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City commissioners to vote on funding for ShotSpotter in Grand Rapids, as resident input continues

Submitted 11-11-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

If approved, the gunshot detection system would encompass a three square-mile radius on the city’s southeast side and a one square-mile radius on its northwest side.

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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 recommends changing the "warrior" mindset of police officers to one of "neighbor"

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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; Grand Rapids, Kent County reporting real-time voting results; and free mental health resources offered by the MDHHS.

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 29

Submitted 10-29-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS extends, expands statewide COVID-19 rules; City of Grand Rapids confirms outdoor 'social zones' still active through May 2021; and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Grand Rapids Public Schools plant 75 trees outside local schools.

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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 Police Department collects over 100 guns at buyback event; and Kent County Parks announces off-season changes starting Nov. 1.

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This is what democracy looks like

Submitted 10-26-2020 under NEWS

Election season is here! With so many ways to make our voices heard this election, Michiganders are on track to smash previous turn-out records.

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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; Grand Rapids gets new park on city’s northwest side.

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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; City of Grand Rapids urges residents to follow COVID-19 precautions during Halloween activities.

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Need help filling out your ballot? VOTE411 is here to help.

Submitted 10-19-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Get help completing your ballot.

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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; Grand Rapids Clerk’s Office extends hours for in-person voter registration, absentee ballot applications; and Grand Rapids’ first downtown skate, bike park opening on Friday.

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