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Community Updates: Friday, May 13

Submitted 05-13-2022 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Commission Meeting Interrupted by Protestors Tuesday night's City Commission meeting was adjourned prematurely due to disruptions by protestors. At first, the meeting progressed as usual -- with the reciting of the Pledge of...

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"No More Stolen Sisters": A March to Remember Those Lost to Violence

Submitted 05-10-2022 under NEWS

The March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People On May 5, 2022, hundreds of people gathered peacefully at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids. It was the first anniversary of President Joe Biden declaring the date as Missing and Murdered...

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Community Updates: Friday, May 6

Submitted 05-06-2022 under NEWS

GR City Manager presents the proposed FY2023 Preliminary Fiscal Plan to the City Commission On Tuesday, May 3, City Manager Mark Washington presented the 2023 Preliminary Fiscal Plan to the Grand Rapids City Commission. "The FY2023 Preliminary...

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Community Updates: Friday, April 29

Submitted 04-29-2022 under NEWS

Michigan State Police passes its investigation into the death of Patrick Lyoya to Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker In a press release published on April 28, the Michigan State Police announced that they had submitted their investigation into...

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GRPD Names the Officer Responsible for the Death of Patrick Lyoya

Submitted 04-28-2022 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Police Department confirms the name of the officer who shot and killed Patrick Lyoya Nearly a month after Patrick Lyoya was shot and killed, the GRPD has released the name of the officer responsible. "In the interest of...

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Community Updates: Friday, April 22

Submitted 04-22-2022 under NEWS

The Results of an Independent Autopsy in the Patrick Lyoya Case are Released Two weeks after he was shot and killed by a GRPD officer, Patrick Lyoya's family and their legal team have conducted an independent autopsy on his body. Attorneys Ben...

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Community Updates: Friday, April 15

Submitted 04-15-2022 under NEWS

Protestors Gather in Downtown Grand Rapids After Video Footage of Patrick Lyoya's Death is Released to the Public During a press conference on Wednesday, April 13, the Grand Rapids Police Department released footage from the officer-involved...

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A Family in Mourning: The Community's Response to the Death of Patrick Lyoya

Submitted 04-12-2022 under NEWS

Over the weekend, members of the community rallied behind the family of Patrick Lyoya to demand justice after he was shot and killed by a GRPD officer last Monday. On the morning of April 4, 2022, the Grand Rapids Police Department and the City of...

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Community Updates: Friday, Apr. 8

Submitted 04-08-2022 under NEWS

Michigan State Police conduct an investigation into a shooting involving a GRPD officer On the morning of April 4th, 2022, the Grand Rapids Police Department announced that one person was dead after an officer-involved shooting. According to a press...

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Community Updates: Friday, Apr. 1

Submitted 04-01-2022 under NEWS

More funds for infrastructure are coming to Grand Rapids Michigan lawmakers recently announced their approval of a $4.7 billion statewide infrastructure package, known as the Building Michigan Together Plan. SB 565 and HB 5525 will appropriate...

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