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The 2016 Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Championship in Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids Football Club draws an enthusiastic crowd.

Grand Rapids Pride Fest

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Safe space: Grand Rapids Police Department, community work to reform law enforcement

What is needed to make residents of color feel safe in Grand Rapids? The answer is complicated, but the conversation surrounding it is one that community leaders and residents across the city agree must persist until, finally, every single person can say they feel secure in our community.

Trails

Why I run: Renewal, recovery & redemption

From recovering after cancer to coping with divorce, these three women from the West Michigan Trails and Greenways Coalition have discovered running is about far more than just physical exercise. On West Michigan's trails, they've found camaraderie, confidence and a whole lot more.

Existing bike trails are part of the U.S. Bike Route.

Biking Lake Michigan: A long-distance adventure

Writer and cyclist Mark Wedel offers up a personal account of lessons learned along the U.S. Bike Route 35 through northern and western Michigan. This is the first installment of a two-part series on long-distance bike routes in Michigan.

Emily Hammes

RapidChat: Emily Hammes of Grand Raggidy Roller Derby

Emily Hammes, otherwise known as "Bidi Bidi Bang Bang," is a lighthearted, charismatic woman who is no stranger to putting herself out on a limb. As a staple team member of the Grand Raggidy Roller Derby, it's clear that she is composed of equal parts strength and confidence.

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