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Progress Made on Outages in Greater Grand Rapids and Across Michigan [Video]

Saturday afternoon update: Restoration work continues for Consumers Energy customers impacted by last weekend’s devastating ice storm and those affected by ice melting off trees and equipment from Friday’s and today’s warmer weather.

As of 11:30 a.m. Saturday, about 18,000 Consumers Energy customers remained without service, including 3,667 in Barry County and 468 in Ionia County. Since noon Dec. 21, the storm has caused 409,000 outages, or about 23 percent of the utility’s 1.8 million electric customers.

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Consumers Energy Fixing Power Outages in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan

This will remembered as the Christmas without power for many.

FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: As of 4:30 a.m. Friday, 52,000 Consumers Energy customers were without electricity. Since noon Saturday, the winter storm caused more than 377,000 outages across Michigan.

Among the counties most affected by the outages still are Kent, with 313 customers without power; Barry, 6,754; Ionia, 1,909; Kalamazoo, 187; and Calhoun, 739.

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Power Restoration Continues in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Despite some extra efforts, Christmas is a powerless holiday for many in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan because of snow, cold and the lingering effects of a weekend ice storm, officials said Tuesday.

More than 152,000 electricity customers of Consumers Energy were without power headed into Tuesday evening.

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How To Report Or File A Damage Claim About Potholes In Grand Rapids And Across Michigan

An early start to winter has brought an early start to pothole season too.

Potholes are causing problems in West Michigan.

Learn how to report potholes and how to file a damage claim if your vehicle is damaged by a pothole.

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West Michigan Job Listings

The West Michigan Jobs Page is dedicated to helping out of work Michiganders find the perfect job.

Our friends at Workbox Staffing are the title sponsor for the page and provide job listings in a wide range of professions. Townsquare Media also has job listing.

If you are an area business or employer and would like to have job listings from your company listed on our jobs page, please fill out the form by clicking the button below.

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New Law Requires Michigan Schools To Have EpiPens

Michigan schools will soon be a little safer for students who suffer from allergies.

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Michigan’s Lower Peninsula Hits Lows Of At Least -22 On Monday Morning

Sometimes dressing in layers just isn't enough.

Monday morning, December 16, was a cold one across Michigan as temperatures reached as low as -22.

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Surfers Hit The Cold Waters Of Lake Michigan [Video]

There are a lot of ways to enjoy winter in Michigan: sledding, ice skating, fishing, snowmobiling.

And surfing? 

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Help for Veterans Here in Michigan

Michigan Veterans, take heart.  At last, a coordinated effort to help Veterans in Michigan.  The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, a newly created agency earlier this year, has been established to be a central coordinating point for all of the existing programs out there.

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Rose Bowl Tickets On Sale To Public On December 10

A limited number of tickets to the Rose Bowl will be sold to the public on December 10.

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Car Seat Usage On Decline In Michigan

Wayne State University has conducted a study on the rate of car seat and booster seat usage in Michigan.

The results of the study are disappointing.

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2013-14 Michigan Flu Season Similar To Last Year’s So Far

It's still relatively early in terms of the flu season, but the 2013-14 flu season has been similar to last year's so far.

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