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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 20

Submitted 10-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools extends online-only learning through Jan. 2021; City of Grand Rapids urges residents to follow COVID-19 precautions during Halloween activities.

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 15

Submitted 10-15-2020 under NEWS

2020 census count ends Thursday with Grand Rapids official reporting nearly all residents likely counted; downtown Grand Rapids street designated "Breonna Taylor Way;" and Grand Rapids Police Department hosting two gun buyback events.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 13

Submitted 10-13-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS clarifies statewide COVID-19 rules replacing Gov. Whitmer’s orders; Grand Rapids Clerk’s Office extends hours for in-person voter registration, absentee ballot applications; and Grand Rapids’ first downtown skate, bike park opening on Friday.

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 8

Submitted 10-08-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum reopening planetarium; Grand Rapids Public Library launching mobile library service; and MHSAA increases spectator capacities for Michigan high school sports.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 6

Submitted 10-06-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS issues order restoring COVID-19 rules after Michigan Supreme Court ruling; Kent County Health Department, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Mayor Bliss respond.

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Grand Rapids Organizations Impacted by Lowest Refugee Cap in US History

Submitted 10-06-2020 under NEWS

Limits on refugee resettlement in the US were cut from the already historic low of 18,000 to 15,000 for 2021

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 1

Submitted 10-01-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued rise in county’s COVID-19 growth; City of Grand Rapids launches e-scooter sharing program; and Grand Rapids creatives hosting downtown Podcasts in the Park event on Saturday, exploring race in the city.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 29

Submitted 09-29-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department unveils finalized strategic plan to improve policing; Grand Rapids Public Library providing internet to families without access; and Local First launches new website with enhanced directory of locally-owned businesses.

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Gov. Whitmer reopens indoor theaters, concert venues, more across Michigan on Oct. 9

Submitted 09-25-2020 under NEWS

The businesses may reopen with an indoor limit of 20 people per 1,000 square feet or 20 percent of fixed seating capacity.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 24

Submitted 09-24-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library reopening in Oct. with limited services; Kent County Sheriff’s Office gets $2.2 million in funding for new body, in-car cameras; and fifth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative bringing 500 new trees to Garfield Park neighborhood.

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