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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.

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Meet The People's Budget GR

Submitted 06-10-2020 under NEWS

Get to know the new grassroots organization looking to radically change the funding of the Grand Rapids Police Department

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Community updates: Monday, June 8

Submitted 06-08-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders hosting digital town hall on policing on Wednesday, LINC UP, Urban Core Collective, and NAACP Grand Rapids respond to city plans for improved police-community relations, Grand Rapids Public Library eliminating overdue fines, and more.

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Grand Rapids Community Media Center kicking off live virtual concert series on Monday

Submitted 06-07-2020 under NEWS

Set in Wealthy Theatre's historic theatre space, "WYCE at Wealthy" offers music fans a chance to enjoy live performances from local artists almost three months into continued concert venue shutdowns in West Michigan.

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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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