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Governor Snyder Declares State Of Disaster In Grand Rapids, Ionia, And 19 Counties Due To Flooding

Governor Rick Snyder has declared parts of West Michigan a state of disaster.

The declaration will help to ensure that all state resources will be available to those recovering from flooding.

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Elections Held Across Michigan On May 7

Dozens of special elections are being held in Michigan on Tuesday, May 7.

There are elections in Hudsonville, Wyoming, Zeeland, Otsego, Holland, Grandville, and many other West Michigan locations.

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chris winters, flickr
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Should The State Of Michigan Sell Lottery Tickets Online? [Poll]

The State of Michigan is currently considering allowing the sale of lottery tickets online.

Some support the sales as a way to increase revenue.

Some are opposed.

Should the State of Michigan sell lottery tickets online?

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Should 911 Recordings Be Considered Public Information In Michigan? [Poll]

We occasionally hear 911 recordings in the news.

The recordings are available to anyone through the Freedom of Information Act.

At least one Michigan lawmaker would like to change the availability of those recordings.

Should 911 recordings be considered public information? 

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hendricks photos, flickr
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Should Minors Be Allowed To Use Tanning Salons? [Poll]

Many students and families prepared for warm and sunny spring break trips by making a few trips to a tanning salon.

A proposed law would make it illegal for minors to use a tanning salon in Michigan.

Should minors be allowed to use tanning salons?

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Should Grand Rapids Ban Large Sugary Drinks? [Poll]

A ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces was set to go in effect in New York City on March 12.

It was struck down by a judge on March 11.

Should Grand Rapids consider a similar measure and ban large sugary drinks?

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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How Much Incentive Money Should Michigan Give To The Film Industry? [Poll]

Since the start of the program, Michigan's incentives for the film industry have been controversial.

The controversy has returned to the spotlight as Michigan's next budget takes shape.

How much incentive money should Michigan give to the film industry?

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Michigan May Raise Blood Alcohol Limit From .08 To .10 For Drivers

Prior to 2003, drivers in Michigan weren't considered drunk unless they had a blood alcohol content of .10.

Current law sets the legal blood alcohol level at .08. The legal blood alcohol level will return to the pre-2003 level of .10 this fall unless a new law is voted in.

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Do You Watch The State Of The Union Address? [Poll]

The 2013 State of the Union Address is Tuesday, February 12 at 9:00pm.

Will you be watching?

Do you ever watch the State of the Union Address?

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President Reagan/GVSU
President Reagan/GVSU
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Sneak-Peek Premiere of “The Reagan Presidency” on PBS at GVSU

Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies and WGVU Public Media will host an early premiere of a new PBS television special, “The Reagan Presidency”, tonight, January 17.

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Petition To Recognize Westboro Baptist Church As Hate Group Is White House’s Most Popular Ever

The Westboro Baptist Church is likely one of the most hated groups of people in America in recent years, but everything that they do, according to U.S. law is completely legal. Many steps have been made to stop the group from protesting at the funerals of soldiers, children, and even famous people. And now, there's a very popular petition in place that could silence them for good.

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Matt Milhouse
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The Six-Year-Old Who Would Be President

Now that the election is over we can take some time off from all of the bickering that goes along with campaigning, right?

Not quite.  It never really stops.

4 years from now it will be time to change again and there's one six-year-old who is campaigning on a platform we can all agree with.

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