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Grand Rapids Leaders Approve Penalties For Parking In Bike Lanes

On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids City Commission approved a new ordinance that is designed to keep bike lanes clear and open for use.

The city has received complaints that people are parking their cars in the lanes making them unusable for bicyclists.

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John Mellencamp’s Coming to Grand Rapids in June 2015!

With his 22nd studio album due out later this month, John Mellencamp today announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour, which includes a stop at DeVos Performance Hall on June 9, 2015!

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Rocky the Wonder Dog Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Rocky, a Lab, Huskie mix, came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Grand Rapids Drive Opens NBA D-League for 2014-15 Season on Nov. 15

The Grand Rapids Drive has released its schedule for the 2014-15 season, the team’s inaugural run in the NBA Development League.

The Drive opens its season with a four-game road trip with a four-game road trip starting Nov. 15 at Bakersfield, the Phoenix Suns' California-based affiliate. The team returns for its first Grand Rapids home game at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center on Nov. 26 against the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Los Angeles Lakers affiliate.

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WZZM-13: Haz-Mat Situation Unfolds at Haviland in Grand Rapids

Several emergency crews are being dispatched to a hazardous-materials situation on Grand Rapids' west side.

Public safety scanner traffic indicates a chlorine spill or leak at Haviland in the 400 block of Ann Street NW.

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‘Tonight Show Family Feud’: The Fallon Family vs. The Questlove Family

Most of the time, Jimmy Fallon confines the 'Tonight Show' games to just one or two participants, enough to keep things clean and easy to follow, with plenty of attention for his various guests. On last night's edition, however, the host decided to pump things up just a bit with an all-star take on 'Family Feud' that crowded the show's stage with a metric ton of Hollywood talent.

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ArtPrize 2014: Grand Rapids Public Schools Students’ Artwork on Display

Twenty student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are competing to have their energy-related artwork highlighted during ArtPrize.

The competition is a collaboration of Consumers Energy, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) and the City of Grand Rapids.

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The Rapid in Grand Rapids Is Looking for Your Good Ideas

Here's a good question: What's your preference -- doughnuts or pizza?

What do you think? Both? I'm all over that.  But seriously, doughnuts and pizza have something to do with The Rapid not resting on its laurels with the successful launch of the Silver Line.

The Rapid already wants to know where and how you want to go with the next bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

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’9/11 Never Forget’ Mobile Exhibit at Ford Presidential Museum This Week

Grand Rapids will host the “9/11 Never Forget” mobile exhibit today through Thursday,  September 9-11, at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Everyone is encouraged to join alongside GR Police and Fire Departments, Rolling Thunder motorcyclists, The Patriot Guard and Boy Scouts of America to greet the arrival of the exhibit at the Ford Museum. It will arrive around 5:30 this evening.

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Who Should Star in an All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot, According to Bill Murray

At this point, any new 'Ghostbusters' movie has been fancasted within an inch of its life. Any actor working today under the age of 40? They've been considered for the 'Ghostbusters' movie. Shoot, there's a chance you were considered to star in the 'Ghostbusters' movie. So, there's no point in going over yet another list of who should star in 'Ghostbusters 3' or whatever it is they're calling it these days. Unless, of course, the person who made that list is Bill Murray. In that case, *in rapt*.

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Gov. Rick Snyder Announces Partnership to Fight Obesity at 58 Michigan Schools

Gov. Rick Snyder joined with partners of the Building Healthy Communities program to announce 58 Michigan schools which are joining the program designed to fight obesity and improve childhood wellness.

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Grand Rapids Balloon Festival on Instagram [Photos]

The first year of the Grand Rapids Balloon Festival brought fun and memories.

Crowds enjoyed getting up close to more than 20 hot air balloons and many shared their experience on social media.

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