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The City of Grand Rapids Drops Proposal Limiting the Number of Pets You Can Have in Your House

The City of Grand Rapids was considering a proposal, introduced March 7, that would limit each household to three dogs and three cats.

According to MLive, the City has dropped the proposal for now. 

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The City of Grand Rapids Might Limit the Number of Pets You Can Have in Your House

The Grand Rapids City Commission is considering a new law that would put a limit on the number of dogs and cats you can keep inside your home.

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It’s Against the Law to Have Saggy Pants in Mississippi

A Republican in Mississippi's House of Representatives has proposed a new law to ban the wearing of saggy pants.

Tom Weathersby, creator of the bill, says that he prefers to see people dressed with their pants up in public...

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New Laws in Michigan For 2017 Will Affect Us All – Good and Bad

So many people thought 2016 was the worst year ever, but we haven't even really begun 2017, and some new laws in Michigan are going to help keep things down. How about more taxes and fees? Yep, we got 'em! There are also some good things, too, though.

First, the bad. Taxes and fees are going up. Way up.

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City Of Grand Rapids Announces Guidelines For Bonfires [Video]

A few weeks ago The City of Grand Rapids passed a new ordinance allowing recreational bonfires inside the city limits.  Applications for bonfire permits will be available on September 22nd via an online form...

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Crazy State And City Laws In Michigan That You Didn’t Know Existed

Every state still has a few laws from "who knows when?" and Michigan is no exception.  Some of these state and city laws have been on the books for over a century, and you can really tell...

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Michigan Has a Few Dumb Laws – So No Serenading Your Girlfriend

Everyone gets a kick out of funny laws that happen to be on the books. Some of them are simple carryovers from a time long past, where things were simpler, or weirder, depending on your viewpoint. Some of these laws are just plain odd, and don't make sense.

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Michigan Senator Looks to Change Underage Drinking Law, Calls Current Rules ‘Too Harsh’

A Michigan senator who also has been a sheriff thinks the punishment for underage drinking in Michigan is too harsh and he's looking to change it.

State Sen. Rick Jones is championing an effort to change the law so that minors caught in possession of alcohol would not be charged with a crime until their third offense.

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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Grand Rapids’ People’s Law School

Last night was the first installment of the "People's Law School" in Grand Rapids.  It's something that has been done in Lansing for several years that attorneys and firms are now bringing to GR...

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Judge Orders Man to Take His Wife on a Date

With Valentine's Day approaching, love is in the air. Even, it seems, in the courtroom.  This week a Florida judge ruled that a man involved in a scuffle with his wife take her out for a romantic dinner at Red Lobster, followed by some bowling.

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Louisiana Commissioner Wants To Make It Illegal To Wear PJs In Public!

This might qualify as one of those ideas where the government is clearly overstepping its limits.  Then again... if we're not willing to stop being low-class slobs on our own, maybe we do need to make it illegal...

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