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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for September 21

Posted at 10:30 AM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 08:27:01-04

1. Time for the start of what has become one of the most exciting and visual events to ever hit Grand Rapids, ArtPrize Eight!

Voting for the eighth year of ArtPrize begins at noon with thousands of paintings, sculptures, and all other art forms in between.

New this year are more hubs and deals that include tours around the city.

2. You have the chance to win $5,000, and today, the clues that will lead you to the money will be released.

The Metro Area Treasure Hunts is a web based scavenger hunt. There will be 16 clues and puzzles that will help you find the prize that’s hidden somewhere in Grand Rapids.

Now, there won’t be a bag of literal cash hidden somewhere, you’re looking for a coded certificate. When you enter the code online, you’ll get a cashier’s check for $5,000.

Anyone can play, but you have to be 18 or older to collect the prize.

3. Spectrum Health is breaking ground on a new patient care facility today.

The Spectrum Health Integrated Care campus will be in Rockford, on Meadow Creek Drive.

It’ll be 30,000 square feet, and two stories tall. It’ll provide internal medicine and pediatric care, as well as family and urgent care, lab and x-ray services.

It’s expected to open next summer.

4. The CEO of Mylan, the company that drastically raised the price of epi pens, will be in the hot seat on Capitol Hill today.

She’ll testify before the house oversight committee, after the company raised the price for a pack of two epi pens to $600. Back in 2009, it was less than $100.

The committee’s top members said last week they are sympathetic to the outrage of families and schools struggling to afford the allergy treatment.

The CEO defended the move to CNBC, blaming “a broken health care system that incentivizes higher prices” in the industry.

5. If your iPhone 7 is making a hissing noise, don’t worry, you aren’t the only one who’s hearing it.

Apple is getting a lot of complaints that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are making a strange hissing or buzzing sound.

People have been hearing it when using processor-intensive apps like games, or when the device appears to be under stress.

It’s not clear how widespread the issue is, and Apple has not yet responded.