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WFGR Jobs Page

The West Michigan Jobs Page is dedicated to helping out of work Michiganders find the perfect job.  Our friends at Workbox Staffing are the title sponsor for the page and provide job listings in a wide range of professions.  IMC Global Inc. and Townsquare Media also have many job listings in a variety of fields for you to peruse.

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Great West Michigan Weekend Events!

The weather has broken, it's not going to be an oven, and there's lots to do in West Michigan this weekend! This is one of those weekends we dream about in February when it's 8 degrees and snowing like a big dog! Sunny and about 80 all weekend, and plenty to do! Get out and enjoy it!

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Is West Michigan Construction is OUT OF CONTROL [POLL]

 

Okay, I know we are all used to construction this time of year, but this year is it's RIDICULOUS!

This year seems as bad as ever.  My commute from my house to WFGR is less than two miles, from the NW side to downtown. I'm not making this up, between my house and work there are no less than 5 different construction projects... on Covell, on Lake Michigan Dr, on SB 131, on Pearl St, on Fulton St... This is crazy. Even the detours have construction.

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Families In Zeeland Have To Remove Roadside Memorial [POLL]

The Ottawa County Sheriff has told a family they have to takedown the makeshift memorial to their daughter because it's "too close to the road". Amy Diane Linares was killed nearly 2 years ago by a drunk driver, and since her death an intricate roadside memorial was created by friends and family near Westbound I-196 by the Zeeland exit. Now since it's "too close" to the freeway, the family has to dismantle the memorial.

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Former Kentwood Mayor Dies Days After Leaving Office.

Sad news over the weekend from Kentwood. Former Mayor Richard Root passed away on Friday night after a long battle with melanoma. Root was diagnosed over three years ago, and just had stepped down as Mayor this past week. The new mayor of Kentwood, Richard Clanton, was sworn into office Tuesday.

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West Michigan Man Makes Cover Of Time!

When Douglas Gilbert of Ferrysburg took a photo of Mitt Romney and his mother back in 1970, little did he realize the interest in the picture would be so great 42 years later. The picture is on the current cover of Time magazine. Even though traditional magazines and newspapers continue to suffer lower publication rates, having your picture on the cover of Time is pretty darn cool!

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Grand Rapids Political Candidtate Buys Thousands of Facebook Fans from Israel

This is really quite funny! You have to love politics.   There are a couple of local candidates in the Democratic Party running for Gerald Fords old seat. Well one of them added nearly 6000 facebook fans i

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Tigers 2006 Hero Maggilo Ordonez Retiring.

The Tiger that was many fans "Tiger" is hanging it up. The hero of the 2006 American League Championship series Magglio Ordonez is retiring this weekend with a ceremony at Comerica Park. The image of the homer he hit to send the Tigs to the World Series only three years after the team lost 119 games is burned in many Michigan sports fans' memory.

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Two For The Price Of One! Google And Free Slurpee Day!

Today is both Robert Moog's birthday AND free Slurpee day at 7-11! If you didn't know, Robert Moog invented the electric organ that bares his name. If you go to Google, the "Google" logo has been replaced with a working electric organ that you can play AND record on...it's pretty cool!

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Grand Rapids Man Has Molotov Cocktails in Car

This is certainly an odd story, especially for here in good old Grand Rapids. This guy got busted for too much pot in his car and the police uncovered a box full of Molotov Cocktails. This leads me to several questions:

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West Michigan Bear Moving North

So the reports are now coming in that this Black Bear that has been roaming throughout west Michigan is now on it's way back up north!  So Comstock Park, you can breathe just a little bit easier!   I'm not quite sure how they know where it's going, but they say it's now going north of 14 Mile Road.

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Happy Mother’s Day! Michigan Momma Cat Adopts Baby Squirrel (Video)

A mother's love know no bounds... or species, it appears. 8-year-old Bailee Shultz was playing in his grandparents' backyard in Bangor, Michigan when he heard something crying. An investigation turned up a tiny squirrel, less than a week old, who had fallen from it's nest. They worried the little guy wouldn't make it. Bailee's mom, Stephanie, decided to try something. Her cat, Oreo, had just given birth to 5 kittens. What if they put the baby squirrel in with the litter?

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