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He wants his toy! [TSM]
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Meet Oliver – Christine’s Pet of the Week!

 

Oliver is a 3-month-old lab/boxer mix puppy who is so energetic and playful but you won't be able to resist his cuteness. You can adopt Oliver now at the Humane Society of West Michigan. Pup...

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Grand Rapids Fire Department on Facebook
Grand Rapids Fire Department on Facebook
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Home Fires In West Michigan On The Rise Due To Cold Temps

As the temperatures plummet, the risk of fire increases as residents try to keep their homes warm.

According the Grand Rapids Fire Department, it’s not always about space heaters being too close to curtains or clothing...

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New Research: Don’t Wait To Feed Your Kids Peanuts

Currently, more than 50 million Americans suffer an allergy, according to the CDC. 2% are children with a peanut allergy. For as long as we've known we've been told to wait to feed children peanuts to avoid an allergy but as it turns out its actually the opposite...

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Michigan Schools Earn Below Average Grade In National Report

It seemed like Michigan and Grand Rapids were topping lists left and right in 2016, but in a recent report released about the quality of our nation's schools we find ourselves far below average...

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Meet Elvis & Presley – Christine’s Pet(s) of the Week!

Elvis & Presley are in the building!

These two precious kittens are only 2-months-old and currently up for adoption at the Humane Society of West Michigan.

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Courtesy of LaughFest
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Do You Remember the Movie ‘Shazaam’ Starring Sinbad? Does it Exist?! [Poll]

For the past few days I have been going crazy trying to figure out how a movie Shazaam doesn't exist.

It all started on Reddit where people have been swearing they remember the family comedy from the '90's starring a genie played by actor/comedian, Sinbad...

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Michigan Students Are Now Required to Learn CPR

Starting in the new school year, Michigan students will be required to learn CPR. The legislation, which was just passed in December, goes into effect beginning in the 2017-18 school year...

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Substitute Teachers are Desperately Needed in Michigan

Michigan is facing a shortage of substitute teachers and it's having a direct affect on schools.

The Detroit Free Press says the lack of substitute teachers,
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Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Children's Museum
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Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Now Offers Sensory Kits for Kids

The Children's Museum took to Facebook on Monday to announce that the kits will be available to be checked out from their front desk, and that the kids can use them for the duration of their visit to the museum. Some items included in the kit include weighted vests and suspenders and hearing protection.

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LaughFest Announces Next Round of Acts

Katt Williams, Joel McHale and the comedy duo of Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme are the latest headliners being added to Gilda’s LaughFest, which is scheduled for March 9 to 19, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and surrounding communities.

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Meet Stuart – Christine’s Pet of the Week!

Get ready to fall in love with this energetic and playful dog named Stuart.

He's a 2-year-old American Staffy mix who was transferred to the Humane Society of West Michigan from the Flint area...

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Stores with the Best Return Policies in West Michigan

While the mall and stores are currently filled with holiday shoppers, pretty soon it will be the opposite.

The day after Christmas is the unofficial holiday of "Returning Day" (I just made that up)...

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