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Bill Introduced to Redesign Michigan’s Flag [Poll]

We could be getting a new state flag in Michigan.

A State Senator introduced a bill, last week, that would create a new flag design done through a contest...

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Whitecaps Making a Few Changes to Fifth Third Ballpark

The players have all packed up and returned home for the off-season. Road construction season is winding down with the coming freeze, but that never stops the West Michigan Whitecaps, because construction season at Fifth Third Ballpark is just beginning.

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People Doing Good: 10 Year Old Gathers Blankets For Homeless

This is a great story!  A 10 year old from Grand Rapids is doing something to make sure our homeless population is a bit warmer.

Ayden Quimby is 10 years old and he’s collecting blankets for the homeless...

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Cocktail Week GR Highlighting MI Cocktails Through Nov. 20th

This week if you decide it’s time for a cocktail, you may want to head downtown Grand Rapids, because it’s Cocktail Week GR.

Yep, Cocktail Week is going on now through the 20th downtown...

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Numbers Were Down For 2nd #NotMyPresident Rally

After 2000 people marched through the streets Thursday night for the #NotMyPresident protest, only about 500 people showed up to the second rally Saturday Night...

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Helpful Hunting Tips from the Michigan DNR

Tuesday, November 15th officially kicks off firearm season in Michigan and whether you're a seasoned hunter or going out for the first time, the Michigan DNR has some reminders for hunters...

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Kent County Receives $31,300 to Increase Breastfeeding by African American Women

The Kent County Health Department's initiative to increase breastfeeding among African American women is one of 33 health programs in Michigan to receive grant money from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Time Lapse Video of a Lake Michigan Sunset

As temps drop tonight below freezing for the first time this season, watching this video is like saying one final goodbye to summer. 

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Jamarion Lawhorn, Kent County’s Youngest Convicted Murder, Is Suicidal

Lawhorn appeared in court for a delinquency review on November 10, part of that hearing was to assess his mental state. His case manager, Melissa Emmorey, says that he has been struggling with depression and is suicidal.

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Stop! You Don’t Have To Rake Those Leaves!

A long held fall tradition is coming to an end. You no longer need to rake your leaves!

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12-Year-old Boy Stabbed by an 8-Year-Old in Grand Rapids

An 8-year-old boy, from Grand Rapids, is currently in juvenile detention for allegedly stabbing a 12-year-old boy.

MLive reports that the incident occurred Wednesday (11/9) evening, at a house on Caufield Ave SW...

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Michigan Hospitals in Urgent Need of Type O Negative Blood Donations

Type O negative blood is extremely important. Only 9 percent of people have it, but 100 percent of the population can receive it.

Michigan Blood says the 60 Michigan hospitals they serve are currently experiencing a shortage of Type O negative blood.

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