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Tears and Hugs as Coopersville HS Students and Teachers Reveal Who Inspires Them [Video]

Coopersville High School students were asked to name a teacher that inspires them and makes them want to come to school. Teachers were asked to choose a student that inspires them to come to work every day.

Students and teachers were full of smiles and tears as they shared and listened to each others comments.

The video will have you smiling and crying too.

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Beijing Reports First H7N9 Bird Flu Case
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Michigan Getting Hit Hard by Hong Kong Flu

Flu season has been tough in Michigan. Schools are closing and influenza rates are spiking.

Learn why this year's flu has been so widespread and severe in Michigan.

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Meet the Women Who Knit Hats for Babies at Holland Hospital [Video]

Babies born at Holland Hospital have been going home with handmade baby hats since 1988. Meet a few of the women who make the tradition a reality.

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GVSU Offers Free Tuition to Students From Detroit

Grand Valley State University is making it easier for Detroit high school students to attend GVSU.

Last week, GVSU President Thomas J. Haas signed papers in Detroit making the university a full partner in the Detroit Promise.

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Join A Demonstration Against Bloomberg's Proposed School Closings
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U.S. Rep. Amash Co-Sponsors Bill to Abolish Department of Education

A bill introduced today, by U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, (R-MI) and six others, would abolish the federal Department of Education.

The bill is one page long and says, "the Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018."

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Holland Hospital Hosting Class for First-Time Dads

Welcoming a newborn into the world is a life-changing event. A baby brings change and a baby brings a lot of questions for new parents.

Holland Hospital is hosting a class on February 9 to help first-time dads start the next chapter of their lives with confidence.

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Courtesy VSFAC/Your DeSign
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Painting Makes a Special Daddy-Daughter Time

Come on dads and grandads, it's time to spend some quality, bonding time with your daughters and granddaughters. It's time to paint!

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Bye, Bye Kmart and Other Grand Rapids Businesses

2016 was quite a year, huh? We elected, and will be swearing in, a new President very soon, had to say goodbye to so many movie stars, recording artists, and others, who have made a difference, or had an effect, in our lives. And, locally, we have seen many, popular, or formally popular, businesses close up. 

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A Beer Lovers Paradise at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Beer Lovers rejoice! The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) continues its very popular Beer Explorers program next year, actually just a few weeks away, on January 12, 2017. Held in partnership with Founders Brewing Company on Thursday evenings, it gives Grand Rapidians a new twist on a Founders beer tasting.

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Top Baby Names for 2016 From Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health just released their list of the top baby names for 2016, and the list of popular boys’ names underwent more changes in 2016 than an infant’s diapers.

Seven new names popped up in the top 10―including one with presidential gravitas.

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‘Charlie Brown’ Musical Opening at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Grand Rapids Public Museum is partnering with Stage GR to bring the musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" to the stage in the Meijer Theater at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

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Where to see Santa in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

Kids can mail their Christmas lists to the North Pole, but most don't like taking chances. Going straight to Santa is the safest way to go.

See where and when to see Santa in Grand Rapids and around West Michigan.

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