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Today Marks The 50th Anniversary of The Apollo 1 Fire, Which Claimed The Life of Grand Rapids Astronaut Roger Chaffee [Video]

When touring the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, there is a replica of the Apollo capsule used to fly men to the moon. In this age of technology, I noticed how primitive the capsule appeared. It also made it painfully there was little room for error when trying to escape from it in an emergency.

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Scented Candle Smells for 12 West Michigan Cities

We love West Michigan and all of the sights, sounds and smells it brings throughout the year. Well, at least most of the smells.

What if you could take all of those smells home with you in a scented candle?

Here's what it would smell like if you could.

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Mayor Rosalynn Bliss via Facebook
Mayor Rosalynn Bliss via Facebook
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Mayor Bliss Shares Experience With Sexism and Her Way of Dealing With It [Video]

Mayor Bliss spoke last night at the Progressive Women’s Alliance event which was held at The Pyramid Scheme downtown Grand Rapids; it was there she revealed that had experience sexism, first as a City Commissioner and then as mayor...

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"Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country
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Trayvon Martin’s Mother to Speak in Kalamazoo March 29

'An Evening with Sybrina Fulton' will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Western Michigan University's Chenery Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

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Police Search For Suspect After Armed Robbery in Wyoming

Police are searching for a suspect after an armed robbery in Wyoming early Thursday morning.

WZZM-13 reports that a man robbed a store at gunpoint in the 1300 block of Burton Street SW around 3:15a.m. on January 26. 

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Remembering the “Blizzard of ’78”

If you were living in Michigan on January 26th, 1978, you probably spent a lot of time with a shovel in your hand! We had one of the biggest snow storms to ever hit this area -- it was the "Blizzard of '78"! A low-pressure system moving from the Gulf Coast met with two other low-pressure systems, one from the Southwest and one from Canada, to create one of the worst snowstorms the Midwest has ever seen.

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US Economy Adds Jobs, While Unemployment Rate Rises To 9.9 Percent
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Recession Predicted for Grand Rapids in 2 – 3 Years, Slow Growth in 2017

Grand Valley State University economist Paul Isely is predicting slow steady growth for the greater Grand Rapids economy in 2017. He also expects the next recession to hit West Michigan in two to three years.

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Get Ready for a McDonald’s Run Tomorrow for a Bottle of Secret Sauce

The Big Mac has been a fast food favorite for decades, and pretty much everyone knows the song. But while pretty much everyone has had a Big Mac, no one has been able to get just the secret sauce.

Until now.

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Grand Rapids Based Long Road Distillers Latest Offering

Give your Martini a splash of Michigan.

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What’s Leaving Netflix: February 2017

There’s lots of good stuff coming to Netflix on February, but, as always, there’s good stuff leaving too. This is the yin and yang of streaming video: With each new month, we gain and lose at the same time.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: February 2017

January’s almost over, and when the calendar rolls over to February, there will be a whole new batch of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix for your streaming pleasure. This month’s highlights include a few big recent premieres (like Pixar’s latest hit, Finding Dory), and a few big Netflix Originals (like the new series Santa Clarita Diet starring Drew Barrymore). The recent Sundance hit I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore shows up next month, and if you’re looking for something to watch on Valentine’s day there’s also a “big, sexy” special starring Michael Bolton. There’s no way that could work out badly for you.

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G.R. Students Will Be Able to Get a Head Start in College

Starting this fall, some high school students will be able to take college courses.

The Grand Rapids Public School and Grand Rapids Community College teamed up to create an 'Early Middle College' program...

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