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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Join A Demonstration Against Bloomberg's Proposed School Closings
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U.S. Rep. Amash Co-Sponsors Bill to Abolish Department of Education

A bill introduced today, by U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, (R-MI) and six others, would abolish the federal Department of Education.

The bill is one page long and says, "the Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018."

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Memorial Planned For 1-Year Anniversary of the Kalamazoo Shootings

On the one-year anniversary of the day that a gunman shot and killed 6 people and injured two others in Kalamazoo, the community will gather to honor the victims.

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Is The ‘Michigan Triangle’ Still A Thing? [Video]

When writing about the meteor that sailed over Lake Michigan on Monday, a listener dropped me a line wondering if the meteor came down in the 'Michigan Triangle'.

I had forgotten all about our little version of the 'Bermuda Triangle', and wondered if anything lately had disappeared in it, besides the meteor (allegedly).

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Look Inside this $5.5 Million Dream Home for Sale in South Haven [Photos]

If you've got an extra $5.5 million lying around, you could own this 6,900 square foot, 7 bedroom, 9 bathroom fortress on Lake Michigan in South Haven.

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Spend Valentine’s Day in Grand Rapids with these Fun Date Ideas!

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and if you're still trying to figure out plans, here's a guide to help you get started.

It doesn't matter if you're single, in a relationship or just looking for something different to do, a lot of places around Grand Rapids have something for everyone...

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Meteor Passes Over Lake Michigan, So Where Did It Land? [Video]

Hundreds of people reported seeing the bright light of a meteor heading over Lake Michigan early this morning. Did it land in Lake Michigan? 

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Lake Tahoe Suffers From A Continuing Drought
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Highlands Golf Course On The West Side To Be Converted Back To Nature

A wise man once said, "to play golf is to spoil an otherwise enjoyable walk." 

Thanks to Blandford Nature Center, you'll soon be able to walk the grounds of the Highlands Golf Course without having to be bothered by that pesky golf thing.

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Mark Hamill Visits Walt Disney World For Star Wars Weekends 2014
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West MI Boy Granted ‘Star Wars’ “Wish” And A Tweet From Jedi Master Mark Hamill

This has been a pretty awesome weekend for Bo Valarde-Chan, a 10 year old boy from Kalamazoo.

You see, Bo suffers from Microvillus Inclusion Disease which is an extremely rare and life threatening...

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McDonald's Reports Poor Quarterly Earnings
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The Shamrock Shake Returns To West Michigan McDonald’s This Week, With A Few New Twists

Holy Moly!  It's once again the time of year when West Michigan McDonalds' bring back the Shamrock Shake... BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE -  this year they're bringing 5 different flavors...

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High Cheese Prices Cut Into Kraft's Profits
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Could Michigan Soon Upset Wisconsin As The Cheesiest State?

 

It may happen as Glanbia Nutritionals, an Irish company, plans to open up shop in Michigan.

As Gov. Snyder mentioned in his 2017 State of the State, our state is second only to Colorado for milk production with our almost 420,000 dairy cows, which is why Glanbia Nutritionals plans to start a cheddar cheese production facility here in Michigan.

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People Doing Good: Lowell Basketball Team Honors Caledonia Player In A Touching Gesture

Ok, heads up, this will probably make you cry, but good tears!

Back in October, right before the high school basketball season started, Caledonia junior Macayla Kohn was killed in a car accident...

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The Origin Of The Michigan Habit Of Adding An ‘S’ To Everything

When I was growing up, I would ask my Dad for two dollars to walk downtown to Penney's. A few years later I would borrow the car to drive to K-Mart's.

Why do Michigan residents have a tendency to add a possessive 'S' to everything?

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