Last week we noted that the local media has been AWOL in its coverage of the Grand Rapids mayoral race. Since then reporter Jim Harger wrote an article about the Neighborhood Business Alliance's candidate forum that ran in the Friday evening edition of the Grand Rapids Press. Harger gave prominent coverage to the snarky remarks challengers Rick Tormala and Jim Rinck made about incumbent George Heartwell's dubious record as mayor. Admittedly they were funny, keeping in mind how tepid local politics are, but there was a lot more to report from that forum than was covered in the Press. Stayed tuned, because we will fill that gap.