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‘Little House on The Prairie’ Actress Melissa Gilbert Running For Congress in Michigan

Actress Melissa Gilbert, who we all know and love for her portrayal of the loveable Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie”, has announced that she will run for Congress in Michigan’s 8th District.

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West Michigan Election Results: August 4, 2015

Elections in West Michigan today included decisions on Grand Rapids mayor, Kentwood Commissioner, and school proposals in Comstock Park and Hudsonville.

Results are in.

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New Dishwasher Efficiency Rules Could Leave Your Dishes Dirty

The Department of Energy (DOE) introduced a proposal in December which would require new dishwashers to use no more than 3.1 gallons per cycle. Regulations were lowered from 6.5 gallons to 5.0 gallons on May 30, 2013.

Dishwasher manufacturers say that's too strict.

The DOE says no final decisions have been made.

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Average Americans Fail U.S. History Test [Video]

The 4th of July, 2015, is behind us, and it was a wonderful weekend as we celebrated our creation of this country when we declared, and fought for, our independence from Great Britain. But, after watching this video I have to tell you, America, we have a problem!

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King and Queen of the Netherlands Visit Grand Rapids [Photos]

The king and queen of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, visited Grand Rapids today as part of their 3-day tour of the United States.

View a recap of today's visit.

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Democratic Political Strategist Al From Speaking at Ford Museum Tonight

Al From, Democratic political strategist who in the 1980’s helped lead the Democratic party to victory after a decade out of power, will speak at an event hosted by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum tonight, May 20.

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Should Whether a High School is Public or Private be Considered When Creating Sports Divisions? [Poll]

The recently announced realignment of the divisions in the O-K Conference did not come without some controversy.

Not all schools were happy with the results, but it was more surprising to hear that "alignment was affected by public schools not wanting to play parochial schools".

Should whether a high school is public or private be considered when creating sports divisions?

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West Michigan Election Day Results – May 5, 2015

Today, Michigan voters decided if the state sales tax would be increased from six percent to seven percent.

Voters in Byron Township, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Grand Haven, Hudsonville, Kentwood, West Ottawa and other communities also had issues on the ballot.

Results are in.

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Should Voting be Mandatory? [Poll]

The idea of mandatory voting has received attention this spring after President Barack Obama discussed it in Cleveland on March 18.

Should voting be mandatory in the United States?

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Polls Open Until 8PM, View Your Sample Ballot and Polling Location

Today, Michigan votes on Proposal 1 which would increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7%. Many voters in West Michigan face additional issues on the ballot.

Prepare to vote with a look at your sample ballot and polling location.

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FLOTUS Loves Honest Kids, Especially This Little Girl [Video]

Michelle Obama, FLOTUS (First Lady of The United States) loves how honest kids are, especially one little girl she encountered Wednesday.

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Today is Safe Delivery of Newborns Day in Michigan

Safe Delivery allows parents to surrender their newborn child no more than 72 hours old to an employee inside and on duty at any hospital, fire department, police station, or by calling 911.

Since 2001, the Safe Delivery of Newborns Law has helped save 155 infants from being abandoned in unsafe locations.

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