The Rapidian

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Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

Why poor people don't go to bike shops

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

At The Spoke Folks, our goal is to ensure everyone has access to a safe and reliable bike. As a part of this, we have known disenfranchised communities, especially communities of color, need our services the most.

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Wealthy Theatre to host free simulcast of 2016 POTUS debate

Submitted 09-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

All are welcome to attend this unbiased and impartial presentation of the Presidential national debate at Wealthy Theatre.

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Writers Under 30 series opens the floor up to young local artists

Submitted 09-22-2016 under NEWS

A series designed by GLCL and Bombadil Books promotes young writers making connections and sharing their art. The next event is a public reading that will take place on Thursday, September 29 and will feature eight writers under the age of 30.

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Open letter to Forest Hills Public Schools superintendent from equity leaders, parents and alumni

Submitted 09-20-2016 under OPINION

In response to students from Forest Hills Central bringing a Betsy Ross flag and Trump political banner to a football game at Houseman Field against Ottawa Hills, many parents and leaders are calling for educational institutions to provide more critical thinking around issues of systemic racism.

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"Outsider" art to make Big Bang at Mangiamo this Saturday

Submitted 09-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Over 30 artists will be selling their artwork on the Mangiamo lawn from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. this Saturday for the Big Bang Outsider Art Fair.

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Higher education's reliance on cheap teaching labor cheats students

Submitted 09-12-2016 under OPINION

The continued rise of underpaid part time teaching positions in local colleges negatively affects students and their learning environment.

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Eastown Streetfair embraces mix of art, food, weather

Submitted 09-12-2016 under NEWS

Despite a threatening weather forecast, the annual Eastown Streetfair was a celebration of crafts, music, food and beer for Grand Rapids locals and visitors.

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Streetfair brings fun end to summer in Eastown

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Streetfair will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Wealthy Street.

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Grand Rapids Environmental Services workers rescue kitten from sewer

Submitted 08-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Thanks to an alert resident and great teamwork, a stray kitten is safe and in a new home after finding himself in a storm drain on the city’s southeast side.

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Calkins Law Office - The oldest building in Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Have you ever wondered what Grand Rapids was like over 100 years ago?

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