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Community updates: Friday, June 5

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids reopening park amenities and city buildings with restrictions, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. resuming Pop Up Performer program, and Gov. Whitmer announces Michigan police reform plans.

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 3

Submitted 06-03-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders extend civil emergency and take action to improve police-community relations, Kent County Health Department expands COVID-19 testing sites, and Kent County Parks reopening with restrictions.

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Community updates: Monday, June 1

Submitted 06-01-2020 under NEWS

Peaceful protests return before Grand Rapids curfew, as Gov. Whitmer lifts "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order.

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Protest, riots, clean-up, and curfew: City of Grand Rapids enacts civil emergency proclamation

Submitted 05-31-2020 under NEWS

Peaceful protest against police brutality turned overnight riot results in a community clean-up effort and a 48-hour curfew.

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Community updates: Friday, May 29

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department issues statement on George Floyd death, Mayor Bliss and local faith leaders to host citywide moment of silence and prayer for coronavirus victims, and more statements issued May 28-29.

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Community updates: Wednesday, May 27

Submitted 05-27-2020 under NEWS

State of Michigan launches online MI Safe Start Map to inform reopening plans, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. extends Placemaking Grant application deadline, and Avenue for the Arts seeks local artist input.

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Census count in full swing with rising Grand Rapids turnout

Submitted 05-26-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids census turnout above national average so far, with more work to do in neighborhoods at risk of being undercounted.

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Community updates: Friday, May 22

Submitted 05-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department confirms ample coronavirus testing capacity for Kent County, Gov. Whitmer extends "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order through June 12, and more statements issued May 21-22.

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Community updates: Wednesday, May 20

Submitted 05-20-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids shares updates on pandemic response and recovery efforts, Grand Rapids Community College plans flexible learning options for fall semester students, and more statements issued May 19-20.

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Community updates: Monday, May 18

Submitted 05-18-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department addresses Gov. Whitmer’s reopening plan following partial Northern Michigan reopening, Whitmer issues executive order expanding pandemic-related worker protections.

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