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Tax Preparers Work To Meet Tomorrow's Deadline
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Tax Day Freebies Will Help Ease Your Pain (A Little)

It's Tax Day and this year some businesses are giving away free things or offering discounts to make it a little more bearable. Take advantage while you can! And don’t forget to get those taxes in by midnight.

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Construction On US-131 Is Here For The Summer

Summer is just around the corner and that means construction here in Michigan.  US-131 looks like it will be a parking lot during rush hour for the near future...

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Pinwheel Garden Planted Monday to Recognize Children in Foster Care in Kent County

To recognize and bring awareness to the 1,059 children in foster care in Kent County in 2015, today, Monday, April 18, CASA of Kent County will be placing 1,059 blue pinwheels in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids to honor each of these vulnerable children.

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Amazon Prime Launches Standalone Streaming to Compete With Netflix

Multiple outlets have launched individual standalone options to match that of industry leader Netflix, though Amazon has consistently lagged behind for its streaming service’s tether to an overall Prime rate of $99 per year. No longer, as Amazon Prime launches a far more competitive monthly streaming subscription on par with Netflix, as well as a new Prime rate for shopping.

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Marvel's Captain America: Civil War

L to R: Black Panther/T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Vision (Paul Bettany), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), and War Machine/James Rhodey (Don Cheadle).

Photo Credit: Film Frame

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Marvel's Captain America: Civil War L to R: Black Panther/T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Vision (Paul Bettany), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), and War Machine/James Rhodey (Don Cheadle). Photo Credit: Film Frame © Marvel 2016
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Marvel’s Kevin Feige Says Phase 4 Will Be ‘Distinctively Different’

We are just a few weeks away from the beginning of Marvel’s Phase 3, which kicks off with Captain America: Civil War and runs through 2019 with Avengers: Infinity War Part II (and possibly Inhumans). Although we are still a few years out from Phase 4, studio head Kevin Feige recently revealed at least one title we can expect in the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which — as he explains in a new interview — will be “distinctively different.”

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Prince Proves He’s Alive and Well at Paisley Park Dance Party [PHOTO]

On Saturday (April 16), Prince invited his fans to a dance party at Paisley Park to prove to them that he is in good health.

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Griffin’s Playoff Tickets On Sale Today

Tickets for the Grand Rapids Griffins’ first two home games during the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs will go on sale to the public this morning, Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m.

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Prince Hospitalized After Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Illinois

Prince was rushed to a hospital after his plane made an emergency landing in Illinois on Friday (April 15).

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Supporters Flock To Restaurants On Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day
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Chick-fil-A Plans to Open 20 Restaurants in Michigan

Chick-fil-A plans to expand to 20 locations in Michigan over the next five years, the fast food chain announced this week.

According to MLive, the company is opening two locations in Troy and Lansing in Fall 2016, and is eyeing locations in Grand Rapids, metro Detroit, and Kalamazoo. 

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Stop Aging Your Founders KBS, Drink it Now

DraftMag spoke with Founders Brewing Co. brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki about the best time to drink Kentucky Breakfast Stout.

The answer will make you thirsty.

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Record Store Day 2016 Will Be Celebrated In Grand Rapids With Live Music, Limited Release Vinyl

National Record Store Day is Saturday April 16, remembering those days when you would hang out at your local record store, talk music, listen to new music and get into arguments over who was better, The Who or Zeppelin.

Locally, Vertigo, Dodd's and the Corner Record Store have live music lined up. Check out the schedule inside.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Assembles First Look at Daniel Bruhl’s Villain, New Magazine Covers

By now you're well-aware that Captain America: Civil War is arriving in just a few weeks, and though we've seen a good amount of footage via trailers, TV spots and photos, there's still one character we've yet to meet: the villainous Baron Zemo, played by Daniel Bruhl. Marvel has finally provided a look at Civil War's big bad (who doesn't look so big or bad), along with a few new images and four (yes, four) magazine covers.

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