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Baby Elephant Playing With Ribbon

After watching this video, I believe everyone needs to have a pet elephant.  No, seriously.  It would be pretty cool, wouldn't it?

Meet 5-year old elephant "Faa Mai."  She was rescued and now calls Thailand's Elephant Nature Park

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Grand Rapids Ranked ‘America’s Top City for Access to Pediatric Care’

A new study reveals another reason Grand Rapids is a great place for families.

Grand Rapids leads the country in access to pediatric care.

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Courtesy UICA
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Something Odd is Happening in Grand Rapids on September 13

Something odd, indeed, is happening. It's the UICA’s OddBall, presented by Law Weathers Attorneys and Counselors, on September 13, 2014 at 7pm. This is UICA’s signature fall gala, now in its fourth year, kicking off the contemporary arts season in West Michigan with a lively party celebrating UICA’s ArtPrize exhibition Collaboration. UICA's sponsors, friends, and fans will come together to raise funds for its year-round exhibitions and events. Many of the artists representing twenty collaborative ArtPrize entries will be at there with their works, including GR Makers, Aaron Nemec, the Actors’ Theatre, and Micah Silver with the Grand Rapids Symphony. The art installations, decor, entertainment, food and drink will happen on all four floors of UICA's building at 2 Fulton West.

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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Spies, CIA, Secret Service and Tales of Espionage at GVSU September 15

Cloak and dagger, spies, tales of espionage in the United States today often revolves around the NSA, Edward Snowden, Wikileaks and the CIA. But in the late 1700s, a tale of espionage and deceitful maneuvering took place that would change the history of the nation and the world

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Shopped At Home Depot? Check Your Bank Account and Credit Cards

Seems like there have a lot of what they call a "data breach" lately, doesn't it?  First it was the high-profile breach at Target stores, then another one at smaller retailers.  Now?  It's Home Depot!

Banks are reporting that Home Depot experiences a credit card breach that could be BIGGER than the Target problem last year

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Meijer Hiring For the Holiday Season

Perhaps you're looking for work or know someone who is. Well, I saw this announcement from Meijer and wanted to be sure you're aware of it!

Meijer is prepping for Fall and the holidays and will be hiring a lot of

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RECALL: HP and Compaq Laptop Cords

There's another recall to tell you about.  This one applies if you own an HP or Compaq laptop/notebook computer.

HP is recalling over 5 million power cords because of a risk of overheating and melting or charring

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Doug the Black Lab Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Doug the Black Lab, came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Symphony
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Grand Rapids Symphony Season Tickets Now on Sale to Public

The Grand Rapids Symphony's season ticket-holders are always offered first choice of tickets for a concert season. However, now it's the public's turn with tickets now available.

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Western Michigan University Goes Tobacco-Free

Western Michigan University has become the latest campus in Michigan to go 100% tobacco-free.

The policy applies to all students, faculty and staff as well as visitors and contractors working on campus. The only exception to the campus wide mandate is that smoking is allowed in enclosed personal vehicles.

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Back-to-School 2014: Check Out #BTSWMI, #BTSWestMI Photos from Twitter, Instagram Right Here

Summer vacation and the three-day Labor Day weekend are over as students head back to school across Michigan today.

Use the hashtags #btswmi or #btswestmi on Twitter or Instagram with your back-to-school pictures from greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Let's show our pride pictorially about our students, children and kids.

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Post Back-to-School Pics on Twitter, Instagram with #BTSWMI, #BTSWestMI Hashtags; See Them Online with 100.5 The River

Summer vacation and the three-day Labor Day weekend are over as students head back to school across Michigan on Tuesday.

Share your pride about your students headed back to school on their first day of the 2014-2015 school year. Use the hashtags #btswmi or #btswestmi on Twitter or Instagram, and see those photos online at 100.5 The River.

We'll post those photos starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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