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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, May 8 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-08-2020 under NEWS

As of May 8, Kent County has 2,135 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 41 deaths and 732 recoveries. Statewide, there are a confirmed 46,326 cases and 4,393 deaths. Statewide recoveries, last reported May 1, are 15,659. Shared in this May 8 update are...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, April 17 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-17-2020 under NEWS

Kent County enters the weekend with 420 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 20 related deaths. Statewide, there are 30,023 confirmed cases and 2,227 related deaths. These numbers, reported by the State of Michigan, are as of today, April 17. Shared in this...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, April 15 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-15-2020 under NEWS

Kent County’s mid-week number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 354, with 16 confirmed deaths. Statewide, there are now 28,059 confirmed cases, with 1,921 confirmed deaths. These numbers, reported by the State of Michigan, are as of today, April...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, April 3 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-03-2020 under NEWS

As of 3pm today, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kent County has risen to 136. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county remains at two. Statewide, there has been an increase of 1953 cases to a grand total of 12,744, with 479...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, March 27 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-27-2020 under NEWS

Nearing a full week into Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 23 “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order, the amount of developments continuing to unfold locally and statewide in response to the coronavirus outbreak has reached a level of...

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market generated $31 Million in new economic activity for Kent County in 2017

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-02-2019 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has become a destination for hundreds of thousands of people since its opening, and a new study, released today by Grand Valley State University, estimates the overall economic impact caused by the Market to be more...

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Getting the support he needs at Veterans Upward Bound

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 04-02-2019 under NONPROFITS

Orlando Santiago needed all the support he could get when he transferred from Muskegon Community College to Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Orlando joined Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) in September 2018, and the staff helped him with the...

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How Veterans Upward Bound is helping veterans stay focused on their goals

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 02-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

Roberto Amaya first heard about Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) when a dear friend sent him a link to the website. After reading about the program, it didn’t take him long to make a decision. “Obviously, I liked what I read, and joined,...

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Helping fellow veterans through Veterans Upward Bound

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 12-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

William Vanderslik has been involved with Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) since April 2018. He joined VUB to help fellow veterans with their educational and career goals, and also because he liked the social aspect to the program. “I wanted to...

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Triennial Interfaith Dialogue will explore whether religious identities are what unites or divides us

by (elainasmith)

Submitted 10-19-2018 under NEWS

Since 1989, the Kaufman Interfaith Institute has been working to promote understanding and respect among different faith groups in West Michigan. Their Triennial Dialogue happens every three years and serves as an eye-opening conversation that...

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