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The Price At The Pump Coming Down?

As the national average for gas hit the highest level since 2008 at $4.11 (national average), we were paying $4.29 a gallon across West Michigan last week.  There seems to be some relief in sight... at least in the short term.

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Today is the 60th annual National Day of Prayer!
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A West Michigan Guide Of ‘National Day Of Prayer’ Events

I have the coolest story to share with you today about the National Day of Prayer!

Today is the 60th observance since the National Day of Prayer was enacted in 1952.

My friend Susan, who lives in West Michigan, was the national coordinator for the National Day of Prayer in the eighties.

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(Photo via http://topics.mlive.com)
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West Michigan Election Results!

The results are in and while some people are celebrating the outcome of yesterday's elections ... others are facing defeat.

In Kent County, voters were asked to approve a transit millage to improve service for The Rapid bus system

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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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(via flickr user NoHoDamon)
(via flickr user NoHoDamon)
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Grand Rapids Spring Dates That Won’t Make You Broke

Let’s face it, in this economy paying our own way is is pretty expensive. Add in another person, it can get pretty pricey just to go on the most basic of dates.  But it's Spring (even if it doesn't seem that way), and love is supposed to be in the air.  Here are some great not-so-expensive springtime dates.

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Researchers say some of us actually have a coffee gene!!
Coffee Gene? (Photo via flickr.com/photos/puuikibeach)
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Got The ‘Coffee Gene?’

I'm all in!  Researchers say there may actually be a gene that causes many of us to crave caffeine!

Of course, I could stop drinking coffee at any time, right?  But, my taste buds and sometimes a throbbing headache tell me otherwise!

I love the smell of coffee and drink it all day and throughout all the seasons we so enjoy in West Michigan!

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The Bitter End Coffeehouse
The Bitter End Coffeehouse
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Best Coffee in West Michigan – Our Top 5

Getting that perfect cup-o-joe can be a very satisfying experience, especially after a long night of studying at the library or partying out with friends.  Compiled here for you is our take on West Michigan's Best Coffee.  You don't have to agree with our list, in fact... I almost guarantee that you won't.  So take a look, see how we did, and let us know if we got our list right!

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West Michigan's jobless rate is still up and down!
Job fair! (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Are West Michigan Jobs On The Rise Or Fall?

Good jobs are becoming harder and harder to come by, although West Michigan is seeing some progress from a year ago, the jobless rate rose slightly in January.

Click here for the full story.

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Record Temps In West Michigan
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Record High Temperatures Today? Maybe…

Spring is giving us a little preview of it's splendor as the week draws to a close.  With temperatures in the upper 40's yesterday and perhaps near 60 today, it just feels great!  And as the day progresses a 100 year old record may be broken.

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Midwest Braces For Major Snow Storm
Midwest Braces For Major Snow Storm
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Blizzard Warning – Closures & Warnings

The Michigan State Police are reminding you to NOT drive unless it's an emergency.  Emergency vehicles can not get to you.

As of 4:30 this morning, there are over 800 cancellations and delays.  Call ahead if you are venturing out ANYWHERE today!  Click 'READ MORE' for major cancellations and delays.

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Marines in Afghanistan
Marines in Afghanistan
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Michigan Soldier Holiday Greetings

Each year radio stations around the country receive recorded greetings from soldiers overseas.  The soldiers can say hello to family friends and loved ones back in the states.  We have these greetings running between songs on our sister station 100.5 The River.  If you aren't into the Christmas music, but have  a loved one overseas, you can  listen and see if one of the greetings is from them!  Merry Christmas!  Click read more for the audio...

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