The Rapidian


Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 6

Submitted 08-06-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued flattening of Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth; Grand Rapids' autonomous vehicles receive national recognition for local government innovation; Celebration Cinema bringing pop-up drive-in theater to Grand Rapids; and more.


Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 4

Submitted 08-04-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer strengthens enforcement of Michigan face covering, capacity orders; Grand Rapids Public Schools hosting virtual town hall on distance learning plan; Rad Women Walking Tours return to downtown Grand Rapids; and more.


City Connection returns with special guest Brand Davis, director of city's Office of Oversight and Public Accountability

Submitted 08-03-2020 under NEWS

Mayor Bliss and Linda Gellasch, joined by Brandon Davis, will be taking questions from the public.


Community updates: Saturday, Aug. 1

Submitted 08-01-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department addresses city’s recent gun violence; State of Michigan launches online hub to help Michiganders learn new job skills amid economic strains; and Grand Rapids Symphony launches Sidewalk Serenades concert program.


Community updates: Wednesday, July 29

Submitted 07-29-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer limits indoor gatherings to 10 people, closes indoor bar service across Michigan; Grand Rapids nears August 4 primary elections; and The Rapid implementing fare payment changes on August 1.


Community updates: Monday, July 27

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools starting school year online-only for first nine weeks; Grand Rapids Community College extends fall tuition due date, reduces parking fees to help students during pandemic; and more.


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

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NEWS

The Save Our Stages Act and RESTART Act aim to provide support, relief, and protections for independent venues that have lost nearly 100% of their revenue since the pandemic began in March.


Community updates: Friday, July 24

Submitted 07-24-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids hospitals, agencies open free clinic to serve people experiencing homelessness; City of Grand Rapids sets timeline for considering budget changes that improve public safety; and Grand Rapids Ballet postpones 2020-21 season, will launch virtual performances.


Community updates: Wednesday, July 22

Submitted 07-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports slight decline in Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth; City of Grand Rapids details more police reform efforts; and Girls Rock! Grand Rapids goes virtual for August summer camp.


Community updates: Monday, July 20

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders propose expanded mental health partnerships with police; Grand Rapids Public Schools gives update on return to school plans; and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks launches Green Team summer youth employment program.