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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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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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Michigan Turns 180 Years Old Today. What Are Your Favorite Things About Our Home State?

Although it doesn't look a day over 170, our grand old state has been in the union for 180 years.

Since 1837 we've been serving up unsalted beaches and rolling green hills.

So Reddit asked its readers what they love best about our state. Their answers were both heartwarming and funny.

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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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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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Governor Dean Campaigns Before Monday's Primary
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Is There A Peeping Tom In Jenison?

A man caught peering into windows on a surveillance camera has left residents in Jenison a little concerned.

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Michigan Had Over 1,000 Traffic Deaths In 2016 – Highest Since 2007

For the first time in nearly a decade, Michigan's traffic deaths have climbed over 1,000 fatalities in 2016.  As of January 23, 2017 Michigan had a total of 1,021 traffic related deaths in a total of 301,525 accidents reported in 2016...

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Western Michigan v Illinois
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PJ Fleck Gets To Take ‘Row The Boat’ to Minnesota

When PJ Fleck left West Michigan University for the head coaching job at University of Minnesota, everyone wondered what would happen to the “Row The Boat” mantra that Fleck had made so prominent...

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West Michigan Set To Have A Weekend Visit From Our Long Lost Friend, Winter

I hope you got out and enjoyed that 60 degree weather we were gifted last weekend, because Old Man Winter is about to return, and he's not happy.

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Wood TV 8 via YouTube
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Paw Paw Schools to Vote to Change or Keep ‘Redskins’ Mascot [VIDEO]

Another West Michigan school district is considering changing its controversial mascot.

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Police Ask For Public’s Help Finding Missing Mason County 2-Year-Old

Hailey Hunter-Rose Fargo is believed to be a victim of parental kidnapping. She is in foster care in Muskegon, and was last seen with her biological father for unsupervised parenting time from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m on Monday, January 23.

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