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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 5

Submitted 11-05-2020 under NEWS

All of Grand Rapids votes counted for Nov. 3 election All Grand Rapids ballots for the Nov. 3 election, including those returned by mail, have been counted, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalyn Bliss said Wednesday. “After two busy days for our City...

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Police officer calls for a truce in the 'War on Crime'

Submitted 11-04-2020 under NEWS

Ex-CIA officer and current Savannah (Ga.) police officer Patrick Skinner spoke to a Grand Rapids-based World Affairs of Western Michigan audience on October 27, drawing the largest digital audience for the non-profit in the COVID era. As of...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Nov. 3

Submitted 11-03-2020 under NEWS

Election Day voting ends in Kent County with absentee ballots returned for nearly half of its registered voters Election Day voting has ended in Kent County as of 8pm, with a county official reporting minimal wait times across many polling places,...

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 29

Submitted 10-29-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS extends, expands statewide COVID-19 rules The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on Thursday extended and expanded its emergency order that aims to mitigate COVID-19’s spread across Michigan. The updated order comes...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 27

Submitted 10-27-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Clerk gives update on city’s voter registration, absentee ballot numbers Grand Rapids has a net increase of around 13,000 registered voters since 2016 so far, City Clerk Joel Hondorp said Tuesday. Hondorp put the number in...

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This is what democracy looks like

Submitted 10-26-2020 under NEWS

Election season is in full swing, Grand Rapidians! Due to the extraordinary work of the League of Women Voters, the ACLU, the Michigan NAACP, and countless other groups of grassroots organizers in 2018, Michigan is about to blow election turnout out...

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 22

Submitted 10-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued rise in county’s COVID-19 case growth Kent County's resurgence in COVID-19 case growth is continuing its nearly month and a half trend, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) reported on...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 20

Submitted 10-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools extends online-only learning through Jan. 2021 Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) is sticking to online-only learning for all of its students through the rest of the semester, GRPS leaders announced Monday. The decision...

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 15

Submitted 10-15-2020 under NEWS

2020 census count ends Thursday with Grand Rapids official reporting nearly all residents likely counted "Nearly all Grand Rapidians have been counted" in the 2020 census count, the City of Grand Rapids’ Interim Communications...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 13

Submitted 10-13-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS clarifies statewide COVID-19 rules replacing Gov. Whitmer’s orders The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an emergency order Friday giving more specific COVID-related rules across Michigan, replacing a...

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