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Grand Rapids Economic Club Luncheon Monday

Grand Rapids Economic Club is hosting a luncheon event TODAY at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids.

Today's topic is the "Extreme Future and Technofutures.”

Their featured speaker is Dr. James Canton, CEO

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Demi Lovato The Neon Lights Tour Opener In Vancouver, BC
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Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour Charges Up Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena Tonight [Video]

Demi Lovato has been on the road with her Neon Lights Tour since Feb. 9 in Vancouver, and brings her show to Grand Rapids tonight.

Lovato is performing with British girl group Little Mix, British singer-songwriter Cher Lloyd and Fifth Harmony at Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St.

The performance is at 7 p.m. EST, with tickets still available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place convention center box offices; Ticketmaster outlets and online; or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

The platinum-selling music artist and "X Factor" judge just released her fifth studio album, "Demi," featuring the single "Neon Lights." "Demi" also includes the double platinum-certified single, "Heart Attack."

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Character Actor James Rebhorn Dies at 65

Sad news today: beloved character actor James Rebhorn, who most recently starred on Showtime's 'Homeland' as Carrie Mathison's father, has passed away at the age of 65. Rebhorn, who also recently appeared on 'White Collar' and is known for roles on 'Seinfeld' and in 'Scent of a Woman,' passed on Friday afternoon. 

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Grand Rapids Man Charged in Death of Michigan State Student from Middleville

A Grand Rapids man has been formally charged in the Feb. 1 off-campus death of a Michigan State University student from Middleville.

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Grand Rapids Area Weekend River Flooding Update

A flood advisory continues for Kent and Ionia counties until further notice.

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No One Knows How to Spell Matthew McConaughey on Seth Meyers’ Celebrity Spelling Bee

"Not alright, not alright, not alright!" No matter how famous you may be, if your name is at all confounding, confusing, or oddly spelled, some people still might not know how to spell it -- not now, not ever. Matthew McConaughey may have just won an Oscar for Best Actor, but that doesn't mean that the average Joe can parse his last name, and Seth Meyers is out to prove that said average Joe (or, in this case, an average Frank) isn't the only one inept at putting the correct letters together.

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An advocate of traditional marriage protests in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Detroit. A gay couple from Michigan sued to have Michigan's ban on gay marriage and gay adoption overturned. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
An advocate of traditional marriage protests in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Detroit. A gay couple from Michigan sued to have Michigan's ban on gay marriage and gay adoption overturned. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Michigan’s Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down by Federal Judge

Michigan's 10-year-old ban on gay marriage was ruled unconstitutional, a federal judge determined today.

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's ruling said the ban violates the U.S. Constitution's Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette promptly filed an emergency request seeking to set aside Friedman's ruling. Michigan law currently defines a marriage as the union between one man and one woman

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Tom Cook’s “Workday Dog Break”

Happy Friday!  I found a really neat "dog break" to share today.  This one comes from Central Pennsylvania and features a beautiful Golden Retriever named Jackson!  Jackson was adopted from a shelter and a TV station picked up the story as his new owner was training him (with great and uncommon methods)

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Courtesy Western Michigan University
Courtesy Western Michigan University
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Western Michigan University Student from Allendale Found Dead in Her Residence

A 19-year-old student from Allendale was found dead this morning in her Western Michigan University residence hall room in Kalamazoo, WMU officials said today.

The WMU student was identified as Alyssa Olafson, a freshman majoring in pre-health and human services and a 2013 graduate of Allendale High School. She had made the dean's list her first semester last fall.

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Tom Cook’s “Workday Dog Break”

Here's another dog video that will make you smile.  It's feeding time for 6 golden retriever puppies!

(There are few things that bother me from a behavior standpoint -both dog and human, but it's good for cuteness!)

Enjoy!

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The Eagles Will Play Van Andel Arena In September

On Thursday morning, The Eagles announced their History of The Eagles tour will include a stop at Van Andel Arena right here in Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids show will take place on Monday, Sept. 8.

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Matt Milhouse
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Grand Rapids named one of America’s “most exciting mid-sized cities”

Grand Rapids has made another list.

It's exciting because we're exciting.

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