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Democratic Political Strategist Al From Speaking at Ford Museum Tonight

Al From, Democratic political strategist who in the 1980’s helped lead the Democratic party to victory after a decade out of power, will speak at an event hosted by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum tonight, May 20.

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Ottawa Hills High School Holding Lift-A-Thon Fundraiser This Weekend

School funding keeps getting harder and harder to find. Once the academic part is taken care of, schools are left to their own devices, so to speak, to come up with funding for sports, music, art, and other extra curricular activities.

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Dog Flu Confirmed in Grand Rapids [Video]

This spring an outbreak of canine influenza sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the states surrounding Michigan.

Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana have all seen cases of the virus, some of them deadly.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has now confirmed three cases of dog flu in Michigan: two in Grand Rapids and one in Macomb County, Wood TV 8 reports.

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Pink Tie Guys Annual Fundraiser to Fight Breast Cancer is Thursday in Grand Rapids

The Pink Tie Guys is an exclusive group of men committed to raising awareness of how breast cancer impacts the total family.

The group meets once per year. This year's meeting is at Reserve Wine & Food in Grand Rapids on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - Midnight.

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Sculptural Pinatas Named Winner of ArtPrize Pitch Night in Minneapolis

ArtPrize Pitch Night opened its third year last night in Minneapolis. The program awards artists from outside of Michigan with $5,000 and a prominent place to display their art at ArtPrize.

A work featuring sculptural piñatas, "Constructing on Deconstructing" by Carolina Borja and Amy Toscani, was named the winner at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

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Zeus Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Zeus the dog came calling today.

Zeus visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Salvation Army Looking for a few Good Businesses to Surprise With Donuts

The Salvation Army is celebrating the 78th annual National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 5 by giving away 2,000 free Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The Salvation Army is widely credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States by feeding American soldiers the tasty confection during World War I.

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Forbes Names Grand Rapids Second Best City to Find a Job

Forbes has named Grand Rapids the second best city in the country for finding employment.

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Mt. Morris Man Arrested for Waterboarding 5-Year-Old [VIDEO]

Last week, 30-year-old Michael Porter of Mt. Morris was arrested for child abuse after police discovered that he had been torturing his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son using the controversial waterboard technique.

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Grand Rapids Makes List of Cities with the Most Mosquitoes

Well, this isn't really a list we wanted to be on, is it?

Summer is almost here, and in Michigan, with summer, comes mosquitoes. And Grand Rapids ranks number twelve on the list of top mosquito cities in the United States by the pest control company, Orkin.

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Grand Rapids City Parks to get Make Overs

It's been a long time coming, but several Grand Rapids City Parks will be getting a make over, and residents couldn't be happier.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13 says that over the next couple of months, Cherry Park, Fuller Park, Garfield Park, Highland Park, Lincoln Park, Roosevelt Park, Westown Commons and Wilcox Park will all get significant improvements.

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Grand Rapids Power Outage Affects Over 2,700

WZZM-13 reports a two-car accident has created a power outage in Grand Rapids affecting 2,701 Consumers Energy customers.

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