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Federal Government Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of roughly 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those marriages on hold.

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Now That Winter’s Over (Almost), Prepare For the Next Season In Michigan: Road Construction

As the old joke goes, there are two seasons in Michigan: winter and road construction.

The Michigan Department of Transportation has released a comprehensive list of where the orange barrels will be blooming this spring and summer in the Grand Rapids area.

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Family Pet Dies After Animal Hospital Refuses Treatment

A west Michigan family takes their German Shepherd to a pet emergency room after complications from a routine operation, but you wouldn't believe why they refused to treat the dog.

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Gov. Snyder: Marriages Were Legal, But Michigan Will Not Recognize Them Unless Stay Is Lifted [Video]

Michigan will not recognize the more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend (though the marriages were performed legally at the time) before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay marriage, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday.

The announcement was made just a day after an appeals court  stopped any additional same-sex marriages while it reviews the decision that struck down a 2004 Michigan law that states that marriage only is between a man and a woman.

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Meet Poppy – Wendy’s Pet Of The Week

Every week, the folks from the Humane Society of West Michigan stop by with a new furry friend to be named as Wendy's Pet Of The Week. Every week I anxiously wait to see who they'll bring to visit.

This week, Trudy Ender, Executive Director of the Humane Society, dropped by with Poppy!

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Nurse Stabbed In Downtown Spectrum Health Parking Lot

Several news outlets are reporting that a female nurse was stabbed in the shoulder in a parking ramp Wednesday morning while leaving work at Spectrum Health. 

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Nurse Stabbed In Spectrum Health Parking Lot In Downtown Grand Rapids

Police are looking for a suspect this morning after a nurse was stabbed in a Spectrum Health parking lot this morning in downtown Grand Rapids.

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‘Classic’ 80′s Movies We’ve Never Seen

Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the day that the the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal all sat through Saturday detention together in the movie "The Breakfast Club". When I read that it got me to thinking about something that happened to me over the weekend.

I admitted to a group of friends that I have never seen "Footloose" or "Dirty Dancing", and when I said that,  you would have thought that I insulted their mothers. No one could believe that I had never seen these iconic 80's movies (let's be fair, I was pretty young when the 80's ended.) So, I thought I would ask all of you which "classic" 80's movies you've never seen. Turns out I'm not alone.

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Behavioral Firearm Tips

  1. If you observe any unsafe conditions, please report them to a Range Safety Officer immediately.
  2. Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to shoot on the range or use the simulator.
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General Firearm Tips

  1. ALWAYS keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction (even if unloaded)
  2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  3. ALWAYS keep your firearm unloaded until you are on the firing line and ready to fire.
  4. DO NOT load firearms a
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Happy St. Oberon’s Day!

Today is a special day in West Michigan. It's the day that the first kegs of Oberon are rolled out for the season. This delicious beer that you can drink with (or without) an orange in it marks the beginning of warmer days, relaxing on a patio, or laying on the beach (though it doesn't seem that way today).

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Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour Charges Up Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena Tonight [Video]

Demi Lovato has been on the road with her Neon Lights Tour since Feb. 9 in Vancouver, and brings her show to Grand Rapids tonight.

Lovato is performing with British girl group Little Mix, British singer-songwriter Cher Lloyd and Fifth Harmony at Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St.

The performance is at 7 p.m. EST, with tickets still available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place convention center box offices; Ticketmaster outlets and online; or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

The platinum-selling music artist and "X Factor" judge just released her fifth studio album, "Demi," featuring the single "Neon Lights." "Demi" also includes the double platinum-certified single, "Heart Attack."

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