting.


Recognizing The Refugee Among Us

Submitted 06-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

With World Refugee Day on June 20th and Grand Rapids' local celebration of this international event taking place Saturday June 25th, does the Grand Rapids community recognize the refugees among us?


Land Banks are Us!

Submitted 03-19-2011 under NEWS