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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 22

Submitted 10-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued rise in county’s COVID-19 case growth; Grand Rapids gets new park on city’s northwest side.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 20

Submitted 10-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools extends online-only learning through Jan. 2021; City of Grand Rapids urges residents to follow COVID-19 precautions during Halloween activities.

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Submitted 10-19-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 13

Submitted 10-13-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS clarifies statewide COVID-19 rules replacing Gov. Whitmer’s orders; Grand Rapids Clerk’s Office extends hours for in-person voter registration, absentee ballot applications; and Grand Rapids’ first downtown skate, bike park opening on Friday.

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Voter Turnout is a Team Effort

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

As an initiative to increase voter engagement this season, local agencies partner up

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 8

Submitted 10-08-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum reopening planetarium; Grand Rapids Public Library launching mobile library service; and MHSAA increases spectator capacities for Michigan high school sports.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 6

Submitted 10-06-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS issues order restoring COVID-19 rules after Michigan Supreme Court ruling; Kent County Health Department, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Mayor Bliss respond.

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Grand Rapids Organizations Impacted by Lowest Refugee Cap in US History

Submitted 10-06-2020 under NEWS

Limits on refugee resettlement in the US were cut from the already historic low of 18,000 to 15,000 for 2021

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 1

Submitted 10-01-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued rise in county’s COVID-19 growth; City of Grand Rapids launches e-scooter sharing program; and Grand Rapids creatives hosting downtown Podcasts in the Park event on Saturday, exploring race in the city.

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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 Library providing internet to families without access; and Local First launches new website with enhanced directory of locally-owned businesses.

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