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Grandville Teen with Autism Hopes for Cards from Public for his Birthday [Video]

A teenager in Grandville with autism has one wish for his 16th birthday coming up in March.

Andrew Didyk is hoping for birthday cards from across West Michigan. 

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Warmer Weather Headed To Michigan May Curtail Winter Activities

When you grow up in Michigan, you learn to accept winter. That means doing stuff like snowmobiling, ice fishing and cross country skiing.

But when the temperatures shoot up to 50 degrees in January, it's kind of hard to do stuff like that. Could winter just be winter again?

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Protestors Rally In New York Against EipPen Price Gouging Scandal
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CVS Selling Generic ‘Epipen’ at a Sixth of the Price of Brand Name

Great news for those of us who need to keep the life saving drug handy. CVS is now selling a generic version! However there are caveats.

Also, if you're not an allergy sufferer I'll also go into why people need epinephrine.

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Burgeoning Craft Beer Industry Creates Niche Market For Limited Release Beers
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Local Website Gives Grand Rapids Bargoers The Best Deals At The Best Bars

Grand Rapids is Beer City USA, so finding a cool bar or brewery is not very difficult.  But even with so many different options for great beer and a good setting to drink it, the question becomes "where can I find a good deal...

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Bagger Dave’s Closes in Downtown Grand Rapids

Bagger Dave's downtown Grand Rapids can now be added to the list of restaurants that are no longer with us.

According to MLive, the burger joint at 241 Fulton Street shut its doors for good on Monday, January 9. 

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A Bunch of Your Personal Information Could Be Listed on This Public Genealogy Site, But You Can Remove It

A website that claims that it's just here to help you figure out your ancestry is causing some concerns after many people have found that it makes your personal information pretty easy to find.

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‘Popular Science’ Predicts Sault Ste Marie will Be America’s Best City to Live in 2100

You've heard dire warnings about climate change and how potential changes in our weather could alter our lives. Popular Science magazine predicts that at the turn of the next century in 2100, the best city in America to live in will be Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.

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Megabus.com No Longer Providing Cheap Travel Through Grand Rapids

Cheap bus service to both Detroit and Chicago ended on Monday as Megabus.com changed it's routes, closing the route to and from Grand Rapids

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Caledonia Company Adding 26 High-Tech Jobs

NVINT, a Caledonia-based company, is set to invest $364,000 and add at least 26 computer engineering and computer programming jobs.  

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The S-Curve’s Anti-Icing System To Be Retired After Winter Has Ended

Did you know that the S-Curve on US-131 has an anti-icing system built into the bridge?  I didn't, so it was a double shock for me when the Michigan Department of Transportation announced that this winter will be the last time that it will run...

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The Extreme Changes In Temperatures Is Affecting Your Tire Pressure

When outdoor temperatures change by relatively extreme amounts, your tires suffer.  As air temperatures change, so does the pressure in your tire...

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Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time in Michigan?

This is not the first time this topic has been tossed around or considered. After a failed attempt in trying to end Daylight Saving Time, in 2015, a different Michigan lawmaker is now proposing the same thing...

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