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It’s School Choice Week Throughout Michigan

National School Choice Week began yesterday in Michigan and across the country. There are 409 events planned here in Michigan to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and GRPS is planning a big one this Wednesday.

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‘House of Cards’ Season 4 Digs Deep for First Footage Teaser

House of Cards isn’t the type of series to keep every last bit of detail under wraps until its premiere, but Season 4 footage has been hard to come by, promotion instead focused on ominous campaign ads of the Underwood trail. At long last, however, we finally have our first real footage in a new teaser, and none less ominous.

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Should Kids in Michigan be Required to Learn Cursive in School? [Poll]

Back when we were kids, cursive was something you started learning in third or fourth grade. But, in recent years, schools have been less likely to teach cursive to kids.

A new bill in Washington would require schools to teach cursive, and we want to know - do you think kids in Michigan should be required to learn cursive in school?

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New Phone Scam Targeting Wyoming Businesses

A new phone scam is targeting businesses in the city of Wyoming. Police say that two different businesses have been called by someone claiming to work for Consumer's Energy.

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EGR’s Peter Stuursma Named Hope College’s New Head Football Coach

Hope College has named Peter Stuursma its new head football coach.

Stuursma, Hope College alumnus '93, was previously head football coach at East Grand Rapids High School where he won seven state championships in sixteen seasons.

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Snowboarding in a Blizzard Is the Perfect Way to Enjoy Snowmageddon

There was a travel ban instituted in New York City when Winter Storm Jonas hunkered down over the Big Apple on Saturday, but not before this guy had the time of his life.

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There’s No ‘Labyrinth’ Reboot Planned, Says Rumored Screenwriter

The original fantasy film celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and now a modern reboot has been announced!

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VIDEO: Teen’s Unassuming Piano Performance At Lansing Mall Goes Viral

"Everybody has those hidden talents and hidden abilities. Hopefully this shows people to not be afraid to show them."

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Firefighters Working to Put Out Blaze at Days Inn, 28th St. Closed Down

Firefighters are working to put out a fire at the Days Inn and Suites located on 28th Street in Grandville.

The fire is believed to have started in the boiler room around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Police have shut down 28th Street near the hotel to connect additional hoses to hydrants.

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VIDEO: Pure Michigan Parody Takes On Flint Water Crisis, Rick Snyder

But is it too soon to be making fun of this situation? Is it fair satire or does it amount to putting salt in a still-open wound?

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Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft Named LPGA’s Top Tournament

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft received the top honor at the recent LPGA Annual Gold Driver Awards event, winning an award which recognizes the entire body of work from a tournament.

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Switch’s Gaines Township Data Center to use 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Switch has announced its SUPERNAP Michigan data center near Grand Rapids will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

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