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G-Sync: Local Ballot Measure is a Real Job Killer*

What happens when you elect the right people? Well, sometimes they work themselves out of a job. Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen jumps in on Local Prop 1, but also finds a connection to Local Prop 2 as well.


G-Sync: The Buzz on DCGR

A local initiative on the November election ballot might determine whether you want to continue to call or make Grand Rapids your home. And no, this is not about ArtPrize or the Walker transit vote, but about the city in which you want to live. Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen investigates and finds that all is not well in the River CIty for some, but it could improve soon as a result of fresh thinking around an old problem.


A New Farmers Market

The Fulton Street Farmers Market has been around since the early 1900s. On May 5, opening day will see a renovated Farmers Market with more space and advanced technology. Development Project Manager Christine Helms-Maletic tells us what's new.


The Rise of the Cycling City Part 2

In our continuing coverage of Cycling City, a group of cycling advocates takes to the streets of Grand Rapids to assess its "bike friendliness."


The Rise of the Cycling City

Bikes and cars in Grand Rapids, sharing the roads in harmony?  Some people have that dream. Come find out what it's all about June 29.


Protecting Land, Air, and Water via Mass Transit

Few people disagree that good mass transit is a key to the vitality of a metropolitan area, and The Rapid is sponsoring a series of articles and videos that promotes conversation about what will serve metro Grand Rapids best.

Festival at Forty

Like a beacon, Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse sculpture calls hundreds of volunteers to take part in Festival, a West Michigan tradition in celebrating the arts

Showing the Ropes

The mastermind of Elevator Up, Aaron Scaap questions whether the old concepts of competition remain true for local software developers who do work nationally, or even globally

Closing the Digital Divide

Marie-Claire Camp and others in the metro Grand Rapids region hope to level the playing field for the disadvantaged by providing them with computers -- the new necessity for daily living

Food For Thought

Jim Osterhaven says it was worthwhile to build a $1.5 million addition to Superior Foods' refrigerated facility if it means getting fresh produce from area farms to local restaurants. Here's what Superior Foods Co. and other local businesses are doing to keep the fresh food flowing

The Other Side of the Law

Tracey Brame juggles a number of roles as an assistant dean at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, but her favorite: Serving as a model for minority law school students

Encore For a Local Audience

A bevy of local organizations are targetting Baby Boomers boost the quality of life in metro Grand Rapids. See what's ahead for the over 50 crowd
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