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Courtesy of the West Michigan Whitecaps
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West Michigan Whitecaps Announce Their New Menu Item for 2016 Season

Looks like you'll be able to get some "Dutch Love" at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer. The flatbread sandwich has been named the winner of the 2016 Fan Food Vote.

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Kent and Kalamazoo County’s Population/Mental Health Provider Ratio Among Lowest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are looking at some of the highest and lowest rated health measures found in West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to mental health providers in Kent County and Kalamazoo County are among the lowest in Michigan.

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April 9 is ‘Play Ball’ at Fifth Third Ball Park and There are Some Exciting Changes at the Park

The countdown is on! With the West Michigan Whitecaps’ 23rd Opening Day next week, Saturday, April 9 at Fifth Third Ballpark, the place is buzzing with activity. Several upgrades to the facility’s seating areas should be completed before the first pitch.

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Michigan Woman Trades Twitter Handle for $5,000 in Bottled Water for Flint

Dearborn woman, Diana Hussein, has given up her Twitter handle for a good cause.

Hussein handed over @DietDrPepper to the company who owns Dr Pepper in exchange for $5,000 in bottled water for Flint, The Detroit Free Press Reports

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University of Michigan Device Keeps Transplant Hearts Beating While in Transit [Video]

Despite advances in organ transplantation, the way donor hearts are moved from hospital to hospital remains low-tech: stored on ice and carried in a store-bought cooler.

The University of Michigan Health System is testing a new high-tech heart box that circulates blood from the donor to the heart so that it continues throbbing while in transit.

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Muskegon and Ionia Counties Among the Most Obese in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report is out. This week, we are examining the results to see what they teach us about West Michigan.

The report says Muskegon and Ionia counties are among the most obese in Michigan.

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Jill Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Jill the dog came calling today.

Yes, Jill visited with Andy Rent as he talked about her on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Detroit Red Wings Celebrate Gordie Howe’s Upcoming 88th Birthday [Video]

There was a sold out crowd in attendance at Joe Louis Arena Monday night to watch the Detroit Red Wings take on the Buffalo Sabres. They were also there to wish a very special Happy Birthday to Red Wings' great Gordie Howe, who will soon celebrate his 88th birthday.

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Allegan County Residents Among the Best Sleepers in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report is out. This week, we are looking at what we learned about West Michigan from the report.

The report says Allegan County residents are some of the best sleepers in Michigan.

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Governor Snyder: #NewPipesForFlint
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Former Michigan Speaker Of The House Curtis Hertel Sr. Dies At Age Of 63

Former Michigan Speaker of the House Curtis Hertel Sr. died suddenly on Sunday, March 27.

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Consumers Energy’s Seven Oldest Coal Plants are Shutting Down

Consumers Energy's seven oldest coal plants are shutting down by April 15 after more than 60 years in Michigan.

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Animal Rescue Centres Feel The Strain After Christmas Pets Are Abandoned
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Canine Influenza Outbreak in Chicago, No Immediate Threat in Michigan

An outbreak of canine influenza requiring the treatment of 100 dogs has closed a Chicago animal shelter. Last spring, more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area became sick, according to NBC Chicago.

However, there have been no widespread reports of canine influenza in Michigan.

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