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Holland’s Pure Michigan Ad Makes Debut

Gov. Rick Snyder was in Holland today to help premiere Pure Michigan's newest ad, an advertisement featuring Holland.

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Fifth Third River Bank Run: Road Closings

The Fifth Third River Bank Run is this Saturday morning.

Whether you're running, watching or completely oblivious and just trying to navigate downtown Grand Rapids, you'll want to know which roads will be closed and when.

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West Michigan Students Ride Bicycles for Bike to School Day

Thousands of students across Michigan, from over 150 schools, participated in the third annual Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 7.

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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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West Michigan Election Results – May 6, 2014

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

Results are in.

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WZZM-13: Grand Rapids and West Michigan Voters Head to the Polls [Video]

It's Election Day across Michigan in many cities, municipalities and school districts, including the City of Grand Rapids, our news-gathering partner WZZM-13 reports.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. EST this morning and remain open until 8 p.m. EST tonight.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Win Longest Game in Franchise History [Video]

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

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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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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 Talks with 100.5 The River’s Tom Cook [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 NBA D-League Club Responds to Disappointment Over Possible Team Names

Grand Rapids' newest professional basketball team has opened voting for fans to help choose their name.

Four choices were offered on Thursday, but many fans were disappointed with the options.

The team has offered an explanation.

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West Michigan Construction Company Owner Charged in Employee’s Death

Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that the Attorney General's Criminal Division has filed felony charges against a 40-year-old Sparta construction firm owner from Holland in connection with the July 2012 death of an employee.

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