Dick DeVos

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Family, friends and a former U.S. President gathered at Grand Rapids’ LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church celebrating the life of philanthropist, Amway co-founder and owner of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, Richard M. Devos who recently passed away at the age of 92.

“C.S. Lewis claimed that a careful study of history would reveal that Heavenly minded people like Rich make a great deal of difference in the world.”

Reverend Dr. Stanley Mast spoke of the four values dear to Richard M. Devos; philanthropy, freedom, family and faith.

Daniel Boothe

United States Vice President Mike Pence made a visit to Grand Rapids Wednesday to tout President Trump’s tax reform policies while paying respect to Richard DeVos.

"The truth of the matter is jobs are back, confidence is back, in a word the heartland and all of America is back and we are just getting started Michigan,” Pence said.   

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The Grand Rapids organization responsible for the development of Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place Convention Center, Downtown Market and the renovation and expansion of the Civic Theatre’s Meijer Majestic Theatre, just to name a few, is putting its mission on hold.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says she will vote against Betsy DeVos as the next head of the U.S. Education Department.

The place where Boy Scouts in West Michigan gather is about to expand its walker facility and programs offered.

WGVU finds out why community leaders are making a multimillion dollar investment.

“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and to country…”

This is what the future of scouting sounds like. And this is the voice of an old Boy Scout who hears them.

“Neighborhoods change around us. Purposes change. Society, culture and habits change, needs change.”

Hilary Farrell

A $150,000 Delta Air Lines Foundation grant helps double student flight capacity at the West Michigan Aviation Academy.

Jaxyn Ryks is a senior at the Grand Rapids academy.

“I’d grown up around aviation; my father is heavily involved in the aviation industry. He’s also a pilot," he says. "The aviation sector has always felt like home to me."

Ryks is one of about 600 students at the public school, who train for any number of flight-related careers in addition to the usual high school curriculum.