City of Grand Rapids

Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-03-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer reopens Michigan gyms, allows organized sports to resume Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued executive orders Thursday reopening gyms and pools and allowing organized sports to resume across Michigan. Gyms and pools may begin to reopen for...

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-28-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports slight increase in county’s COVID-19 case growth, raises awareness about mosquito-borne diseases Kent Conty's rate of new COVID-19 cases has increased slightly over the last week, the Kent County...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 25

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-25-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids’ police oversight department gives update on draft strategic plan, improved policing report Grand Rapids' year-old Office of Oversight and Public Accountability (OPA) gave an update to city commissioners on Tuesday, which...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-20-2020 under NEWS

Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth continues downward trend About 32 new COVID-19 cases per day are now being reported in Kent County, a weekly average that continues the county's downward case trend over the last two weeks. In the Kent...

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2020 census enters home stretch with Grand Rapids' turnout goal still to be reached

by (Brett)

Submitted 08-20-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Just under six weeks remain to get counted in the 2020 census, after the U.S. Census Bureau shortened the deadline this month to September 30. That’s a month earlier than planned, as the deadline was originally October 31. Census officials...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 18

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-18-2020 under NEWS

MHSAA moves Michigan high school football to spring The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) announced Friday it will move the 2020 fall football season to spring 2021, due to football's higher risk for spreading COVID-19. The move...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-13-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports decline in county’s new COVID-19 cases, urges face covering use for younger students Kent County's rate of new COVID-19 cases has declined since last week, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD)...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 11

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department releases draft strategic plan to improve policing Grand Rapids Police Department's (GRPD) Chief Eric Payne released a draft of the department's three-year strategic plan on Friday, which aims to improve police-...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 6

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-06-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued flattening of Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth Kent County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases has remained flat over the last week, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) reported on...

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City Connection returns with special guest Brand Davis, director of city's Office of Oversight and Public Accountability

by (GRTV)

Submitted 08-03-2020 under NEWS

In the first mid-pandemic episode of City Connection, the long running community conversation television show hosted by the mayors of Grand Rapids, returns to GRTV and online streaming. This month Mayor Bliss and co-host Linda Gellasch of Community...

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