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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 8

Submitted 09-08-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids invests $64,000 in resident projects focused on pandemic resiliency, racial equity; Kent County Parks hosting outdoor volunteer events at county parks this fall; Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival going virtual, extended month-long; and more.

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Grand Rapids, Kent County leaders call for using COVID-19 relief funds toward anti-violence resources

Submitted 09-04-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

To curb violence in Kent County, community leaders advocate using CARES Act dollars to implement the Cure Violence program and invest in community organizations engaging local youth.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 3

Submitted 09-03-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer reopens Michigan gyms, allows organized sports to resume; City of Grand Rapids launches Feet on the Street campaign to improve curbside recycling; Storytime Grand Rapids brings back Storytime in the Park series this month; and more.

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Accepting Applications: Local org seeking community members to co-create equitable outcomes for city

Submitted 08-28-2020 under NONPROFITS

Public Agency at WMCAT opens two-week application process beginning August 24, 2020 for ‘Community Catalyst’ program; in-depth approach to examine and influence the systems in our city that affect us all.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 25

Submitted 08-25-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids’ police oversight department gives update on draft strategic plan, improved policing report; Grand Rapids Public Schools completes first day back to school, online-only; and Circle Theatre launches outdoor Circle Popup Concerts series.

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 20

Submitted 08-20-2020 under NEWS

Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth continues downward trend; City of Grand Rapids shares more details about month-long "The Bridge GR" event happening this fall; and The Rapid transitions to fall service schedule on August 31.

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2020 census enters home stretch with Grand Rapids' turnout goal still to be reached

Submitted 08-20-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Some neighborhoods in the city have lower response rates than others. Much of the southwest side and neighborhoods along US 131 have rates closer to 50 percent.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 18

Submitted 08-18-2020 under NEWS

MHSAA moves Michigan high school football to spring; Grand Rapids' Blue Bridge getting upgraded lighting system; Vertigo Music record store reopens downtown; Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council hosting downtown event to celebrate 19th Amendment; and more.

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 13

Submitted 08-13-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports decline in county’s new COVID-19 cases, urges face covering use for younger students; Grand Rapids coalition developing month-long "The Bridge" event as alternative to now-canceled ArtPrize 2020; and more.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 11

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department releases draft strategic plan to improve policing; Grand Rapids Public Schools announces more details about its online-only learning plan for school's return; and alleyways in downtown Grand Rapids named, given street signage to honor local women leaders.

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