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Are you for or against raising taxes to grow The Rapid?
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Get Ready To Vote Next Tuesday!

A week from today, voters in several cities across West Michigan will vote on a bus millage that is intended to increase service to residents over the next five years.

In a time when salaries are shrinking and the unemployment rate looms around 5-6% ... are you more prone to vote for a millage that would increase your tax base or will you vote no with a suggestion that those who use the bus, simply pay a higher fee per ride?

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Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today!
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This Day In History …

43-years ago today, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot in cold blood outside a Memphis hotel.

Read more about his life, here.

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The Tax Deadline Is Extended

If you are anything like me, you dread getting your taxes together.  I have been putting this off from the moment I got my W-4's.  And it looks like this year that I can put it off for an additional 3 days!  That's right, the tax deadline has been moved from April 15th to April 18th.

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American loses a historical figure to cancer.
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Cancer Claims The Life Of America’s First Female VP Candidate!

The White House (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Growing up, I didn't understand what the big deal was that a woman was running for a political office let alone to be the next Vice President of the United States of America!

Now I get it ... and today we celebrate the life and accomplishments of former vice presidential candidate and congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro.

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Governor Snyder's business plan is getting support!
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Will Governor’s Plan Succeed?

Many people seem to be concerned about how to budget for more cuts that are predicted to be handed down by our new governor, but one business leader says he thinks Governor Snyder's cuts may be the key to future job growth!

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Donald Rumsfeld discusses his new memoir in Grand Rapids today!
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Former Secretary Of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, In GR Today!

Who was the Newsweek journalist who said Grand Rapids is a dying city?

Last week alone, Jay Leno talked with Betty White about her headlining at Laughfest that kicks-off this Thursday AND last Thursday, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel hosted a premiere party for the ice sculptors debut of a seven episode series of Ice Brigade on the Food Network!

Today, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is in town to talk about his new book! 

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Will the Olympic committee cave to pressure to revamp the new logo?
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Summer Olympics Logo Is Under Attack!

The 2012 Summer Olympics are going to be held in London, but that's not what some countries are trying to change.

A new, colorful logo that features the host city, olympic rings and year was just unveiled. 

Iran is up

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Mike Huckabee shares his heart with a Holland congregation on Sunday
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A Former Presidential Candidate Ministers A Holland Church

Mike Huckabee has an interesting resume including pastor, governor, former presidential candidate and author.  He is also an ABC Radio political commentator and currently hosts the Fox News Channel talk show Huckabee.

Sunday, Huckabee led worship services at Central Wesleyan Chuch in Holland.

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Linkin Park need your help with world relief efforts
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Get On FaceBook With Linkin Park Today!

Linkin Park can sing and walk the walk!

The rock band has had their hand in relief efforts since Haiti was hit over a year ago by a devastating earthquake. 

Now they want you to join 'em!

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Will Will's and Kate reconsider inviting the Obama's to their wedding??
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The Obama’s Are Not Invited To The Royal Wedding!

Are the Obama's NOT welcome at the upcoming royal nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace or is this all part of security concerns?

According to The Daily Mail, the Queen invited 40 heads of state via gold-embossed invitations for the April 29 wedding at Westminster Abbey. Leaders from countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand were invited, along with Kings and Queens across Europe such as Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Greece.

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Governor Snyder has suggested additional per-pupil funding cuts for public schools.
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GRPS Face Cuts With Governor’s New Budget Plan

Everyone of us is aware that Michigan needs a new plan to pull together and start saving money for future needs. 

Pulling purse strings tighter comes with a price from budget cuts for the elderly to school funding

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It's time to take a walk down history lane and 'name that President!'
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Happy President’s Day! Take My History Test!!

Did you dread Monday mornings when you were in school, as much as I did?  Monday usually meant at least one of my teachers was going to have a 'pop quiz,' and today is no exception!

This time, I'm going to give you the quiz in honor of President's Day!!

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