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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 29

Submitted 09-29-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department unveils finalized strategic plan to improve policing; Grand Rapids Public Museum providing internet to families without access; and Local First launches new website with enhanced directory of locally-owned businesses.

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Gov. Whitmer reopens indoor theaters, concert venues, more across Michigan on Oct. 9

Submitted 09-25-2020 under NEWS

The businesses may reopen with an indoor limit of 20 people per 1,000 square feet or 20 percent of fixed seating capacity.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 22

Submitted 09-22-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools prepares for hybrid in-person learning starting mid-Oct.; City of Grand Rapids adds more absentee ballot drop boxes; and East Hills Council of Neighbors hosts more outdoor Cherry Park Live Concerts.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 17

Submitted 09-17-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges COVID-19 caution among students as college-tied outbreaks emerge; City of Grand Rapids provides update on safety protocols for Nov. 3 elections; and Grand Rapids Police Department increasing officer presence amid recent gun violence.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 10

Submitted 09-10-2020 under NEWS

Community leaders urge residents to complete census before Sept. 30 deadline; Grand Rapids Public Schools resumes all fall sports; Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities reopening this month, reschedules Girls Rock! Grand Rapids camp; and more.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 8

Submitted 09-08-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids invests $64,000 in resident projects focused on pandemic resiliency, racial equity; Kent County Parks hosting outdoor volunteer events at county parks this fall; Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival going virtual, extended month-long; and more.

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Grand Rapids, Kent County leaders call for using COVID-19 relief funds toward anti-violence resources

Submitted 09-04-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

To curb violence in Kent County, community leaders advocate using CARES Act dollars to implement the Cure Violence program and invest in community organizations engaging local youth.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 3

Submitted 09-03-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer reopens Michigan gyms, allows organized sports to resume; City of Grand Rapids launches Feet on the Street campaign to improve curbside recycling; Storytime Grand Rapids brings back Storytime in the Park series this month; and more.

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Accepting Applications: Local org seeking community members to co-create equitable outcomes for city

Submitted 08-28-2020 under NONPROFITS

Public Agency at WMCAT opens two-week application process beginning August 24, 2020 for ‘Community Catalyst’ program; in-depth approach to examine and influence the systems in our city that affect us all.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 25

Submitted 08-25-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids’ police oversight department gives update on draft strategic plan, improved policing report; Grand Rapids Public Schools completes first day back to school, online-only; and Circle Theatre launches outdoor Circle Popup Concerts series.

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