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Grand Rapids Public Schools to Lay Off 90 People

The Grand Rapids Public Schools district is looking to trim the budget down, and with that comes layoffs.

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Miss Michigan On American Gas & Oil’s Citgo Circuit in West Michigan

Newly-crowned Miss Michigan KT Maviglia is hitting 10 West Michigan locations this week to help tout American Gas & Oil's conversion of 19 locally-owned gas stations the Citgo brand.

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Fulton Street Bridge Closed For Construction in Downtown Grand Rapids Until Late August

It seems you can't get anywhere in Grand Rapids these days without running into some kind of construction. On Monday afternoon, things got even more complicated at MDOT shut down the Fulton Street bridge for construction. It will remained closed until Aug. 25. 

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Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Skunks Are Invading Grand Rapids, So How Do You Get Rid Of Them? [Video]

Grand Rapids native Christopher Kemp has penned a piece for Outside Magazine that highlights the continual encroachment of the skunk on the urban environment.

So the question becomes, as a listener so succinctly put it, if skunks have invaded your backyard, what can you do about it?

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WZZM-13: Disturbing Details Revealed in Deaths of Wyoming Victims [Video]

By Bob Brenzing and Christa E Graban | WZZM-13

Wyoming police have released more details about last week's triple homicide.

Brooke Slocum, 18, and Charles Oppenneer, 25, were killed last week. Slocum's soon-to-be born baby also died.

Brady Oestrike, the suspect in the murders, took his own life on Thursday (July 17) after a chase with police.

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via Google Street View
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World-Renowned Ballerina Asks ‘Rehab Addict’ Nicole Curtis to Save Her Former Grand Rapids Home From Demolition

A renowned ballerina and Grand Rapids native has reached out to a reality TV star, asking her to save the West Side house where she grew up. A city zoning board approved its demolition last week.

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PHOTO: Jojo Girard/Townsquare Media
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Review: The Grand Rapids Symphony’s ‘Tribute To The Beatles’

This weekend, I hosted the Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

Outside of the traffic, it's a great way to spend a summer evening.

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Photo by Jeff Haynes /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
Photo by Jeff Haynes /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
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24 Things Michigan Does Better Than Anyone Else

Thrillist.com published this list which is cute and the good thing is it's pretty clear the writer may actually have been here once or twice in his life.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Can’t Wipe Out ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Despite three very different new challengers, 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' continued to rule over the box office this weekend. This doesn't spell disaster for the newcomers, but it does spell further success for the sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' which is riding extremely positive word of mouth to a big box office tally.

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Universal Rebooting Classic Monsters Into Shared Universe

Few movie studios have a legacy as clearly defined by horror movies as Universal, who made their name in the early days of cinema with films like 'Dracula,' 'Frankenstein,' 'The Wolfman' and 'The Mummy.' And no one seems to be more aware of the importance those icons have than the studio itself. Why else would they be launching a massive campaign to revive their classic monsters in a series of films over the next few years?

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Talks About Everything

It's almost impossible to stay on topic when interviewing 'Weird Al'. He's a walking encyclopedia of popular culture knowledge and every answer leaves multiple alleyways to explore. Ahead, the topics covered include 'Star Wars,' 'UHF,' Charlie Kaufman, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Springsteen, 'The LEGO' Movie, his is favorite movie of all-time, Joe Piscopo, 'The Naked Gun,' 'Rocky' and a host of other topics that don't have much to do with one another.

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Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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On Tap with Summer Craft Beer Festival 2014 [Photos]

John Ball Park was the venue and craft beers were the main course Saturday.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival poured, played, entertained and fed hundreds from across Grand Rapids, West Michigan and beyond on a summery afternoon and early evening with sunshine and temperatures creeping into the low 80s.

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