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Community updates: Saturday, July 11

Submitted 07-11-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer expands face covering requirement in Michigan; Grand Rapids Community College details plans for fall semester; and "Women’s Way" public art project honoring local women leaders begins in Grand Rapids.

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 8

Submitted 07-08-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department explains Kent County’s resurgence in new COVID-19 cases; Grand Rapids City Commission approves $400 thousand police cut after blocked vote on $9 million cut; Grand Rapids Public Library limits branches offering curbside pickup for next two weeks; and more.

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Community updates: Monday, July 6

Submitted 07-06-2020 under NEWS

Kent County hosting food distribution event for residents impacted by pandemic; Grand Rapids Public Schools announces summer Grab and Go Meal Sites; and Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses seeking local Black-owned businesses to add to new business directory.

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Community updates: Friday, July 3

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NEWS

Coalition of Michigan restaurant and bar owners pledge to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines; City of Grand Rapids gives fireworks safety tips; and Kent County Animal Shelter gives tips on pets coping with fireworks.

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 1

Submitted 07-01-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer shuts down indoor bar service in Grand Rapids region, while allowing sale of cocktails-to-go, expanded outdoor seating; Kent District Library delays public reopening; mosquitos with West Nile Virus found in Kent County; and more.

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Community updates: Monday, June 29

Submitted 06-29-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids to reopen more services, end break on metered parking; Grand Rapids Pride Center releases plan to better ally with communities of color; family of Breonna Taylor, local nonprofit launch petition to rename downtown Grand Rapids street in Taylor's honor; and more.

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Community updates: Friday, June 26

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NEWS

Free outdoor fitness classes returning to Grand Rapids; 3:11 Youth Housing and HQ merge to help more youth facing homelessness; Gov. Whitmer extends eviction freeze, creates eviction diversion program; and Amtrak restoring Grand Rapids to Chicago service.

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 24

Submitted 06-24-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges vigilance as Kent County's decline in new COVID-19 cases hits plateau; Grand Rapids Public Library launches GRPL To Go curbside pickup service; and Grand Rapids Pride Festival 2020 cancelled over pandemic concerns.

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The Rapidian to receive support to strengthen online platform

Submitted 06-24-2020 under NEWS

Support from the Knight Foundation enables The Rapidian to offer an improved user experience for citizen journalists to upload content, editors to review and approve content, and even more local consumers to read and interact with articles, photographs, opinions and stories.

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Community updates: Monday, June 22

Submitted 06-22-2020 under NEWS

'Social zones' open in Grand Rapids to aid restaurant recovery; Kent County and Grand Rapids Chamber launch Small Business Recovery Program for local businesses impacted by pandemic; and Heart of West Michigan United Way adds more in-person volunteer opportunities to website.

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