Coming Downtown for ArtPrize? Here’s How to Deal with Panhandlers
Coming to ArtPrize? While you're enjoying the various pieces throughout Grand Rapids (especially downtown), it's highly likely that you'll be approached by someone asking for money, food or cigarettes.
No, it's not the shiny and positive thing that most people want to talk about during ArtPrize and I…
Should Panhandling Be Illegal In Grand Rapids? [Poll]
Michigan law makes panhandling in public places illegal.  On Friday, a federal judge ruled Michigan's law banning panhandling in public is unconstitutional.
The ruling comes from a lawsuit filed by two men who were arrested for panhandling in Grand Rapids in 2011.
Should panha…