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The White House Brings Big Block of Cheese Day Back January 21, with ‘The West Wing’ Helping Out [Video]

The White House claims it's dedicated to making President Barack Obama's administration the most open and accessible in history.

So, it's bringing back the publicly-accessible Big Block of Cheese Day on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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Real Estate Agents Tip Ann Arbor Pizza Delivery Driver Over $2,000 [Video]

After the viral video of a pizza delivery man being harassed by rude employees at a used car dealership in Massachusetts, it's nice to see people doing a really generous thing for someone in the service industry.

Brian LeFevre, manager at Pizza House in Ann Arbor got a call Thursday morning from a man who requested on pizza be delivered to the Sheraton Hotel.

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‘Gremlins’ Remake Unlikely

A lot of your favorite 80s classics have been rebooted or remade into not-so-classics. It's the unfortunate state of the movie business. But, today, we get one back. The proposed ‘Gremlins’ remake, that was on the “fast track” as recently as this past April, may be as dead as a Gremlin in a hot tub.

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Mother of Late Trayvon Martin Keynotes GRCC, GVSU and Davenport Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebrations

Grand Rapids Community College's 29th annual the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration is being highlighted by a commemoration program Monday night with keynote speaker Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teen-ager Trayvon Martin.

Also, Fulton is speaking at Grand Valley State University's program on Monday afternoon in Allendale and at Davenport University's guest lecture on Tuesday morning in Caledonia.

Trayvon was fatally shot in February 2012 by a neighborhood watch patrolman.

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George Lucas Wanted to Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′

Last month, George Lucas was asked if he had seen the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ trailer, and what his reaction was. He said he hadn’t watched the ‘Force Awakens’ trailer, had no plans to and was “not really” interested in the movie. We made him sad, we wrote at the time. But, maybe it wasn’t us that made him sad. While out promoting his new animated movie ‘Strange Magic’, Lucas reveals that he himself wanted to direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’.

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North American International Auto Show 2015 Opens to Public [Video]

From big, bad super cars to luxury vehicles you dream about, the North American International Auto Show 2015 is capturing the attention of the automotive world with 51 product introductions at its press previews.

There have been big pickups, high-performance muscle cars, hybrids, plug-ins and even driver-less entries. All tallied, there have been 48 worldwide and three North American reveals this week.

Now it's your turn to see the vehicles at the Detroit show, which runs through Jan. 25 at Cobo Center.

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Flu Shots Are Only 23 Percent Effective This Season, CDC Reports

On Thursday, health officials announced that flu shots are only 23 percent effective against this season's strain. This is not a good sign in a season where it seems more and more people are being stricken down with the flu. 

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Janet Mason, WZZM-13
Janet Mason, WZZM-13
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Forest Hills Central High School Student Dies After Being Hit By Car

A Forest Hills Central High School freshman, Lucas Van Sprange, has died after being struck by a vehicle about 7:15 a.m. this morning in Cascade Township, authorities said.

WZZM-13 reports that Lucas, 15,  was crossing Cascade Road when he was struck by an SUV.

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Rumors Confirmed: Kalamazoo to Have Nation’s First Sustainable Beer-Brewing Degree

Internet rumors ran ramped Thursday about Western Michigan University having America's first brewing degree.

It's time to crack open those bottles and celebrate, Kalamazoo — on Friday morning, the rumors were confirmed

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Courtesy of Founders Brewing Company
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New Hampshire Considers Changing Law to Allow Founders Beer Label

A lot of states have weird laws, and New Hampshire, it turns out, is no exception.

Currently, bottles of Breakfast Stout by Founders Brewery Co. in Grand Rapids is illegal to be sold in the state of New Hampshire.

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Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Book March 28 Show at Van Andel Arena

Heart, with special guests Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will be hitting the stage at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 24 at 10am at the Van Andel Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be priced as low as $20, with others available for $35, $45 and a limited amount of $75.

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Unconventional Ways to Survive Winter

We're West Michigan. That means we're pros at winter! W

hat if I told you there are some things you could be doing that will make winter much easier to survive? Check out these life hacks!

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