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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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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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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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The Jojo Show: Terry Brock Talks ‘Music of The Eagles’ [Audio]

I'll be hosting the final D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops concert tonight at Cannonsburg Ski Area in Belmont.

Terry Brock joined "The Jojo Show" this week to talk about the show and The Eagles.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Enjoy the Water [Sponsored]

Boaters should enjoy their time on the water, being smart and playing safely while on it.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to be smart while out boating, regardless of whether you're on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, rapids, creek, whitewater course or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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98.7 WFGR’s August 2014 Top Songs Playlist

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New Movies This Week: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Get On Up’ [Videos]

This week, we get the latest Marvel Studios expansion of the 'Avengers' universe, plus a biopic on the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business.

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MDOT: Total Closures on I-96, M-50 This Weekend in Kent County

A bridge demolition will bring total closures to I-96 and M-50 in Kent County this weekend.

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Takin’ It Easy with The Eagles

With five No. 1 singles, six Grammy Awards and six No. 1 albums, The Eagles are one of the most successful rock groups from the '70s. They broke up spectacularly, and then regrouped in 1994.

"Desperado." "Take It Easy." "Hotel California." "Take It to the Limit." "Heartache Tonight." "Life in the Fast Lane." "Witchy Woman."

They have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide.

There's three opportunities coming up locally to enjoy their music in person.

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Creators of ‘The Santa Hat’ Talk to ‘The Jojo Show’ [Audio]

We told you about a great event coming up this afternoon at the old Grand Rapids Public Museum, and this morning Theresa and Patrick from Fubble Entertainment joined the Jojo Show to talk more about the event, the movie "The Santa Hat", and how you can help them out.

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Federal Report: Overweight Kids Don’t Realize They Have a Problem

A new study by the CDC shows that many overweight children "misperceive" their weight status, which could be exacerbating the childhood obesity problem.

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Police Searching For Missing Muskegon Man

Muskegon Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man.

Mark Davey, 49, was last seen around 3:00am on Saturday, July 26 in the 900 block of Williams Street in Muskegon. He was reported missing by his caregiver later Saturday afternoon.

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