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West Michigan Election Results

Tuesday, August 7, was election day in Michigan.

Elections for U.S. Senate, Congressional Districts, and State House grabbed many of the headlines, but there were also many votes at the township and county level.

Results are in.

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Should Websites That Resell Concert/Event Tickets Be Forced To Limit Price Markups?

The last time you missed out on tickets to an event because it sold out before you had a chance to buy, what did you do?

Used to be you were out-of-luck.  That's unless you went to the event and looked for some suspicious looking guys standing on the sidewalk by the venue.  Those guys might have the tickets you're looking for...for the right price.

Today, it's easy to get tickets to almost any event.  Just visit stubhub.com or another website that resells tickets.  You'll find tickets, legally, but they'll often be priced far over face value.  Some Michigan lawmakers don't like the system.

Should there be limits on how much websites like StubHub can mark up tickets?

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Should Watering Bans Be Issued In West Michigan? – Poll Of The Day

The rain most of us have received over the last couple of days has been a relief, but it's not enough to eliminate some of the problems we have been facing in West Michigan.

The weather forecast shows very little rain in the near future.  We'll need more to help reduce the amount of water used for irrigation.

Should watering bans be issued in West Michigan to ensure our supply of water remains safe?

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Should Fireworks Be Temporarily Banned In Michigan Due To Our Dry Conditions? – Poll Of The Day

By now everyone has seen (and heard) that large fireworks are available in Michigan for the first time this year.

Fireworks sales have increased, but so has the potential for danger.  The size of the new fireworks combined with our dry conditions is causing many to become concerned.

Should fireworks be temporarily banned in Michigan due to our dry conditions?

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Today Is Flag Day! How Can You & Grand Rapids Veterans Celebrate?

June 14th, 2012 is Flag Day, so what does that exactly mean?  This is a little story about Flag Day and the celebration of it started...

June 14th is a big day at the Grand Rapids Home for the Veterans too!  Today is a day when the veterans come out for the Flag Day All Wheels Show from 6pm -8pm.  They like to reminisce when they see some of the old cars they drove around the streets of Grand Rapids when they were young men and women.

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Michigan’s “Jim Crow Museum”, In Big Rapids Showcases Largest Collection Of Racist Artifacts

Back in the day, there were plenty of strange, racist artifacts that you would never see these days. And one man has decided to showcase them.

Well, if you have only read about such things or watched them in movies now is your chance to see what early America was really like, the full picture.  It will help you understand a bit more of how we got to where we are today and maybe help you understand that racism in many forms is still alive.

Big Rapids has a new museum but be prepared, it's not for the faint of heart.

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Economist Predicts Massive Inflation Coming, Are You Prepared?

Most of the time I think Donald Trump is a bit of a radical and at times he is led by emotion instead of common sense and reason.  You know those times I'm talking about...

But recently he talked about something called "massive inflation" and this is something I have been worried about for some time now

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Supporters Scream Free Speech For “Go To Hell Barack” Mass Transit Advertisement

Love him or hate him, Democrat or Republican, for him or against him, it's still downright disrespectful to the President of the United States of America!

Every time I see or read something that is this outrageous, it's supporters are always screaming, "Free Speech." Is i

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The Wealthy, Those Motivated By Greed, More Likely To Commit Unethical Acts

I read that headline and actually laughed out loud.  We needed a study to confirm this?  Of course there are always exceptions to this rule.  There are those who are wealthy, altruistic and philanthropic, but I do believe that they are in the minority

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
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Governor Snyder Passes Bill Keeping Protesters Away From Michigan Funerals

I know we live in a land of free speech and the right to protest; but, so much has changed since that was accepted as a civil liberty in our Constitution over 100 years ago.  Respect and consideration for humankind has diminished quite a bit since then, wouldn't you say?

I seriously wonder if our forefathers would have agreed that it was a protected freedom to protest at a funeral where people have lost a loved one

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Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Will Be Speaking At Grand Valley State University Tonight

Presidential candidates Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are visiting our beautiful city but the grandest of them all, in my humble opinion, is former First Daughter Barbara Bush!  She is the CEO and founder of Global Health Corps. and is the speaker this evening at Grand Valley State University.

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Photo by Michigan University/Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Ford Museum Shares Film About The President’s Football Days

When you visit the Ford Presidential Museum right along with the kids, you can learn about a relationship of the President's that formed over 80 years ago.

Willis Ward, was his name.  He and Gerald formed a friendship back in 1931

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