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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Your Tradition Support the Separation Between Church and State? part 2

Submitted 08-31-2020 under OPINION

Taylor asks, “Do you believe in a separation of church and state?”


Community updates: Friday, Aug. 28

Submitted 08-28-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports slight increase in county’s COVID-19 case growth, raises awareness about mosquito-borne diseases; City of Grand Rapids extends free outdoor fitness classes through September; and more.


In Season Report: August 29, 2020

Submitted 08-28-2020 under NONPROFITS

And just like that August is almost over! So, head to the market this Saturday to enjoy the bounty of local goodness before peak season is done.


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.


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.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Proof of God Important?

Submitted 08-24-2020 under OPINION

Michael asks, "Why do most religions conclude that there is an a priori need to identify and prove God before considering the strong evidence coming to us through psychical research and consciousness studies that consciousness survives death?"


In Season Report: August 22, 2020

Submitted 08-21-2020 under NONPROFITS

It is peak season at the market and our stalls are filled with so many beautiful colors! Shop from over 50 vendors tomorrow for all your fresh, in season, local produce + food product needs.


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.


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.


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.