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Last Minute 2014 Michigan Primary Election Primer [Video]

By Jo Anne Paul | WJIM-AM

For the first time in what is believed to be Michigan history, there is no primary challenge in the same year for the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate race.

And with the lack of big name candidates at the top of the ticket, there is concern the number of voters heading to the polls will hardly offset the cost of holding the elections.

Despite the significance of the outcome of the primary on Tuesday, fewer than one million voters in Michigan are likely to cast ballots, The Detroit News reported today. That would be even less than the all-time low numbers recorded in August 1990.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday.

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Consumers Energy Increases Workforce to Keep Pace With Increased Home Building in Michigan

The number of homes built in Michigan in 2014 is projected to be the highest since 2006.

Consumers Energy has expanded its workforce and made other changes to keep pace with demand.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Conquers Movie Universe

Up until the day it opened, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was a big question mark at the box office.

Could Marvel Studios continue its winning streak with a movie based on a practically unknown comic series that only has light connections to the rest of the films in their cinematic universe?

Early estimates had the film grossing $60 million over the weekend and that would have been perfectly OK. But then it went and eclipsed that estimate in every way.

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Tournament Week Arrives for Inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft [Video]

Tournament week has arrived for the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft.

The 20th stop on the LPGA Tour, the Meijer LPGA Classic is being played Thursday through Aug. 10 at Blythefield Country Club. Walker-based Meijer's nudge for a community-focused LPGA tournament is that all proceeds benefit Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program.

Nine of the top 10 LPGA pros are in the 144-player field, including Stacy Lewis, the No. 1 female golfer in the world; U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie; rookie superstar Lydia Ko; and veterans such as Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson.

Tickets for the Meijer Classic, which has a $1.5 million purse, are still available. Pre-tournament activities start Monday.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Enjoy the Water [Sponsored]

Boaters should enjoy their time on the water, being smart and playing safely while on it.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to be smart while out boating, regardless of whether you're on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, rapids, creek, whitewater course or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Get On Up’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ [Video]

This week, we get the latest Marvel Studios expansion of the 'Avengers' universe, plus a biopic on the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business.

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Detroit Tigers Acquire David Price in Three-Team Trade; Austin Jackson, Drew Smyly Gone

The Detroit Tigers made a big move at today's trade deadline acquiring Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price.

The Tigers gave up outfielder Austin Jackson and starting pitcher Drew Smyly in the 3-team trade.

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Takin’ It Easy with The Eagles

With five No. 1 singles, six Grammy Awards and six No. 1 albums, The Eagles are one of the most successful rock groups from the '70s. They broke up spectacularly, and then regrouped in 1994.

"Desperado." "Take It Easy." "Hotel California." "Take It to the Limit." "Heartache Tonight." "Life in the Fast Lane." "Witchy Woman."

They have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide.

There's three opportunities coming up locally to enjoy their music in person.

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Ypsilanti Man Accused of Calling Cab to Get Rid of Body [Video]

When a cab driver showed up to pick up a customer in Ypsilanti on Saturday, she noticed that something was up.

He was carrying something pretty big covered in a sheet.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Lucy’ Takes Down Mighty ‘Hercules’

This weekend saw two movies named after their lead characters go head-to-head. In one corner, you have 'Lucy.' In the other, 'Hercules.' If you asked the average person who would win in a battle between Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johansson, most would probably side with the guy whose nickname is "The Rock." But the box office this weekend went in a completely different direction.

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Why Michael David Elliot Was Able to Escape From State Prison in Ionia

On February 2, 2014, convicted murderer Michael David Elliot escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan.

A new report lists a variety of reasons why Elliot was able to escape.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Paddle Smart [Sponsored]

Paddle sports are the fastest-growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddle craft, primarily kayaks, being sold annually in the U.S., according to the Water Sports Industry Association and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, rafting and various other paddle sports are thrilling, exciting and fun.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to paddle smart, regardless of whether you are on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, whitewater course, rapids or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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