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Community updates: Saturday, August 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-01-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department addresses city’s recent gun violence Grand Rapids Police Department's (GRPD) Chief Eric Payne addressed Grand Rapids' rise in gun violence and homicides this year on Friday, affirming that the department...

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Grand Rapids independent venues join day of action to support federal aid for endangered venues

by (Community Media...)

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NEWS

Nine of Grand Rapids’ independent entertainment venues have joined the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and other Michigan venues for a day of action that supports two federal bills ensuring the venues’ survival. Taking...

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Community updates: Monday, July 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders propose expanded mental health partnerships with police The City of Grand Rapids intends to expand partnerships between mental health professionals and the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD), it announced Monday. Within the...

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Community updates: Friday, July 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer clarifies Michigan face covering requirement Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday clarifying Michigan’s face covering requirement in public indoor and crowded outdoor spaces, with more exceptions added. Under...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-15-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges face covering use as county's COVID-19 case rise continues With Kent County’s test positivity rate for COVID-19 rising in recent weeks, and a statewide face covering requirement to boot, the Kent County...

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Community updates: Monday, July 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-13-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Art Museum reopening August 1 The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will be reopening to the public on August 1, it announced Monday, after four months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A soft reopening for GRAM Members will take...

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Human trafficking in Grand Rapids continues amid pandemic

by (B. L. Townsend)

Submitted 07-10-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

As Grand Rapidians and Americans continue openly confronting the issues of COVID-19 and systemic racism, the issue of human trafficking lingers on behind the scenes. It’s an issue not disconnected from the pandemic’s impacts or centuries...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-08-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department explains Kent County’s resurgence in new COVID-19 cases With Kent County’s new COVID-19 cases now averaging around 50 per day, that’s about twice as many as two weeks ago, the Kent County Health...

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Community updates: Friday, July 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NEWS

Coalition of Michigan restaurant and bar owners pledge to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines A growing group of restaurant and bar owners in Michigan are joining together to commit to COVID-19 safety guidelines laid out by public health officials....

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-01-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer shuts down indoor bar service in Grand Rapids region, while allowing sale of to-go cocktails, expanded outdoor seating Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order on Wednesday shutting down indoor service at bars for most of...

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