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Photo courtesy of Founders Brewing Co.
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Founders Brewing’s ArtPrize Beer Mosaic Promise Premieres August 20

ArtPrize begins Sept. 24, but you don't have to wait until next month to enjoy a taste of ArtPrize.

This year's ArtPrize beer, Mosaic Promise, premieres at Founders Brewing Co. on Aug. 20.

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Kent County Sheriff's Department
Kent County Sheriff's Department
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Kentwood Teen’s Disappearance Upgraded To A Missing Persons Case

Kent County Sheriff's deputies have upgraded their search for a missing 14-year-old girl.

Mckinzie Joy Locklin was reported as a runaway on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. She walked away from her home in Gaines Township. Deputies now consider her disappearance a missing person case.

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Conan O’Brien Learns Of Robin Williams Death During Show

The news of Robin Williams passing stunned everyone I know. We were out with a handful of co-workers doing an informal job interview with someone we may hire here at our radio stations; when one co-worker told us what happened, there was a collective gasp at the table

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Remembering Robin Williams: The Actor We All Felt We Knew

“Can you believe Popeye is played by the guy who plays Mork?” These words from my mother blew my seven-year-old mind. That's my intro to a piece I don’t know how to write and, honestly, probably shouldn’t be writing so soon after learning about Robin Williams’ death. I only had one encounter with Williams professionally – an interview promoting ‘Happy Feet 2,’ of all things – yet there are tears coming down my face as I type this for what is essentially a stranger. Even though he’s not a stranger. Everyone knew him. This is everyone’s loss.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Battles ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

30 years after their comic book debut and several decades since they last ruled the box office, the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' returned this week and proved that they're as relevant and popular as ever. Although many people wondered if the turtles wou

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Your Photos With (Sort Of) Katy Perry [Photos]

Last night Katy Perry brought her Prismatic World Tour to Van Andel Arena here in Downtown Grand Rapids. Thousands of people came out for the sold out show, and we decided that those folks would probably like to have their picture taken with Katy Perry.

As it turns out, it's not so easy to get superstars to come out and just take photos with people for hours before they perform, so we had to improvise. We took (sort of) Katy Perry (a cardboard cutout of her) out to Van Andel Arena so people could have their photo op. Check out the pictures below!

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Free Museum Admission To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Ford Presidency

 

This weekend marks 40 years since Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States.

He took over the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal.

To commemorate this event, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will be free to the public this Saturday, August 9. 

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Meijer Back-to-School Shopping Spree

You could win a $500 back-to-school shopping spree for your kid from Meijer!

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Thinkstock/ Paul Fleet
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Gas Prices Set To Rise Around West Michigan

Well, the good news is gas prices WERE going down, but that's again a thing of the past. 

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Calvin College Makes Most Sober List

While a few different Michigan schools made a list of Top 100 Party Schools this week, one school in West Michigan has landed on the opposite side of that coin.

Calvin College has been named the No. 4 Most Sober college in the United States by The Princeton Review.

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Russian Criminals Steal 1.2 Billion Online Passwords

Russian criminals have stolen 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, according to a respected security firm. Officials say this could be the largest collection of stolen digital credentials in history.

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Ira (Benjamin was abducted by one of my co-workers before I could get a photo of him.)
Ira (Benjamin was abducted by one of my co-workers before I could get a photo of him.)
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Meet Ira & Benjamin – Wendy’s Pets Of The Week

Every Wednesday, the folks from the Humane Society of West Michigan stop by and bring me a new friend to be named as “Wendy’s Pet Of The Week”. This week, Nicole from the Humane Society stopped by with Benjamin and Ira.

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