The Rapidian

Elections

Voter Turnout is a Team Effort

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

As an initiative to increase voter engagement this season, local agencies partner up

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 8

Submitted 10-08-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum reopening planetarium; Grand Rapids Public Library launching mobile library service; and MHSAA increases spectator capacities for Michigan high school sports.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 6

Submitted 10-06-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS issues order restoring COVID-19 rules after Michigan Supreme Court ruling; Kent County Health Department, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Mayor Bliss respond.

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Grand Rapids Organizations Impacted by Lowest Refugee Cap in US History

Submitted 10-06-2020 under NEWS

Limits on refugee resettlement in the US were cut from the already historic low of 18,000 to 15,000 for 2021

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 1

Submitted 10-01-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued rise in county’s COVID-19 growth; City of Grand Rapids launches e-scooter sharing program; and Grand Rapids creatives hosting downtown Podcasts in the Park event on Saturday, exploring race in the city.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 29

Submitted 09-29-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department unveils finalized strategic plan to improve policing; Grand Rapids Public Library providing internet to families without access; and Local First launches new website with enhanced directory of locally-owned businesses.

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Gov. Whitmer reopens indoor theaters, concert venues, more across Michigan on Oct. 9

Submitted 09-25-2020 under NEWS

The businesses may reopen with an indoor limit of 20 people per 1,000 square feet or 20 percent of fixed seating capacity.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 22

Submitted 09-22-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools prepares for hybrid in-person learning starting mid-Oct.; City of Grand Rapids adds more absentee ballot drop boxes; and East Hills Council of Neighbors hosts more outdoor Cherry Park Live Concerts.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 17

Submitted 09-17-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges COVID-19 caution among students as college-tied outbreaks emerge; City of Grand Rapids provides update on safety protocols for Nov. 3 elections; and Grand Rapids Police Department increasing officer presence amid recent gun violence.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 10

Submitted 09-10-2020 under NEWS

Community leaders urge residents to complete census before Sept. 30 deadline; Grand Rapids Public Schools resumes all fall sports; Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities reopening this month, reschedules Girls Rock! Grand Rapids camp; and more.

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