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Soldiers Of The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Hosts Annual Flags-In Ceremony At Arlington Cemetery
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Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies in West Michigan

Memorial Day brings a chance to enjoy a long weekend with the unofficial start of summer in West Michigan, but it's important to remember why we have Memorial Day.

This weekend, West Michigan will remember those who died while serving our country.

View our list of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in West Michigan.

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US Census Bureau: GR Population Rises, Allendale Is Area’s Fastest Growing Community

Estimates released by the US Census Bureau shows the metropolitan Grand Rapids area is growing at a steady rate, while Allendale, to no one's surprise, is the area's fastest growing suburb.

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Do You Have an Old American Flag? Art Van Will Replace it For Free!

If you have an American flag at your home or business that's hanging with pride, but it's getting to be worn out a bit... this entire summer Art Van Furniture is offering to replace old flags with new ones for people...

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Michigan Receives “D+” On American Society of Civil Engineers’ Infrastructure Report Card

Each year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) rates every state's and the nation's infrastructure, and this year they gave both Michigan and the United States a bad grade...

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Tanger Outlets, Grand Rapids via Facebook
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Tanger Outlets Now Offering Priority Parking For Veterans

Tanger Outlets announced on their Facebook page Tuesday that they now have priority parking for veterans of the Armed Forces. The spaces are located in front of Shopper Services and behind the Nike store.

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What Is Michigan’s Most Overrated Tourist Trap? Oh, I Think You Know

The web site Insider offers a glimpse into the worst tourist trap in every state in the union.

Here in Michigan we certainly have our share of bad tourist traps (I'm looking at you, Sea Shell City), but there's a clear winner and if you've ever been up north, you're reminded of it constantly.

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Fun Runs, Amazing Crafts, and BEARS Highlight Our Weekend Top 10 – May 27-28

There's always so much to do around West Michigan that sometimes it's hard to figure out what you want to do with your weekend. That's where the Weekend Top 10 comes in handy...

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Craig’s Cruisers in Wyoming is Expanding & It’s Going to be Even Cooler!

Craig's Cruisers Family Fun Center is about to be even more fun once their expansion is complete!

The Grand Rapids Business Journal says that Craig's Cruisers, located on Clyde Park in Wyoming, has begun a $2...

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East Kentwood Teacher Named Michigan Teacher of the Year

A great future is dependent on a great education. We are very fortunate in West Michigan to have so many schools, administrators and teachers dedicated to providing our youth with opportunities for a bright future.

East Kentwood High School math teacher Luke Wilcox is one of those teachers. He has been named the 2017-18 Michigan Teacher of the Year.

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Courtesy of Chris Boden via Facebook
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Kids Who Let Dog Out Into Rush Hour Traffic Come Forward, Will Do Community Service

Last week we reported that two individuals had stopped by The Geek Group on Leonard St. and let their dog, Mackie, out into rush hour traffic...

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Chemicals Added To Illinois River To Control Asian Carp Population
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Michigan DNR: Stop Tossing Your Pet Fish In The Great Lakes! Thank You

Apparently a lot of people think it's okay to dump their pet fish into the Great Lakes, which is not good for the fish who are already in there, so knock it off!

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Father of Michigan Teen Killed in Times Square Leaves Touching Letter at Makeshift Memorial in NYC

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