Michigan

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: 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: 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: Saturday, Aug. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-01-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department addresses city’s recent gun violence Grand Rapids Police Department's (GRPD) Chief Eric Payne addressed Grand Rapids' rise in gun violence and homicides this year on Friday, affirming that the department...

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Grand Rapids independent venues join day of action to support federal aid for endangered venues

by (Community Media...)

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NEWS

Nine of Grand Rapids’ independent entertainment venues have joined the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and other Michigan venues for a day of action that supports two federal bills ensuring the venues’ survival. Taking...

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Community updates: Monday, July 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders propose expanded mental health partnerships with police The City of Grand Rapids intends to expand partnerships between mental health professionals and the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD), it announced Monday. Within the...

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Community updates: Friday, July 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer clarifies Michigan face covering requirement Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday clarifying Michigan’s face covering requirement in public indoor and crowded outdoor spaces, with more exceptions added. Under...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-15-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges face covering use as county's COVID-19 case rise continues With Kent County’s test positivity rate for COVID-19 rising in recent weeks, and a statewide face covering requirement to boot, the Kent County...

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Community updates: Monday, July 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-13-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Art Museum reopening August 1 The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will be reopening to the public on August 1, it announced Monday, after four months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A soft reopening for GRAM Members will take...

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Human trafficking in Grand Rapids continues amid pandemic

by (Brett)

Submitted 07-10-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

As Grand Rapidians and Americans continue openly confronting the issues of COVID-19 and systemic racism, the issue of human trafficking lingers on behind the scenes. It’s an issue not disconnected from the pandemic’s impacts or centuries...

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