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Connect to the City of Grand Rapids government through social media

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 11-27-2013 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids has been working to make it easier for citizens who use social media to learn more about their city. Frequent posts bring up a variety of issues over multiple social media websites very quickly. "Sometimes that's...

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The City of Grand Rapids hopes to get social with you

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 05-23-2012 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids is in the midst of a transformation. With five years worth of a temporary tax hike totaling $32 million dollars, they're hoping to overhaul the city's business plan top to bottom. They say a more fiscally responsible...

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Spreading the News

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 05-24-2011 under OPINION

It's no surprise to you that we make a big deal about the importance of our community of volunteer Rapidian reporters. The entire model of The Rapidian depends on local people stepping up to report the news, not merely consume it. We continue to...

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New Feature Tuesday: Suggestions Slider

by (George)

Submitted 11-23-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: A new feature announcement on a Tuesday can really only mean one thing. That’s right, it’s New Feature Tuesday! 
 
This time we only have one new feature that we are ready to talk about, the suggestions slider, and actually...

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Let's do lunch: A Twitter chat about food

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 11-04-2010 under OPINION

This is a lunch chat you can brown bag, dine out, order in or even stay in bed for. From the Twitter account @verylocal, Rapidian Content Facilitator Matthew Russell will be asking questions and offering prompts about food from noon to 2 p.m....

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Here's some food for thought, Grand Rapids

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 11-02-2010 under OPINION

No matter where you're from, food is a popular topic. Whether it's finding the best po-boy sandwich in New Orleans, picking out the largest lobster at a shore diner in Maine, finding out what you can (although maybe you shouldn't) fry at a state...

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Interaction with The Rapidian helps generate coverage ideas

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 08-18-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff*: A major element of The Rapidian, if not the most important, is community involvement. Without interaction between readers and reporters, the Rapidian wouldn't be able to offer much, which is why we try to encourage...

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You, with your ear to the ground!

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 04-27-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: During our press pit last week about breaking news, Grand Rapids Press' Web Producer Kate Nagengast made some very good points. It was the day after a cancelled Grand Rapids Public Schools board meeting. Emotions were...

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Live Mayor Call-In Show Celebrates 18 Years, Adapts With New Technology

by (GRTV)

Submitted 02-25-2010 under NONPROFITS

A clip from City Connection's first episode on April 24, 1992 with Mayor John Logie. Here at GRTV we constantly meet people with a need to share ideas.  Whether it be analysis of our culture, exclamation of faith or sharing talents and...

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Deep Fried Bytes rounding out second year of podcasts

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 01-29-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Growing up around Grand Rapids, Chris Woodruff would head to a local Mexican restaurant whenever he had a hankering for his deep-fried food of choice: ice cream. Now a technology consultant with RCM Technologies, Woodruff collaborates with...

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