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West Godwin Elementary Video Makes People Happy

Maybe you've seen the movie "Despicable Me 2 " or maybe you've heard the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams (which is from that movie).

Even if you haven't seen or heard those, you'll love this video set to "Happy" and performed by students at West Godwin Elementary in Wyoming

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Man’s Excuse For Speeding? I Won The Lottery

There's no doubt that law enforcement officers have heard many excuses when they've pulled over speeding vehicles.  Things like "I'm late to pick up my daughter" or "my car doesn't go that fast" or "I spilled M&M's in my car" have gotten people out of tickets before.

But this one is probably a new

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25 Percent of all U.S. Cheese is Used In Pizza

Mmmmm...cheese.  It makes almost everything better.  Except chocolate.  I'm pretty sure chocolate wouldn't be better with cheese, but then again I've never tried it.

In our house, we put cheese on almost everything

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Baseball Team Adopts Stray Dog and Makes Him Unofficial Mascot [Video]

Did you see this story last week? It is so stinkin' cute that I had to share with you. 

The story is out of Arizona, where spring training for Major League Baseball is under way.

As Milwaukee Brewers players began to arrive for spring training, they noticed a Bichon Frise dog hanging around the ballpark

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Five ‘willfully annoying’ habits which will soon be legal in Grand Rapids [Videos]

Some willfully annoying habits are unique to Grand Rapids, like voting for only the largest entries at ArtPrize.

Some willfully annoying habits are unique to siblings, like the classic "I'm not touching you" move.

With Grand Rapids' law against willfully annoying habits set to fall, it's time prepare for a few annoyances that are on the horizon.

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Spider Monkeys at John Ball Zoo enjoy tasty snow treat [Video]

The spider monkeys at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids got a little taste of winter.

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Meet Another LaughFest Comedian: Carmen Lynch [Video]

Today, my continuing series featuring comedians in this year's Gilda's LaughFest spotlights Carmen Lynch.

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Mel Trotter Ministries Serving More Moms and Children

Mel Trotter Ministries is serving more mothers and children than in previous years and as compared to other shelters throughout the United States.

This year's Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) "Snapshot Survey" showed a 1% overall increase nationally of mothers and children staying in a rescue mission.  But a

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Grand Rapids Snow Plowing Pushback Schedule Through March 7

Grand Rapids is continuing it's work to clear and widen streets.

The snow plowing pushback schedule through March 7 is available, along with a map.

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‘Two and a Half Men’ Taps Mila Kunis for ‘That ’70s’ Reunion with Ashton Kutcher

Normally we'd consider CBS' long-running 'Two and a Half Men' out of our wheelhouse, particularly given how unrecognizable the series has become from its original inception, but the latest casting coup is too retro to ignore. Ashton Kutcher will reunite with his 'That '70s Show' co-star (and now fiancee) Mila Kunis for an arc later on this season, but what does it mean for the show?

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WMEAC Needs Volunteers for Home & Garden Show

The West Michigan Home & Garden show is this weekend at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids! Tickets are available HERE for $10 Adults, $4 Kids and kids under 5 are free.

And WMEAC - the West Michigan Environmental Action Council - is looking for volu

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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Was Part of $20 Million Samsung Ad Buy with ABC

Did you think that bit at the Oscars where host Ellen DeGeneres wandered into the audience to tweet a selfie with A-listers like Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper was a refreshing moment of spontaneity in an otherwise scripted affair? Wrong. The viral photo was actually part of a $20 million Samsung advertising campaign designed to promote the Galaxy Note 3, the phone that took the picture.

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