Kent County

COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Monday, March 23 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-23-2020 under NEWS

Today, March 23, marks the beginning of the state of Michigan joining fellow states such as California, New York, Illinois, and Ohio in issuing and enforcing a stay-at-home, or shelter-in-place, order. This "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order in...

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Governor Whitmer orders bars, restaurants, other gathering places to temporarily close amid COVID-19 outbreak

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-16-2020 under NEWS

As of 12:30 p.m. today, March 16, 2020, several recommendations and orders have been issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Michigan, and Kent County related to gatherings and business operations in light of the...

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SAPAT Presents: Parents Let's Talk

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 06-19-2019 under NONPROFITS

While many parents might acknowledge that youth are impacted by issues such as bullying, harassment and violence, a much smaller percentage believe they have knowledge and tools to proactively address these issues.   The Kent County Sexual...

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Hundreds of volunteers serve local veterans during Operation United

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 05-20-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, May 17, more than 300 volunteers came together for one purpose: to serve local veterans. Heart of West Michigan United Way recruited 318 volunteers for Operation United, a day of outdoor landscaping, repair projects, and construction at...

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The election is over, now what?

by (Urban Core Coll...)

Submitted 12-03-2018 under NONPROFITS

This year brought a lot of excitement as people debated and voted in (and out) a new class of elected representatives. We saw large voter turnout across the nation and many first time voters: 18-year olds, new U.S. citizens and those who felt...

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In board chair's absence, public allowed back into Kent County board chambers

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NEWS

The public was allowed into the Kent County chambers again on Thursday, October 12, 2018 for the monthly Board of Commission meeting. It was the quarterly evening meeting held at 6 p.m., instead of the usual 8:30 a.m. Board Chair, Commissioner Jim...

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Public kept from room at Kent County Board of Commissioners meeting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-27-2018 under NEWS

The Kent County Board of Commissioners held its monthly meeting today, Thursday, September 27, 2018 without anyone from the public in the room. Residents who came for public comment were instructed to sit in a room next door and watch the meeting on...

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Commissioner Womack leads way in signing commitment to discontinue ICE contract in Kent County

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-27-2018 under NEWS

The immigrant rights group Movimiento Cosecha GR came out in numbers again to the Kent County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018 to protest Kent County's contract with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)....

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Catalyst Radio: Interview with Movimiento Cosecha GR about Kent County's contract with ICE

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Jose Jimenez and Sergio Cira from Movimiento Cosecha GR, a peaceful movement that is fighting for dignity, respect, and permanent protection for immigrants in the United States. The group is working for an end to Kent...

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Parents react to data showing 49507 leads state in lead poisoned children

by (Talor Musil)

Submitted 11-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

After a decade of decline, the number of lead-poisoned children in Kent County is rising. Recent data shows a 40 percent increase in lead-poisoned children in the 49507 zip code during the past two years. This Grand Rapids neighborhood ranks number...

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