The Rapidian


March for Our Lives planned in Grand Rapids to protest gun violence

Submitted 03-22-2018 under NEWS

Over 1,000 people expected to gather in Rosa Parks circle for march intended to advocate for gun control


Protesters demand removal of GRPS special education director

Submitted 03-22-2018 under NEWS

Protesters attended the GRPS Board of Education meeting demanding the removal of Laura LaMore


John Ball Zoo opens early for spring

Submitted 03-20-2018 under NEWS

Reduced ticket prices are offered now through April 27 for currently opened exhibits, such as the grizzly bears, otters, tigers, and the red panda, Wyatt.


Honoring the legacy of César Chávez

Submitted 03-19-2018 under NEWS

Community members marched to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez. Photo slideshow displaying community members taking part in the march.


Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center holds walkout in solidarity with GRPS, to promote safe community

Submitted 03-14-2018 under NEWS

We had parents and board members that were interested in supporting through participation. We also had many students who wanted to be involved, especially those with older siblings in GRPS schools, said Principal Lisa Heyne.


GRPS gets ready for school walkout, discusses gun violence, school security

Submitted 03-09-2018 under NEWS

GRPS announced on February 22, 2018 that it would stand by students in their advocacy for gun reform by supporting the Wednesday, March 14, 2018 school walk-out. This is an interview about the reactions to Superintendent Weatherall Neal's comments, the follow up and the community's reactions.


Grand Rapids City Commission hosts meeting off site for the night

Submitted 03-07-2018 under NEWS

The commissioners' night out took place at Oakdale Park Church in Grand Rapids' third ward.


Educators on school shootings: 'Arming teachers is not the answer'

Submitted 03-06-2018 under NEWS

President Trump and the NRA have proposed arming teachers as one response to the Parkland, Florida mass school shooting that left 17 dead. Local teachers and principals say it's a bad idea, arguing they need to be armed with more resources to help students, not weapons.


Members of police task force set to engage public in policy and procedure meeting

Submitted 03-01-2018 under NEWS

The task force’s sixth meeting will address police and community relations during presentation and roundtable discussions.


Weekend flooding near record levels on Grand River

Submitted 02-27-2018 under NEWS

Photo slideshow taken around the Grand Rapids area from Friday, February 23, 2018 through Monday, February 26, 2018.