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Census count in full swing with rising Grand Rapids turnout

Submitted 05-26-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids census turnout above national average so far, with more work to do in neighborhoods at risk of being undercounted.


Ethics and Religion Talk: The Morality of Politics

Submitted 05-25-2020 under OPINION

Taylor asks, “Do you think that one political group, wing or ideology is more moral than another?”


When will the COVID-19 pandemic disappear?

Submitted 05-25-2020 under NONPROFITS

When will the pandemic end? Science and religion help to bring answers.


Community updates: Friday, May 22

Submitted 05-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department confirms ample coronavirus testing capacity for Kent County, Gov. Whitmer extends "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order through June 12, and more statements issued May 21-22.


Amidst a pandemic, invest in the unknown

Submitted 05-22-2020 under NONPROFITS

As we collectively navigate a season of uncertainty and despair, hope may be found in small ways as we look to a future that has yet to be shaped.


In Season Report: May 23, 2020

Submitted 05-22-2020 under NONPROFITS

Get out this Saturday + pickup your local food needs! Shop from 40 different vendors offering fresh produce, meat, eggs, cheeses + more!


When Crisis Mode Becomes the Norm: Interrupting a System of Emergency with a System of Justice

Submitted 05-21-2020 under NONPROFITS

As the global pandemic hit our local community, food access organizations that existed before COVID-19, and those that started due to COVID-19, have worked to respond to the lack of access to food heightened by the virus and its economic impacts.


Community updates: Wednesday, May 20

Submitted 05-20-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids shares updates on pandemic response and recovery efforts, Grand Rapids Community College plans flexible learning options for fall semester students, and more statements issued May 19-20.


Community updates: Monday, May 18

Submitted 05-18-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department addresses Gov. Whitmer’s reopening plan following partial Northern Michigan reopening, Whitmer issues executive order expanding pandemic-related worker protections.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Celebrating our 400th column!

Submitted 05-18-2020 under OPINION

The 400th appearance of Ethics and Religion Talk!