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Filmmaker Spotlight: Miles Davis Murphy (Open Projector Night Audience Vote Winner)

by (Grand Rapids Fi...)

Submitted 02-09-2024 under NONPROFITS

We'd like to congratulate our last Open Projector Night winner, Miles Davis Murphy, and his film 'Bestial Ones'. Nicholas Hartman from the Grand Rapids Film Society sat down to have a conversation with Miles to learn more about him...

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Federal government awards millions to Kent County, Grand Rapids for lead hazard removal

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 11-03-2023 under NEWS

Half the houses in Grand Rapids were built before the 1978 federal ban on lead-based paint, leading to a higher proportion of children under six years old with elevated blood lead levels (EBLL) in Kent County, city and county officials said Tuesday...

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Community Updates: Friday, July 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-22-2022 under NEWS

Firefighters and Athletes Take on the Firefighter Challenge in Grand Rapids Starting next week, firefighters and civilian athletes from all over the United States will be gathering in Grand Rapids for the Firefighter Challenge, an event dedicated to...

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"We Will Not Go Back": Grand Rapidians Protest Against SCOTUS's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 06-29-2022 under NEWS

In January of 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided that a woman's right to choose whether or not to have an abortion was protected by the U.S. Constitution -- as was her right to privacy regarding that decision. This...

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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, May 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-28-2021 under NEWS

Shared in this audio-version community update are recent developments related to the Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids' Parks and Recreation department, and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Community updates: Friday, April 23

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-23-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids park improvements continue through millage investments, leveraged funding Progress on city park improvements throughout Grand Rapids marches on, with 26 parks currently under construction or slated to be in the near future, the city...

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Community updates: Friday, April 2

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-02-2021 under NEWS

West Michigan Vaccine Clinic exceeds 100,000 shots after expanding eligibility to ages 16 and older The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place has surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) reported on...

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Community updates: Friday, Jan. 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-08-2021 under NEWS

Community leaders address storming of U.S. Capitol In the wake of Wednesday’s rioting inside the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, several leaders in local government issued statements this week condemning the violence and...

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-29-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS extends, expands statewide COVID-19 rules The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on Thursday extended and expanded its emergency order that aims to mitigate COVID-19’s spread across Michigan. The updated order comes...

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