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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God the "Grand Puppeteer?", part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 12-29-2021 under OPINION

Jim V. asks, “If God is all-powerful, does that mean that He/She is the “Grand Puppeteer” and brought this pandemic upon us? If so, then why? Or as some say, God doesn’t bring bad things upon us, but allows bad things to just...

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Additional Resources Should be Considered to Aid the Houseless as Winter Approaches

by (benbrushaber)

Submitted 12-22-2021 under OPINION

In early November, the city of Grand Rapids approved an agreement with Mel Trotter Ministries to expand storage and sheltering options for the city. The resolution’s main goal is to expand options for those experiencing issues with permanent...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God the "Grand Puppeteer?", part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 12-20-2021 under OPINION

Jim V. asks, “If God is all-powerful, does that mean that He/She is the “Grand Puppeteer” and brought this pandemic upon us? If so, then why? Or as some say, God doesn’t bring bad things upon us, but allows bad things to just...

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Community updates: Thursday, Dec. 9

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-09-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools extends mask mandate through end of school year The requiring of face masks at all Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) has been extended through the end of the 2021-22 school year, the district announced Monday. Originally...

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Community updates: Wednesday, Dec. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-01-2021 under NEWS

ArtPrize returns to annual format ArtPrize will be back in 2022—along with its original every-year schedule, it announced Tuesday. Next year’s return of the Grand Rapids-based international art competition marks the first time ArtPrize...

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Community updates: Friday, Nov. 12

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-12-2021 under NEWS

Mel Trotter Ministries, partners to expand winter shelter services for unhoused residents Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday approved a $330,000 agreement with Mel Trotter Ministries (MTM) to expand winter shelter services for unhoused...

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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 4

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-04-2021 under NEWS

Kent County starts COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5-11 The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is now offering COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5 to 11, after emergency authorization Tuesday by the U.S. CDC. Appointments for the Pfizer...

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Community updates: Friday, Oct. 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-22-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids extends outdoor 'social zones' through Nov. 2022 Grand Rapids’ outdoor dining “social zones” will remain active through Nov. 1, 2022, after city commissioners unanimously approved their extension last...

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Community updates: Friday, Oct. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-01-2021 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is now offering booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible people, it announced this week. Effective since Tuesday, the boosters...

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Community updates: Friday, Sept. 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-24-2021 under NEWS

Mayor’s Greening Initiative bringing 300 new trees to Burton Heights neighborhood The volunteer-led Mayor’s Greening Initiative in Grand Rapids is back next month to plant 250 new trees in the Burton Heights neighborhood, with an extra...

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