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Girl With Down Syndrome, 10, Makes Cheerleading Squad, Warms Our Hearts

This is about as uplifting as it gets.

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Circle Theatre Celebrates the Music of James Taylor and Legendary Women of Rock

Circle Theatre, known for their wonderful plays and musicals during the spring and summer season, produces an annual concert series that features many of the area’s best vocalists and musicians. Live music in an intimate setting gives all audience members an up-close and personal experience unique only to Circle Theatre.

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The Davenport University Excellence in Business – Andy Rent in the Morning Show 2015 [Photos]

This morning Andy Rent in the Morning hit the road (or walked down the street) for our annual "Davenport University Excellence in Business" morning show!

We set up shop in the lobby of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel to talk to some of the men who have helped to make Davenport University and the Excellence in Business Award what they are today. 

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Warren Goldswain/ThinkStock
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Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 Fifth Third River Bank Run

The River Bank Run is upon us, and we want you to be prepared! Here's everything you need to know about this year's run.

More than 20,000 runners and 40,000 spectators will be taking part in the 38th annual Fifth Third Bank River Bank Run this Saturday.  

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Hot Pursuit,’ ‘Maggie’ and ‘The D Train’ [Video]

This weeks new movies include a lot of big names, but it remains to be seen if there are any blockbusters.

See trailers for all of this week's new movies with Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids Location to Host Job Fair on June 6

Tanger Outlets has announced that it will host a job fair on June 6, 2015, to hire more than 900 employees for the new Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids, which is scheduled to open on July 31, 2015.

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Meet Nyla From Crash’s Landing

Some cats at Crash's Landing have been there for a long time, while some are short-term residents.

Nyla came to Crash's Landing at the end of 2014. We hope her stay is a short one.

Can you adopt Nyla?

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Mark Newman via the Grand Rapids Griffins
Mark Newman via the Grand Rapids Griffins
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The Griffins And IceHogs Continue Their Twitter Feud

Not only are the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Rockford IceHogs competing on the ice for the chance to advance in the Calder Cup playoffs, they also love taking shots at each other on Twitter.

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Should Whether a High School is Public or Private be Considered When Creating Sports Divisions? [Poll]

The recently announced realignment of the divisions in the O-K Conference did not come without some controversy.

Not all schools were happy with the results, but it was more surprising to hear that "alignment was affected by public schools not wanting to play parochial schools".

Should whether a high school is public or private be considered when creating sports divisions?

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Recommended Level of Fluoride in Drinking Water Lowered, Grand Rapids Already at Recommended Level

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released its final recommendation for optimal fluoride level in drinking water to prevent tooth decay.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports the new recommendation is for a single level of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water instead of the previous recommended range (0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter) issued in 1962.

City of Grand Rapids fluoride levels were already set at 0.7 milligrams per liter of water.

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Photo by Mark Newman via the Grand Rapids Griffins
Photo by Mark Newman via the Grand Rapids Griffins
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Griffins Take Game One Against the IceHogs, 5-3

Teemu Pulkkinen scored the seventh playoff hat trick in Griffins' history on Wednesday night and became the team's all-time leading postseason goal scorer, as Grand Rapids took Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals with a 5-3 win over the Rockford IceHogs at Van Andel Arena.

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Rockford Changes its Name – For Two Weeks

In the spirit of winning another Calder Cup...hint, hint, hint, the city of Rockford has announced it is only prudent that they now be called "Griffinville." Sounds crazy, huh? 

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