The Rapidian


Community updates: Saturday, July 11

Submitted 07-11-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer expands face covering requirement in Michigan; Grand Rapids Community College details plans for fall semester; and "Women’s Way" public art project honoring local women leaders begins in Grand Rapids.


Community updates: Monday, July 6

Submitted 07-06-2020 under NEWS

Kent County hosting food distribution event for residents impacted by pandemic; Grand Rapids Public Schools announces summer Grab and Go Meal Sites; and Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses seeking local Black-owned businesses to add to new business directory.


Community updates: Friday, July 3

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NEWS

Coalition of Michigan restaurant and bar owners pledge to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines; City of Grand Rapids gives fireworks safety tips; and Kent County Animal Shelter gives tips on pets coping with fireworks.


Community updates: Wednesday, July 1

Submitted 07-01-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer shuts down indoor bar service in Grand Rapids region, while allowing sale of cocktails-to-go, expanded outdoor seating; Kent District Library delays public reopening; mosquitos with West Nile Virus found in Kent County; and more.


Community updates: Monday, June 29

Submitted 06-29-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids to reopen more services, end break on metered parking; Grand Rapids Pride Center releases plan to better ally with communities of color; family of Breonna Taylor, local nonprofit launch petition to rename downtown Grand Rapids street in Taylor's honor; and more.


Community updates: Friday, June 19

Submitted 06-19-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapidians celebrate Juneteenth with events, proclamations, reflections; Gov. Whitmer extends Michigan’s state of emergency through July 16.


Community updates: Wednesday, June 17

Submitted 06-17-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders further detail police reform plans, Grand Rapids’ Fourth of July fireworks cancelled, UICA moving to The Fed Galleries at KCAD amid pandemic strains, Grand Rapids Community College waiving online course fees next school year, and more statemtents issued June 15-17.


Community updates: Monday, June 15

Submitted 06-15-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum reopening in July, Grand Rapids Coalition to End Homelessness launches online dashboard with local homelessness data, and Michigan Department of State launches online absentee voter application.


Community updates: Saturday, June 13

Submitted 06-13-2020 under NEWS

Michigan salons and barbershops reopening Monday, most Kent County offices reopening Monday, and LINC UP, Urban Core Collective, and NAACP Grand Rapids respond to city leaders' changes to improve policing.


Community updates: Wednesday, June 10

Submitted 06-10-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders announce operational changes to improve policing, ArtPrize 2020 cancelled over pandemic concerns, and Grand Rapids Windows project turns downtown Grand Rapids' boarded windows into murals promoting racial justice.