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Community updates: Wednesday, Nov. 25

Submitted 11-25-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids, partners launch #SupportOurGRBiz challenge; New City Neighbors partners with GVSU to expand educational farm; and MDHHS issues Thanksgiving guidance for vulnerable populations.

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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 19

Submitted 11-19-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches small business grant program, announces temporary service adjustments; Kent County awards violence prevention grants to local nonprofits; Grand Rapids Public Museum makes Collections images public domain; and more.

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Local observatory sees steady turnout, interest in 2020 with in-person, online astronomy events

Submitted 11-18-2020 under NEWS

Amid this year’s fluctuating restrictions on social activities in response to the pandemic, Lowell's Veen Observatory was able to stay open to the public for much of the summer and fall months.

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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 12

Submitted 11-12-2020 under NEWS

Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth continues upward trend; Kent District Library returning to curbside, online services only; and Grand Rapids Public Library announces Kyd Kane as city’s new Poet Laureate.

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City commissioners to vote on funding for ShotSpotter in Grand Rapids, as resident input continues

Submitted 11-11-2020 under NEWS

If approved, the gunshot detection system would encompass a three square-mile radius on the city’s southeast side and a one square-mile radius on its northwest side.

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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 5

Submitted 11-05-2020 under NEWS

All of Grand Rapids votes counted for Nov. 3 election; new COVID-19 testing site comes to Garfield Park neighborhood; and Grand Rapids Public Schools expands "synchronous time" for students’ online-only learning.

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Police officer calls for a truce in the 'War on Crime'

Submitted 11-04-2020 under NEWS

Ex-CIA officer and current Savannah (Ga.) police officer Patrick Skinner recommends changing the "warrior" mindset of police officers to one of "neighbor"

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Community updates: Tuesday, Nov. 3

Submitted 11-03-2020 under NEWS

Election Day voting ends in Kent County with absentee ballots returned for nearly half of its registered voters; Grand Rapids, Kent County reporting real-time voting results; and free mental health resources offered by the MDHHS.

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 29

Submitted 10-29-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS extends, expands statewide COVID-19 rules; City of Grand Rapids confirms outdoor 'social zones' still active through May 2021; and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Grand Rapids Public Schools plant 75 trees outside local schools.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 27

Submitted 10-27-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Clerk gives update on city’s voter registration, absentee ballot numbers; Grand Rapids Police Department collects over 100 guns at buyback event; and Kent County Parks announces off-season changes starting Nov. 1.

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