The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South West Neighborhood

Community updates: Wednesday, July 22

Submitted 07-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports slight decline in Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth; City of Grand Rapids details more police reform efforts; and Girls Rock! Grand Rapids goes virtual for August summer camp.

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Community updates: Monday, July 20

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders propose expanded mental health partnerships with police; Grand Rapids Public Schools gives update on return to school plans; and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks launches Green Team summer youth employment program.

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Community updates: Friday, July 17

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer clarifies Michigan face covering requirement; Kent County, United Way launch fund for local nonprofits providing COVID-related relief services; and Avenue for the Arts to host mobile art event in downtown Grand Rapids in October.

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An approach to Israel-Palestine understanding

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NONPROFITS

Memories of Seymour Padnos leads to an Israeli writer, Yossi Halevi whose book, “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor” seeks to bring people together by listening and seeking to understand their differing and even conflicting stories.

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 15

Submitted 07-15-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges face covering use as Kent County's COVID-19 case rise continues; Grand Rapids Public Museum hosting Smithsonian "Outbreak" exhibition starting August 1; and Gov. Whitmer extends Michigan’s state of emergency through August 11.

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Community updates: Monday, July 13

Submitted 07-13-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Art Museum reopening August 1; The Rapid launches app, web pilot program for GO!Bus riders; and Gov. Whitmer extends protections for nursing homes, grocery stores.

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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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Human trafficking in Grand Rapids continues amid pandemic

Submitted 07-10-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Through recent research and observations from anti-trafficking leaders, a sketch of where human trafficking stands in the city can be found.

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Struggling with Racism on the Fourth of July

Submitted 07-10-2020 under NONPROFITS

As we celebrate our nation’s founding we look at the freedom and privileges many of us have but we also need to be more aware of those who suffer discrimination based on race or religion.

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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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