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Grand Rapid's North West Neighborhood

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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Join our 2020 Virtual Wheel Run Together 5K to benefit persons with disabilities in need of mobility equipment!

Submitted 07-06-2020 under NONPROFITS

For the past 24 years the generous Doctorate in Physical Therapy students at Grand Valley State University have been raising money to support Alternatives in Motion's vital mission of enhancing mobility through access to mobility equipment!!

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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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The beginning of difference - God's idea

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

New understandings of the Tower of Babel story from Genesis helps us see that while it is natural to find identity in people like us, God’s plan is for diversity.

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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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Local Trans Students Awarded $10,000

Submitted 06-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

Despite pandemic, Grand Rapids Trans Foundation awards $10k in scholarships to six local students in 2020.

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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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A personal confession: I am a racist

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

Even when we think we are not racist, we must become aware and take responsibility for complicity with a culture and its institutions that are racist. It calls for confession and willingness to learn and act.

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