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Growing roots: How Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is making the city's green spaces more inclusive

When the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks was struggling to connect with residents in underserved areas, they decided to change the way they were doing things. Part of that meant hiring a neighborhood liaison, Yiovanny Cornejo, who led the charge to make the city's green spaces more welcoming and active gathering places.

Kyama Kitavi

Making it in Grand Rapids: How the startup community is preparing entrepreneurs for the 'real world'

Can you teach entrepreneurship? This question may not have a straight answer, but is it even the right question? There are those in the Grand Rapids startup community who are not only working to educate entrepreneurs as much as possible but are also changing the question by asking not if it can be taught, but how it can be taught.  

Safety and traffic are big questions when cycling in Michigan.

Biking Lake Michigan: Politics and safety

In part two of Biking Lake Michigan, writer Mark Wedel tackles some of the political realities surrounding bicycling in our state.

Jason Ley

RapidChat: Jason Ley brings the hunt for elusive beer to the big screen

As a modern-day "Ahab," the conquest for "whalez" (translation: brews that are hard to find) is a boundless expedition. Searching high and low for rare beer selections can exhaust much of anyone's time, especially in our great beer state. With the debut of a new reality TV show, titled "Modern Ahabs," Jason Ley hopes to turn this beer enthusiast lifestyle into a full-blown career.

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UIX blog: Social media maps used as a public service

Social media has pervaded nearly every aspect of life. And whether or not you agree with its reach, there's no doubting its efficacy in spreading important news in real time.

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