The Rapidian


Hundreds marched to defend DACA recipients in Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 hundreds of Grand Rapidians marched through downtown Grand Rapids and held a vigil to protest the ending of DACA.


Learn to tell your story on The Rapidian

Submitted 09-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Community members are invited to attend the free first fall Community Journalism Workshop from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on September 12, 2017 at the Grand Rapids Public Library.


Local ATU member arrested at Rapid Board Meeting

Submitted 08-31-2017 under NEWS

A local Grand Rapids bus driver was arrested for protesting Rapid Transits CEO's merit bonus.


Encore hosts free luncheon to talk retirement honestly, without shame

Submitted 08-29-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

"We Are the Experts of Us" luncheon with keynote speaker Elizabeth White is for anyone thinking about, preparing for, or in the midst of retirement. The event will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at the Prince Conference Center.


We need to understand the challenges first generation students face

Submitted 08-29-2017 under OPINION

While it is inspiring to hear stories of students who overcame challenges to be the first in their family to go to college, for many the struggle does not end with a college acceptance letter. It is important to address the specific challenges that first generation college students face.


Kent Conservation District works to maintain, protect natural resources in West Michigan

Submitted 08-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Kent Conservation District who equips area residents to be able to preserve and enhance Kent County's natural resources


SCORE provides support, encouragement, tools to build businesses

Submitted 08-22-2017 under NEWS

A perspective of SCORE of Grand Rapids as seen in the eyes of a mentor.


Spoke Folks hosts first Beer City Bike Fest

Submitted 08-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

All of this grease and sweat calls an end-of-summer celebration: Beer City Bike Fest, a free bike carnival and music festival will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at The Spoke Folks from 12 p.m.-10 p.m.


City introduces newly hired consultants from 21st Century Policing Solutions

Submitted 08-21-2017 under NEWS

The team of consultants will be working with the Policy Review Taskforce the City is forming following recommendations from the Traffic Stop Study completed this year.


State Rep. Runestad pushes changes to Child Custody Act which prioritize rights of parents over children

Submitted 08-18-2017 under OPINION

Town hall event with bill sponsor State Representative Jim Runestad (R-44th District) to be held Monday, August 21st, at 6:00 p.m. at 401 Hall Street SW in Grand Rapids.