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Kids in Michigan Aren’t Required to Attend Kindergarten, But That Could Soon Change

A new bill that's been introduced in the Michigan legislature would not only require all Michigan kids to attend kindergarten, it would also require all schools to offer full-day kindergarten.

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CMU’s Mighty Mite: Marcus Keene Leads The Nation In Scoring [Video]

A friend asked me if I wanted to head up to Mt. Pleasant to watch Central Michigan play Saturday. I immediately was interested because a 5-9 guard has been on fire for the Chippewas and everyone I know who loves college basketball said 'you gotta see this kid play'.

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Something Wicked is Coming to Grand Rapids

There is some real excitement coming to Grand Rapids. Something very Wicked! Wait a minute.....it is WICKED!

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Do You Live in Kent County? You Could Go to Italy for FREE!

Did I mention its for an entire month?!

You could spend a whole month in Perugia, Italy learning Italian for FREE. So what's the catch...

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Lindsay Lohan Thinks Lindsay Lohan Would Be the Perfect ‘Little Mermaid’

While it’s been a few years since we last saw Lindsay Lohan in a feature film, that doesn’t mean the former Disney wunderkind hasn’t been busy. Not only has Lohan popped in for a handful of guest appearances on shows like Two Broke Girls and Eastbound & Down, she’s also been hard at work on her big screen comeback, The Shadow Within, a supernatural thriller about a private investigator who is looking into the death of her werewolf father. It may not compare to her previous heights as a child actress, but it’s a living. Not everybody gets to be a movie star.

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Around The Games: Day 6 - 2014 Winter Olympic Games
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Top 5 Warm February Day Activities That Are Pure Michigan

Record temperatures were set throughout the state this weekend, and that meant getting outside and doing the things only Michiganders suffering from cabin fever are apt to do.

I witnessed all five of these things this weekend.

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The 10 Richest Counties In Michigan According To Their Tax Returns

After the IRS released their data from Michigan's Federal Tax Returns, MLive created a cool interactive map with tons of information about 2014 tax returns from every county in Michigan...

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Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and More Coming to Meijer Gardens This Summer

About this time of year, we all begin to get antsy to find out the lineup for the Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series. And, about this time of year, the Meijer Gardens begins "trickling out" information about who's coming. So, here's your "trickle."

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Grand Rapids Ranked High as an Underappreciated City You Should Move To

Grand Rapids has made a TON of best of places to live lists, which makes this totally sensible. Thrillist has made their list of "Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To", and Grand Rapids is featured prominently in their list!

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Singer Ryan Adams Shows His Love For Founders at Brooklyn Show

While playing a show in Brooklyn, New York, singer Ryan Adams was spotted sipping out of a Founder's Brewing Co. pint glass.

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Crumbling Concrete on M-6 Will Be Fixed this Year

If M-6 is your daily route, some good news!

Since the concrete is starting to crumble at a faster rate than anticipated, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced on Friday that they would start construction on it later this year, according to WZZM-13...

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Flu Outbreak Continues In Bay Area
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Flu Levels Skyrocketing in Michigan

This week's flu report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services shows a dramatic increase in reports of the flu across Michigan.

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