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Photo courtesy of the Offrink Family
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West Michigan Mother of Two, Fighting Cancer with Husband, Dies

A West Michigan mother of two, who along with her husband was fighting cancer, has passed away.

Shelby Offrink passed away on Sunday, June 28 at the age of 31.

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Darren McCollester/Getty Images
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Michigan Battling West Nile Virus, Avian Flu and Chronic Wasting Disease

Michigan's first cases of avian flu and West Nile virus were confirmed in early June. Chronic wasting disease was discovered in free-ranging deer in Michigan at the end of May.

The Michigan DNR and others are working to stop the spread of all three.

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Michigan Named the Best State in the U.S. by Website

A website has confirmed something we Michiganders have known for years: we live in the best state in America!

Thrillist ranked all 50 states in their list of "The Definitive and Final Ranking of all 50 States."

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New Movies Include ‘Ted 2,’ ‘Max’ and ‘Big Game’ [Video]

This week's new releases will attempt to give Inside Out and Jurassic World some competition.

View all of this week's new movies with full trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Members of Team USA, left to right: Shelley Irwin, AJ Herbel, Kim Albin, Brandon Thorpe, Kristen Zhang (Grand Rapids Triathlon)
Members of Team USA, left to right: Shelley Irwin, AJ Herbel, Kim Albin, Brandon Thorpe, Kristen Zhang (Grand Rapids Triathlon)
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Local Triathlon Athletes Competing in Sweden for Team USA

Big congratulations to local Triathlon athletes who qualified for Team USA and are competing in Sweden!

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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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Coldwell Banker Ajs (Casc) via Realtor.com
Coldwell Banker Ajs (Casc) via Realtor.com
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The Most Expensive Home for Sale in Grand Rapids That You Probably Can’t Afford

We all have dreams of winning the Powerball jackpot and buying a new, spacious home in a great area of town. Maybe with a view of a lake.

Well, if you've achieved the winning the Powerball dream, and you're looking for that home in Grand Rapids, we've found it - the most expensive home for sale in Grand Rapids. 

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Astronaut Tweets Photo of Detroit from Space [Photo]

Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a friendly hello to residents of Detroit from 249 miles up in space Wednesday.

Kelly snapped a photo of the city, the Detroit River, Windsor and part of Belle Isle from the International Space Station and shared it via Twitter along with his greeting "#Detroit. Pleased to make your acquaintance. #YearInSpace."

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Goats Return to Kill Invasive Species in Ottawa County

Ottawa County has again decided to use adorable four-legged friends to help control invasive plant species in their parks.

The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department has brought in a herd of goats to Bur Oak Landing to help get rid of Oriental bittersweet, honeysuckle, autumn olive, multi-flora rose and bucktorn, according to a release from the county.

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Pregnant Woman & Unborn Child Murdered in Muskegon

Police in Muskegon Township are currently investigating the murder of a 21-year-old pregnant woman.

Just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to Quail Meadows Apartments for a medical emergency. When officers arrived, they found a male resident who directed them inside a home. Inside, they found the woman, Dominique LaShay Oneal, dead.

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Watch for Northern Lights in Michigan Tonight

The National Weather Service says a severe geomagnetic storm that began Monday is continuing today. The storm could make the northern lights visible from Michigan tonight.

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Michigan Landowners Can Earn $25 per Acre by Making Land Available to Hunters

Landowners can earn up to $25 per acre through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Hunting Access Program.

The program provides private-land hunting opportunities in southern Michigan and the eastern Upper Peninsula.

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