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Today is National Homebrew Day! [Video]

Today is National Homebrew Day!

And what better way to “celebrate” than in Beer City, USA where the craft home brew scene is alive and thriving.

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GVSU Professor Explains How He Cracked NSA Code [Video]

The NSA issued a challenge when they tweeted out a code for anyone to try to solve.

A Grand Valley State University professor cracked the code and explained how he did it.

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Grand Rapids and West Michigan Election Results

School issues, sidewalks, and more were on the ballot in West Michigan today.

Results are in.

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PHOTO: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images
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A Spring Reminder: Respect The Bike [Video]

May is National Bike Month, so do you know how much clearance you should give a cyclist when you're driving near them?

The Michigan Department of Transportation offers up a video reminder.

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Whitecaps Win Longest Game in Franchise’s 21-Year History [Video]

Monday night was a long night for the West Michigan Whitecaps, as the team played its longest game in the franchise's 21-year history.

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It’s Election Day!

Well, to be fair, it's off-off-local Election Day!

Still, important drain commission-type and -like decisions will be made. Actually that's not far off, but actually some important things are being voted on today.

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Grand Rapids Getting Direct Philadelphia and Charlotte US Airways Flights

Flying out of Grand Rapids to Philadelphia or Charlotte is about to get faster starting in early September a couple days after Labor Day.

American Airlines and Gerald R. Ford International Airport announced the addition of non-stop routes to both cities today.

The flights will be operated by US Airways Express, American Airlines announced.

With US Airways merging with American Airlines, the direct flights from Grand Rapids to the largest cities in Pennsylvania and North Carolina are two of eight new routes because of the merger.

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Jojo Learns More About Brewery Vivant’s Pothole Stout [Video]

I headed over to Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids' East Hills neighborhood on Friday to learn more about the new stout named after West Michigan's driving nemesis.

As it turns out, it's pretty darn good.

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Grand Rapids native and champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., has made the top 10 in Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
Grand Rapids native and champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., has made the top 10 in Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
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Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Stays Unbeaten, Hangs with Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne, Tweeted at by Muhammad Ali [Video]

Grand Rapids native Floyd Mayweather, Jr., remained unbeaten in professional boxing on Saturday night.

In a match against Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Mayweather improved to 46-0 with a majority decision in the welterweight world championship unification bout.

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Capt. Richard Phillips Visits Grand Rapids for Davenport Gala [Video]

Capt. Richard Phillips is in Grand Rapids today.

Phillips was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009; and his heroics were chronicled in the Oscar-nominated 2013 film "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks.

Tonight, he is the keynote speaker for Davenport University's Excellence in Business Dinner Gala, a black-tie fund-raiser for Davenport University Foundation student scholarship funds, at DeVos Place.

This morning, he spent time with me on 100.5 The River. I was filling in for Andy Rent on the "Andy Rent Show" along with guest host Tim Harris. Andy is currently on vacation in Hawaii, where he's on a group tour with YMT Vacations and listeners of 100.5 The River.

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Grand Rapids: Beer City USA Celebrates Beer Week May 3-10

We all know that Grand Rapids is Beer City, USA.

Sadly, it was recently announced that the annual Beer City USA poll has closed.

So, now what?

Now, Grand Rapids is celebrating Beer City Week!

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Courtesy Experience Grand Rapids
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Reminder: Sunday Is Grand Rapids Museums Free 4 All!

On Sunday is the third annual Grand Rapids Museums Free 4 All.  

All the museums are offering free admission, among other activities.

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