The Rapidian


Public kept from room at Kent County Board of Commissioners meeting

Submitted 09-27-2018 under NEWS

The Kent County Board of Commissioners held its monthly meeting today, Thursday, September 27, 2018 without anyone from the public in the room. Residents who come for public comment were instructed to sit in a room next door and watch the meeting on closed circuit tv.


Catalyst Radio: Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary

Submitted 09-24-2018 under NEWS

General Manager of Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary Autumn Russell discusses sheltering, services, and special events.


Faith, family, love for community fuels Williams' bid for GRPS school board

Submitted 09-21-2018 under NEWS

This self-described church girl from Missouri whose family relocated to Grand Rapids during her middle school years speaks directly and passionately when describing her love for the community and the community’s children.


People's Commission to end the ICE contract takes over Kent County Commission

Submitted 09-14-2018 under NEWS

On Thursday, September 13, 2018 community members took over the Kent County Commission Meeting to stage a "People’s Commission," which heard public comment and "voted" to end a controversial contract between the Kent County Jail and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Remembering Vudu - Victoria Upton 6/22/1955 - 9/5/2018

Submitted 09-12-2018 under NEWS

She was a fierce supporter of the arts, local business and social equity who impacted the lives of many in her community.


Catalyst Radio: Rapidian Recap show covers politics, art, community news in August while looking ahead to fall

Submitted 08-31-2018 under NEWS

Although fall is around the corner, August was a busy month in Grand Rapids. Catch up on the latest local news and happenings in The Rapidian Recap show.


GRPS board approves moving special education programs to Kent ISD

Submitted 08-07-2018 under NEWS

With a vote of 7 to 1, the Board of Education moved to transfer administration of the center-based special education programs to the Kent Intermediate School District on Monday, August 6, 2018.


Catalyst Radio: Calvin College history professor discusses Umm el-Jimal Project

Submitted 08-03-2018 under NEWS

Bert de Vries is Professor Emeritus of History at Calvin College and Director of the Umm el-Jimal Project, an archaeological site in northern Jordan.


New WYCE station manager says Grand Rapids' music scene is "diverse and bursting with talent"

Submitted 08-03-2018 under NEWS

Musician Hayes Griffin will be the new station manager for WYCE.


Photo Gallery: Movimiento Cosecha GR protests Kent County contract with ICE at commission meeting

Submitted 07-30-2018 under NEWS

Photos from yesterday's Kent County Commission meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018 and the Movimiento Cosecha GR protest and comments.