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USA Paralympic Soccer/YouTube
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Two Area Athletes to Compete For the United States in the Paralympic Games [Video]

Two Grand Rapids area athletes, Andrew Bremer (pictured) and Michelle Woodring, are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games which get underway tomorrow.

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Grammy Award-Winner Stevie Nicks Performs with the Kid Band at School of Rock - The Musical on Broadway
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Stevie Nicks to Play Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena November 23

Stevie Nicks will be bringing her 24 Karat Gold Tour along with the Pretenders to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on November 23rd.

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Google Street View
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ITT Technical Institute Shutting Down After Financial Aid Ban

As of today, Tuesday September 6th, all ITT Technical Institute campuses are shut down.

Also, effective immediately, about 8,000 employees will lose their jobs...

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Google Street View
Google Street View
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These Were the Most Dangerous Intersections in Kent County in 2015 [Photos]

The list of the ten Kent County intersections responsible for the most crashes in 2015 is out, and once again 28th Street leads the way with five of them.

Keep that in mind as you rush your left turn while texting on your phone.

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Courtesy of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower's Foundation
Courtesy of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower's Foundation
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9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit in Grand Rapids This Week [Photos]

A traveling exhibit which recalls the events of Sept. 11, 2001 is stopping in Grand Rapids for three days.

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West Michigan Whitecaps via YouTube
West Michigan Whitecaps via YouTube
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Whitecaps Share End of Season Video

What a great way to wrap up the 2016 season. A highlight reel of not only all of the great plays but great times had at the park this year.

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Daniel Craig Apparently Offered $150 Million to Keep Playing Bond

Remember way back when people criticized Daniel Craig’s casting as James Bond, with some even saying he was too blond for the role? Well, the times have changed, and with Sony searching for new some new blood to eventually fill 007’s shoes, it looks like they’re willing to pay Craig the big bucks to stick around for a few more installments.

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Calming Video Highlights the Major Landmarks of Downtown GR

This video isn't your typical sky high view looking down on the area. This is a street level view of all of the landmarks of downtown. Only non of the hustle and bustle you usually see. It's oddly quiet, not many people milling about.

This must have been filmed early in the day.

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Paramount
Paramount
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AMC Theatres Will Show ‘Willy Wonka’ & ‘Blazing Saddles’ This Weekend

In honor of the late and great Gene Wilder, AMC Theatres teamed up with Warner Bros. to bring back two of his classic films, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles.

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Labor Day Weekend Activities in West Michigan

Time to enjoy one last long weekend before we complete the unofficial transition from summer to fall. West Michigan is full of opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy Labor Day weekend!

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Dave Brenner/Michigan Sea Grant
Dave Brenner/Michigan Sea Grant
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Lake Michigan Drownings Up This Summer, Rip Currents To Blame

Warmer water temperatures, combined with tricky winds has led to a tragic summer along the coast of Lake Michigan. So far 35 people have drowned in the Lake this summer, almost half of the totals for all of the Great Lakes combined.

So what makes Lake Michigan more dangerous than the other Great Lakes?

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Warner Bros./Paramount/Universal
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2016 Was the Worst Summer for Big Movies in 15 Years – But That’s Not the Whole Story

About two months ago, on a day when I was in no way questioning my career path and life choices, I asked a question: “Is 2016 the worst summer movie season ever?” In early July, it was probably a little premature to raise that issue, but with theaters were filled with dreck like Independence Day: Resurgence, The Legend of Tarzan, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, it was hard not to wonder. At that time, I looked at the Rotten Tomatoes ratings from hundreds of wide releases from the last decade, and found that while the overall scores from 2016 were basically in line with those from ones from each of the last five years, the scores for just the biggest movies, the ones like Tarzan or Independence Day with budgets in excess of $100 million, were way lower this year.

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