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Last Minute 2014 Michigan Primary Election Primer [Video]

By Jo Anne Paul | WJIM-AM

For the first time in what is believed to be Michigan history, there is no primary challenge in the same year for the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate race.

And with the lack of big name candidates at the top of the ticket, there is concern the number of voters heading to the polls will hardly offset the cost of holding the elections.

Despite the significance of the outcome of the primary on Tuesday, fewer than one million voters in Michigan are likely to cast ballots, The Detroit News reported today. That would be even less than the all-time low numbers recorded in August 1990.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday.

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It’s Another Best Of Craigslist!

It's another best of Craigslist. And even though its in pretty bad taste, I kinda like it!

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First Parklets Being Installed at Grand Rapids Brewing Co. Today [Video]

Last month the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority approved a $40,000 grant to allow BarFly Ventures to install parklets in front of their restaurants Stella's Lounge, Grand Rapids Brewing Co., and McFadden’s Saloon.

Today, the first of those parklets are being installed in front of the Grand Rapids Brewing Company.

So, what’s a parklet?

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Megan Fox to ‘Ninja Turtles’ Haters: ‘F— Off’

The internet has not been kind to the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' reboot. This shouldn't be surprising to you, because a) you are on the internet, and b) you have seen the footage from the 'Ninja Turtles' reboot. (True story: during a recent 'Guardians of the Galaxy' screening in New York City, the crowd loudly booed the 'Ninja Turtles' trailer.) But, star Megan Fox has a word for all of those haters. Two words, actually.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Conquers Movie Universe

Up until the day it opened, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was a big question mark at the box office.

Could Marvel Studios continue its winning streak with a movie based on a practically unknown comic series that only has light connections to the rest of the films in their cinematic universe?

Early estimates had the film grossing $60 million over the weekend and that would have been perfectly OK. But then it went and eclipsed that estimate in every way.

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Ozzy Osbourne vs. U2 – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

Ozzy Osbourne takes on U2 for the right to move on to the semifinals of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Tournament Week Arrives for Inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft [Video]

Tournament week has arrived for the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft.

The 20th stop on the LPGA Tour, the Meijer LPGA Classic is being played Thursday through Aug. 10 at Blythefield Country Club. Walker-based Meijer's nudge for a community-focused LPGA tournament is that all proceeds benefit Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program.

Nine of the top 10 LPGA pros are in the 144-player field, including Stacy Lewis, the No. 1 female golfer in the world; U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie; rookie superstar Lydia Ko; and veterans such as Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson.

Tickets for the Meijer Classic, which has a $1.5 million purse, are still available. Pre-tournament activities start Monday.

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Have Comics Changed Too Much to Match Their Movie Adaptations?

Believe it or not, there was a time when Iron Man was a C-list superhero who no one outside of a small niche particularly cared about.

And then Robert Downey Jr. was cast in 'Iron Man' and the Marvel cinematic universe exploded, instantly becoming one of the definitive franchises of the 21st century

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The Police vs. Van Halen – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

The Police take on Van Halen in the first round of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Motley Crue vs. Molly Hatchet – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

Motley Crue faces Molly Hatchet for a chance to join the fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Wee Difference For August: Grand Rapids’ Student Advancement Foundation [Video]

The new school year is almost upon us again (yup, the summer went THAT fast).

For August, we're highlighting the Student Advancement Foundation and its contributions to Grand Rapids Public Schools as making a wee difference.

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Take New Survey to Help Influence Future Events in Grand Rapids

The City of Grand Rapids and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. are asking residents to take a survey to help shape future events in Grand Rapids.

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