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Cinemark Dropped Its Claim Against Aurora Shooting Victims

After the movie theater shooting in an Aurora, Colorado theater in 2012, a group of the victims got together to sue the theater chain Cinemark for not doing enough to prevent such an incident from occurring. They claimed that security flaws in the theater prevented employees from stopping someone carrying weapons onto the premises. This past May, a judge sided with Cinemark against the victims, claiming that the chain had no way of knowing about the shooter beforehand, and Cinemark was then legally able to recoup costs from the victims, which it fixed at $700,000. Now, the chain is finally dropping the claim, effectively ending the suit.

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Why SiTE:LAB Isn’t Participating in ArtPrize Preview Week

ArtPrize Preview Week has begun! Over 30 venues are participating including major venues such as the GRAM, Calvin College - (106) Gallery, The B.O.B. and UICA.

One popular and award-winning venue that won't be opening early at ArtPrize Eight is SiTE:LAB.

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West Michigan Man Wins A Van For Being A Local Hero [Video]

Dave Hastings, who founded a local charity in honor of his wife, has won a national contest for being a Local Hero. 

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Does Heartside Downtown Suck? FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, the guys talk about a news story about a banner that could...maybe...possibly...intimate that some people think Heartside sucks. And they're really pissed off about it. Check out the story over at WOOD TV.

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Over 30 Venues Participating as ArtPrize Preview Week Begins

The first annual ArtPrize Preview Week begins Wednesday, Sept. 14 and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 20. Over 30 venues are participating and giving fans an early look at this year's ArtPrize entries.

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You Can Win FREE Chick-fil-A for a YEAR!

Michigan residents have been ecstatic since finding out that we were going to get Chick-fil-A and in multiple locations! We've been anxiously waiting and pretty soon the wait will be over...

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The B.O.B. to Partner With House of Blues on New Entertainment Venue

The Gilmore Collection announced Tuesday that they will be teaming up with House of Blues Entertainment for their new music venue, 20 Monroe Live, that will be located directly next to The B.O.B.

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GRPD is Hiring and They’ll Pay For Training

Have you ever thought about being a Grand Rapids police officer?  GRPD is looking to hire new officers and experience is not a issue.

Grand Rapids Police Department is willing to send you to Grand Valley State University’s Police Academy for free as well as pay you during the 16 week class...

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City Of Grand Rapids Announces Guidelines For Bonfires [Video]

A few weeks ago The City of Grand Rapids passed a new ordinance allowing recreational bonfires inside the city limits.  Applications for bonfire permits will be available on September 22nd via an online form...

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Burgeoning Craft Beer Industry Creates Niche Market For Limited Release Beers
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New Holland Brewing Co. Opening ‘The Knickerbocker’ Brewery Downtown This Thursday

Yet another iconic West Michigan brewery is building a location in Downtown Grand Rapids.  New Holland Brewing Co. is opening The Knickerbocker downtown this Thursday, September 15th...

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Spotted: Awesome/Silly License Plate in Grand Rapids

Have you spotted any funny/awesome license plates around Grand Rapids? Snagged any pictures? We found a pretty good one.

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Big Football Weekend and The Grand Rapids Aren’t Even Close – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, it was a big football weekend, with the Lions winning, and the amazing upset victory CMU pulled off. But was it a legit victory?

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