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The Internet is Freaking Out Over This Senior Dog Up For Adoption in West Michigan

13-year-old Winifred, a Maltese/shihtzu mix up for adoption in West Michigan, has everyone on the Internet suffering from a little bit of dog-fever...

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Grand Rapids Griffins Jersey Design Contest Returns

What if the Grand Rapids Griffins existed in the '80s? What would their uniforms look like?

If you have an idea, you can enter this year's Griffs jersey design contest.

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Help Us Find West Michigan’s Favorite Food Truck

We're on the hunt for West Michigan's Favorite Food Truck, and we need your help! Nominate your favorite food truck and they could be named West Michigan's favorite.

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Legendary Notre Dame Coach Parseghian Passes Away

One of college football's all-time great coaches, Ara Parseghian, died early Wednesday morning at the age of 94.

After a successful run at Northwestern, Parseghian left Evanston for South Bend to coach the University of Notre Dame in 1964...

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Which Other Michigan Park Or Landmark Would You Like To See On A Quarter? [Poll]

In 2010 the US Mint started to issue quarter dollar coins that featured National Parks and other National Sites as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program...

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Russ Hines/ Townsquare Media
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Fire at Shopping Center in Grandville [Photos]

Drivers on Ivanrest and 44th Street in Grandville witnessed smoke coming from a nearby business shortly before 3p.m. on Tuesday.

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US Mint Unveils Drawing of the 2018 ‘America the Beautiful’ Quarter Featuring Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

In 2018 the America the Beautiful series of quarters will feature Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Out of a series of design finalists, this image has been selected as the one that will appear on the quarter.

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Flip That House! Grand Rapids Among The Top Cities To Flip in 2017

The real estate market is still hot in West Michigan, and if you're into flipping houses (buying them low, renovating and selling for a profit), GR is in the top ten in the nation for doing just that.

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Do You Think Schools In Michigan Start Too Early? [Poll]

More and more schools in Michigan are starting before Labor Day, despite the law that technically makes it illegal for schools to do so.  Schools can apply for waivers to the law in order to start class in August, and this year a record number of schools applied...

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The 10 Most Dangerous Intersections In West Michigan

Each year, the Michigan State Police release traffic crash statistics and we've compiled the 10 most dangerous intersections in West Michigan with the help of data from ClickOnDetroit...

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Bruce Steffke/Facebook
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People Doing Good: GRPD Officer Caught Helping Overheated Elderly Lady

This is a great story and a great reminder.

I came across a post by Bruce Steffke in the We Are Westsiders Facebook group about an act of compassion he witnessed to at the Meijer gas station on Kalamazoo Ave, just south of 28th Street...

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Testifies To House Appropriations Committee On Education Dept. Budget
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Betsy DeVos to Visit GRCC and Van Andel Education Institute on Tuesday

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit Grand Rapids Community College and Van Andel Education Institute on Tuesday, August 1.

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