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‘Cord Cutting’ Is Becoming More Popular

A new study out today says "cord cutting" is up 44 percent over the last three years, and is becoming more prevalent.

What is it? Is it for you?  

I have some facts on the subject.

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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban

The United States Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action.

The justices, in a 6-2 decision issued today, struck down a lower-court ruling that had ruled the ban was unconstitutional.

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Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m a space nerd. I love anything having to do with celestial phenomena!

Last week there was a total lunar eclipse which, unfortunately, we missed out on due to cloud coverage. This week the annual Lyrid meteor shower will reach its peak just before dawn on Tuesday, 4/22.

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RECALL: Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds of Hot Dogs

If you stocked up on hot dogs in preparation for grilling season, beware - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because they might mistakenly contain cheese.

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Courtesy of Jeff Musial
Courtesy of Jeff Musial
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Jeff Musial – The Animal Guy Coming to East Grand Rapids in November

Good news animal lovers, Jeff Musial - The Animal Guy is coming to East Grand Rapids on Nov. 23.

You might know him from his many appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Today Show," "iCarly" and "VH1 Big Morning Buzz," among others. Now, he's bringing his educational education to West Michigan!

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My Top 5 Record Stores in West Michigan

When I was 15 I found my dad's copy of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. I thought that was SO cool, but there was one problem- I didn't have anything to play it with! So when I turned 16 a few weeks later my mom surprised me with a record player and I've been amassing a collection of records ever since. I'm now 25 and my collection has grown to over 200 records.

With Record Store Day happening tomorrow, here's a review of some of my favorite places to shop for records in West Michigan.

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PHOTO: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images
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Record Store Day: What Record Stores Meant to Me Growing Up

With Record Store Day coming up on Saturday, I decided to reflect back on the time I spent hanging out at my local record store.

I'll also tell you about some of the activities going on at Grand Rapids record stores Saturday.

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Imprisoned GVSU Alumnus in Anti-Spying Video for FBI [Video]

As Grand Valley State University alumna, this story definitely caught my eye!

Glenn Duffie Shriver, of Jenison, was sentenced to four years in prison in 2011 for spying for China.

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Courtesy of The Michigan Department Of Corrections
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State Trooper Killer Eric Knysz Declared Clinically Brain Dead

Eric Knysz, the man who killed Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield has been declared clinically brain dead after hanging himself while in prison, according to WZZM-13.

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The NBA Development League announced Tuesday its Springfield, Mass., franchise is moving to Grand Rapids for the 2014-15 season. Pictured are, from left, Rick Mahorn, a Detroit Pistons radio analyst and former Pistons player; Dan Reed, NBA D-League president; Steve Jbara, president of the Grand Rapids D-League club; Dennis Mannion, CEO of the Pistons; Joel Langlois, DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center president; and Hooper, Pistons mascot. (Photo: Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids)
The NBA Development League announced Tuesday its Springfield, Mass., franchise is moving to Grand Rapids for the 2014-15 season. Pictured are, from left, Rick Mahorn, a Detroit Pistons radio analyst and former Pistons player; Dan Reed, NBA D-League president; Steve Jbara, president of the Grand Rapids D-League club; Dennis Mannion, CEO of the Pistons; Joel Langlois, DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center president; and Hooper, Pistons mascot. (Photo: Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids)
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Grand Rapids Nets NBA D-League Franchise for 2014-15 Season

The NBA Development League today announced that SSJ Group, LLC, led by Steve Jbara, has purchased the Springfield Armor and is relocating the Massachusetts club to Grand Rapids for the 2014-15 season with a direct affiliation with the NBA's Detroit Pistons.

The announcement was made this afternoon at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

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Brian Day/NASA Ames Research Center
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Since the Stinkin’ Snow Messed Up Watching the Lunar Eclipse

 

I'm a big space nerd, so I was all over last night's total lunar eclipse.

I was prepared to stay up until 4 a.m. to watch the entire eclipse. I had my telescope set up and everything!

Unfortunately, those stupid clouds brought that stupid snow and blocked our view of the eclipse!

What a bummer.

Since we couldn't

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