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Grand Rapids Decides NOT To Ban Surface Parking Lots Downtown

THANK GOD!

Yeah, I said it in all caps because THANK GOD Grand Rapids won’t be banning new surface parking lots downtown now.

Late last year, the city released part of the GR Forward Plan which said that we should ban new surface parking lots...

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‘Artifact’ Stolen From Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall Found in Pennsylvania Two Years Later

Okay... "artifact" might be a bit of a stretch, but an item taken from the loading dock of Grand Rapids' DeVos Hall back in 2014 was spotted backstage at a venue in Hershey, Pennsylvania Tuesday...

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How You Can Spend $1,000 Around Grand Rapids

Over the next few weeks we're giving you a chance at winning $1,000 twice a day. All you have to do is enter the code word you're given here...

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O-Negative Blood Donors Needed In GR

The need for blood never ends, and hospitals across Michigan currently have a great need for O-Negative blood, the universal blood type. Michigan Blood is working to help increase the supply.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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Get Free Wood Chips From the City of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids residents, don't bother spending money on your mulching needs this spring!  The City of Grand Rapids Yard Waste Drop-off Site is inviting residents to come down and load up their vehicles with free woodchips...

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Country Music Star Margo Price Sings at St. Cecilia This Thursday

Country music comes to St. Cecilia Music Center this Thursday night with rising star Nashville singer Margo Price. Margo Price has been taking the country music scene by storm with her debut album “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.” As a matter of fact, in March  Price became the winner of the 2017 American Music Prize ($25,000) that recognizes the year's best debut album. She is also winner of the 2016 Best County Album by Nashville Scene and was named Emerging Artist of the Year by the American Music Association.

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Thomas S Fox Jewelers Announces They’re Closing

Another longtime local business is closing their doors.

According to Fox 17, Thomas S Fox Diamond Jewelers are planning to be closed for good by June...

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Rogue Chimp At John Ball Park Zoo Hurls Poop At Grandma [Video]

I've never been a fan of zoo primates. They're antsy, they scream a lot and I'm pretty sure they don't like people.

Case in point: This chimpanzee at the John Ball Park Zoo.

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Remembering the Hudsonville Tornado of April 3, 1956

The date was Tuesday, April 3rd, 1956. A huge storm was brewing in the Midwest that would set its sights on West Michigan. The strongest tornado to ever hit Michigan would pay a visit that day. These tornadoes were part of a tornado outbreak that took place on April 2-3, 1956, across the Midwest and the Great Lakes regions.

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Wanted: Certified Nursing Assistants in West Michigan

They are much in demand, but difficult to find. They are Certified Nursing Assistants, and there is a huge need, nation wide. So, to the rescue, Grand Rapids Community College and Holland Home.

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Woman Robbed at Lake Michigan Credit Union ATM

A woman was robbed in broad daylight while using the ATM at the Lake Michigan Credit Union on Lake Michigan drive Sunday afternoon.

Police were called to the scene around 2 p...

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