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It's a Beautiful World: Remembering The Great Daryl Nathan

Submitted 08-06-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Remembering The Great Daryl Nathan by Corey Ruffin   The entire Grand Rapids Community Media Center family is greatly saddened to hear of the recent passing of local legend The Great Daryl Nathan, one of the true spirits of GRTV in the late...

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Human trafficking in Grand Rapids continues amid pandemic

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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Census count in full swing with rising Grand Rapids turnout

Submitted 05-26-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Three months into the once-a-decade effort to get American residents counted, Grand Rapids turnout is beating the national average and on track to beat its own final turnout 10 years before. “66 percent of Grand Rapids households already have...

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Amidst COVID stay-at-home, Books and Mortar fights to stay in the game

Submitted 04-07-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Like the rest of us, Jenny Kinne was shocked as she watched COVID-19 effectively shut down Grand Rapids. But maybe a little less shocked than the rest of us. “I'm a bit of a news junkie,” said Kinne, 29, who owns and operates...

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Sacred distancing: Religious organizations in Grand Rapids adapting to COVID-19 pandemic through online services, engagement

Submitted 03-26-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pervade daily life locally, nationally, and globally, it comes as no surprise to find on all scales the readjustment of religious or spiritual life in response. In Grand Rapids, like the nation and world over,...

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

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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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Tuesday, March 24 updates

Submitted 03-24-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

One day into Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s issue of a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, the requiring of all Michigan residents and nonessential businesses to stay home unless necessary for sustaining or protective life has...

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Grand Rapids to celebrate Census Day on April 1 with readjusted outreach efforts by community organizations

Submitted 03-19-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Across the U.S., Wednesday, April 1 will mark Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 U.S. census. The once-every-decade U.S. census effort informs the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding to resources such as Medicare,...

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Grand Rapids restaurants offering carryout and delivery services amid COVID-19-related shutdowns

Submitted 03-18-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

In light of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's March 16 executive order to shut down dine-in services at all restaurants and ban gatherings of more than 50 people amid the COVID-19 outbreak, restaurants in Grand Rapids are offering carryout, delivery,...

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Exploring community organizations' joint effort to get all Grand Rapids residents counted in 2020 census

Submitted 02-20-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

A new decade brings with it a changing U.S. population, which in Grand Rapids means once again taking stock of where its own population stands. As the 2020 U.S. census gears up nationwide, Grand Rapids residents will renew their role in the once-...

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