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Bill Gates Tops Forbes 400 For 21st Year, While Meijer Brothers Doug and Hank, Richard DeVos Make Top 100

Forbes magazine today released its listing of the 400 richest Americans, with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates remaining in the top spot for the 21st straight year.

In addition, Meijer co-chairmen, brothers Hank Meijer and Doug Meijer, and Amway co-founder Richard DeVos both making the top 100.

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NAACP To Offer Scholarships To Those Wanting To Join GRPD

A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded each year to a black man or woman interested in a career with the Grand Rapids Police Department.

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Weekend Box Office Report: Denzel Washington’s ‘The Equalizer’ Triumphs

When you put Denzel Washington in an action movie, you've written your meal ticket for the foreseeable future. Few actors are as consistent as Washington with their opening weekends, even when the project looks like something everyone has seen countless times before.

The unfortunate flip side of that coin is that a strange and risky project like 'The Boxtrolls' opens to only half the gross of 'The Equalizer.'

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Cher Announces Grand Rapids Concert Postponement for D2K Tour Because of Illness

Cher is on the mend from her recent illness but her doctors have advised her recovery from a virus will take longer than previously expected.

Because of that, her Dressed to Kill Tour concert previously scheduled Oct. 20 at Van Andel Arena has been postponed, according to spokeswoman Lynne Ike.

The rescheduled Dressed to Kill (D2K) Tour dates, including a new date for the Grand Rapids concert, is expected to be announced next week.

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ArtPrize 2014: ArtPrize Offers Free Bicycle Valet Parking

Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit downtown Grand Rapids to tour ArtPrize exhibits duration of the competition. That makes finding a place to park a vehicle a little bit difficult at times, even if it's only a bicycle.

But this year ArtPrize has an option for bikes. Valet parking.

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ArtPrize 2014: ‘Images from Week One’ [Video]

James Markus is a veteran Grand Rapids area photographer with an innate eye for visuals.

The owner of Jenison photo studio James Markus Photography, he has put together a video slide show of ArtPrize 2014's Week One.

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‘SNL’ Creates a Very Special Episode of Your Favorite ’90s Sitcom

As is often the case, the weirdest sketch from last night's 'SNL' season premiere was easily the funniest in the entire show. The latest in Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney's series of truly strange sketches and shorts, the scene is an exacting parody of lousy '90s television that sidesteps all obvious jokes in favor of making fun of a very specific kind of TV show.

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Grandville Police Investigating Reports Of A Man Following Students

Grandville Police are investigating reports of a suspicious man following Grandville Public Schools students home after school in at least two different incidents this week.

Police say that the first incident was on Wednesday, when the man got out of a newer, two-door, silver pickup with black wheels and a cover over the bed. He tried approaching the students, they went into their houses, and the suspect drove away.

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New Movies This Week: ‘The Boxtrolls’ and ‘The Equalizer’ [Videos]

Hitting theaters this week are a couple of vastly different films aiming for vastly different audiences.

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Flights Canceled in Grand Rapids and Chicago After Radar Facility Fire

 

WZZM-13 reports that multiple flights in and out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport have been canceled due to the fire at a Chicago airport related facility.

In addition, flights have been grounded at Chicago's busy O'Hare and Midway airports.

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ArtPrize Thoughts: Nick

Okay, I know this is my girlfriend's piece, but the art speaks for itself. Located inside the Vault of Midnight on Monroe Center (right behind the art museum) is Gina's Imagination Gone Astray. This wonderful local comic shop is the perfect location for a piece on the impor

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Meijer Fall Fashion Shopping Spree [Photos]

We had a BLAST shopping with the winners of our fall fashion shopping spree at Meijer!

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