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Federal State Of Emergency Declared In Flint, Michigan Over Contaminated Water Supply
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Gov. Snyder Is Breaking A Long Held Tulip Time Festival Tradition

Governor Rick Snyder's office confirmed that he will be the keynote speaker at the Tulip Time Festival  luncheon this week, but he won't be following tradition and sweeping the streets after the Volksparade...

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Grand Rapids is the 6th Fittest City in U.S. According to Fitbit

Grand Rapids has made another list! Recently, GR has been named the hottest real estate market to watch and the second best city in the U.S. in which to start a business; now Grand Rapids is ranking high in fitness.

According to Fitbit, Grand Rapids is the sixth fittest city in America. 

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Leaving Pets in a Hot Car Could Soon Lead to Felony Charges in Michigan

If you leave a pet in a car and it is suffering, it could lead to a $350 fine and a misdemeanor charge, if the pet is severely injured it would be a $1,000 fine and a misdemeanor, if the pet dies the charge rises to a felony.

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Kent County Sheriff’s Deputies Play Basketball With Neighborhood Kids [Video]

An accidental 911 call Saturday night led to an impromptu basketball game between some neighborhood kids and Kent County Sheriff's Department deputies.

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Facebook via Ionia County Central Dispatch E911
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They Found Lou the Bearded Dragon in Ionia!

See I wasn't the only one needing a little sunshine in their life. Tuesday we found out Lou, the bearded dragon, was lost on the streets of Ionia...

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Montcalm County Cemetery Vandalized

The third cemetery in the past few months in West Michigan has been vandalized.

The Montcalm County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding the people responsible for damaging headstones at a Eureka Township Cemetery, Fox 17 reports. 

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Have You Seen This Bearded Dragon in Ionia?

Ionia Police have issued an A.P.B. for a missing… bearded dragon!  His name is Lou and he’s somewhere in the area of Jones & Johnson in Ionia.  ...

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Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet The Author: Giada De Laurentiss "Feel Good Food"
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Alton Brown is Hanging Out in Holland

Food Network's Celebrity Chef Alton Brown has a live show coming up on Wednesday at the DeVos and judging by his social media, he's already made it to West Michigan!

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Kent and Ottawa County Election Results

A number of West Michigan communities headed to the polls on Tuesday, May 3, including Grandville, Sparta, Grand Haven, Hudsonville, Jenison, Zeeland and more.

View complete election results for Kent and Ottawa counties.

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Sophie wants to be on the radio [Christine George/Townsquare Media]
Sophie wants to be on the radio [Christine George/Townsquare Media]
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Meet Sophie – Christine’s Pet of the Week!

This week the Humane Society of West Michigan brought in Sophie, a 5-year-old Beagle Mix. She is a quiet dog but has a lot of energy and is very sweet...

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1937 Newsreel Footage Promotes ‘A Better Michigan’ [Video]

The film appears to be propaganda supporting the Great Works Program during the Depression. It shows the building of roads and airports to reinforce the state's infrastructure.

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Photo by Matt Milhouse/Townsquare Media
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Saugatuck Named “Best Small Town Weekend Escape” for the Second Time

With the warmer weather here (sort of) and summer around the corner you'll probably start thinking about some vacations you want to take...

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