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Why Are Gas Prices Going Up?

The price of a gallon of gas is one of the most heated topics of discussion next to the color of a certain dress.

And the important question: Why do gas prices keep going up?

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Net Neutrality and What The Internet Is Really Good For

I'm sure by now you have heard the term net neutrality -- the idea that the Internet is more like a utility (gas and electric) than just a normal service (cable and tv).

The FCC voted Thursday to keep the internet free.

What does that mean for you, the internet user at large?

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It’s Been a Wacky Winter of Weather [Infographic]

Lots of snow in November, almost no snow in December and now near-record cold has added up to one of the most unusual winters ever in West Michigan.

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Hall & Oates Books May 9 Date at Van Andel Arena [Video]

The legendary rock-and-roll duo Hall & Oates is making a return to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on May 9!

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Focus,’ ‘The Lazarus Effect’ and ‘Maps to the Stars’ [Video]

Some big names in this weekend's movie premieres including: Will Smith and Margot Robbie in Focus; Olivia Wilde in The Lazarus Effect; and Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson in Maps to the Stars.

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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to adopt net neutrality rules for an open internet.

The FCC's decision makes for regulating internet service providers like public utilities, prohibiting companies from charging for faster lanes on the internet.

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Spring Is Just About Here!

I know the calendar says spring is just around the corner.

However, with all the snow and cold it's hard to believe it, right?

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Our Community's Children
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Mayor’s 100 Campaign Works to Increase Grand Rapids’ Youth Employment [Video]

The Mayor's 100 Campaign is under way, with its goal to increase employment among Grand Rapids' youth.

A big part of the effort is the Leadership and Employment, Achievement and Direction (LEAD) pre-employment training program, which seeks to increase meaningful employment among 15- to 24-year-olds in Grand Rapids. After training is completed, participants are eligible for employment with a Mayor's 100 Campaign business.

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Scammers Spoofing West Michigan Business’ Phone Number

A new phone scam making the rounds in West Michigan is hurting more than just the people being called. A local business is also being tied to the scam.

"We've gotten several phone calls from people stating that we had just called their house," Shawn Howland, a manager at Lentz USA Automotive at 1227 Leonard Street NW in Grand Rapids, told WZZM-13.

The thing is that no one at the shop has been placing those calls.

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Lowell Gymnastics’ Lauren DeHaan Named High School Athlete of the Week

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2015 West Michigan Lenten Fish Fry Guide

It’s Lent. And that means it’s almost fish fry season!

There are dozens of fish fries around West Michigan during Lent. And we've compiled a full list for you. (If you notice one that we've missed, please comment below and we'll add it!)

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Grand Rapids’ Mayor’s 100 Campaign Hits Critical Mass [Video]

Lynn Heemstra and Shannon Harris, of Our Community's Children, joined The Jojo Show this morning to talk about Grand Rapids Mayor George Hartwell's doubling of the number of businesses taking part in the Mayors' 100 Campaign.

The Mayor's 100 Campaign is hoping to have 100 area businesses in the program to hire and train young Grand Rapids residents in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

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