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Human trafficking in Grand Rapids continues amid pandemic

by (Brett)

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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Community updates: Friday, June 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NEWS

Free outdoor fitness classes returning to Grand Rapids on July 6 Grand Rapidians getting in shape this summer can still count on free outdoor fitness classes for support. The City of Grand Rapids’ Parks and Recreation Department announced on...

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-24-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges vigilance as county’s decline in new COVID-19 cases begins to plateau The downward trend of new COVID-19 cases in Kent County is flattening, Kent County Health Department’s Director, Dr. Adam London,...

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Community updates: Monday, June 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-22-2020 under NEWS

'Social zones' open in Grand Rapids to aid restaurant recovery Grand Rapids' first outdoor social zones opened this weekend, aiming to help restaurants and bars reopening with capacity limits and COVID-related setbacks. With a 50-percent...

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Community updates: Friday, June 19

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-19-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapidians celebrate Juneteenth with events, proclamations, reflections Juneteenth, the nation’s holiday celebrating the end of legal slavery in America, was celebrated by city residents and leaders on Friday through events, proclamations...

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-17-2020 under NEWS

City leaders further detail police reform plans City of Grand Rapids leaders gave further details about its police reform plans on Wednesday, amid continuing community activism around improved police-community relations. The details are new City...

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Community updates: Monday, June 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-15-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum reopening in July The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will be reopening to the public in July, after nearly four months of shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 1, the museum will welcome back its...

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