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Meet The People's Budget GR

by (Sean Kenny)

Submitted 06-10-2020 under NEWS

Meet Rik E. Horoky & Dom Damron from the People’s Budget GR. Their mission is to change the way we fund our city, specifically, moving funding away from armed public safety toward public works. They would like to see increased funding for...

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Community updates: Monday, June 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-08-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids hosting digital town hall on policing on June 10 Grand Rapidians are invited to join City leaders for a Digital Town Hall on Policing on Wednesday, the City of Grand Rapids announced. The town hall will discuss earlier...

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-03-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids extends state of civil emergency, takes action to improve police-community relations Continuing to respond to weekend rioting and lasting anger over nationwide police brutality, Grand Rapids leaders extended the city’s...

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Community updates: Monday, June 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-01-2020 under NEWS

Peaceful protests of George Floyd death return before Grand Rapids curfew "I hear you. I've been hearing you. Black lives matter," Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne told protesters hours before the city’s curfew kicked back in...

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Community updates: Friday, May 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NEWS

Shared in this May 29 update are developments relevant to local life from the Grand Rapids Police Department, City of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Kids, and Michigan Secretary of State.   Grand Rapids Police Department issues statement on George...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Monday, April 6 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-06-2020 under NEWS

A new week brings with it a rising number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths. As of today, April 6, 177 cases are now confirmed in Kent County, with five confirmed deaths. Statewide, 17,221 cases are confirmed, with 727 confirmed deaths....

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, March 25 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-25-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Not a day has passed since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 10 state of emergency declaration regarding the coronavirus outbreak that local and state developments haven’t unfolded with direct impact for Grand Rapids residents. Shared in...

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City Connection - Chief Eric Payne of GRPD joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-07-2019 under NEWS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

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Grand Rapids begins race-based review of traffic stops

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NEWS

Interactions between police officers and people of color have drawn national attention lately, and the City of Grand Rapids is taking pro-active measures. The city has hired Lamberth Consulting to perform a widespread review of traffic stops...

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City of Grand Rapids launches new bicycle safety education campaign

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Yesterday, the City of Grand Rapids launched Driving Change, its largest effort to educate motorists, bicyclists, and the community on how everyone can share the road safely. “Grand Rapids actually has a crash rate [between cars and bicycles]...

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