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What Do You Miss Most When The Power Goes Out?

Summer storms have created power outages across West Michigan multiple times this summer.  Automobile and other accidents are among the other reasons for occasional power outages.

Long-lasting outages or outages that occur during extreme hot or cold weather can be serious, but shorter outages are usually nothing more than a nuisance.

What do you miss most when you have a short power outage?

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respectablestreet, Flickr
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Which Rob Bliss Event Is Your Favorite?

Rob Bliss was recently involved in another event, helping Wellspring Prep High School put on a very special beach volleyball game.

This is just one of what has become a very long list of events in West Michigan.

Which Rob Bliss event is your favorite?

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Ron Wurzer, Getty Images
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Would You Support Random Drug Testing Of Students At Your Child’s School?

Galesburg-Augusta High School will begin random drug testing of their students this fall.

Students who participate in extracurricular activities or who purchase a parking pass for the Galesburg-Augusta High School parking lot will be eligible to be tested.

The plan is controversial, to say the least.

Would you support random drug testing of students at your child's school?

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Michael Regan, Getty Images
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Russian Olympic Jackets – Awesome Or Awful?

The Olympics are all about bringing the world together to celebrate sports and competition.  But sometimes there are distractions.

Politics and performance enhancing drugs occasionally create issues at the Games, but sometimes the distraction is something a little less serious...like a jacket.

The Russian Olympic warm up jackets have received strongly mixed reviews.

What do you think?  Are the 2012 Russian Olympic warm up jackets awesome or just awful?

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Al Bello, Getty Images
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Is Michael Phelps The Greatest Olympic Athlete Of All Time?

Michael Phelps has made Olympic history.

Phelps' total of 22 medals is the most anyone has ever won and has many talking about where he ranks among the all-time Olympic greats.

Phelps has finished the 2012 Olympic Games with 6 medals, 4 gold and 2 silver.  That gives Phelps 18 gold medals over his Olympic career.  Amazing.  But is it enough to be considered the greatest ever?

Is Michael Phelps the greatest Olympic athlete of all time?

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
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‘The Brady Bunch’ Returning To TV – What Show Would You Like To See Return?

Hollywood is officially out of ideas.

The Brady Bunch is coming back to TV.

The reboot of The Brady Bunch is being executive produced by Vince Vaughn for CBS.  It will follow a divorced Bobby Brady who remarries and ends up with a Brady bunch of his own.

It seems that eventually every show will be remade, so why not help network executives choose the next one?

What show would you like to see return to TV?

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Teaukura Moetaua, Getty Images
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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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incountingufoz, Flickr
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Do Your Kids Drink Too Much Juice?

Childhood obesity is an ongoing concern across our country.  Keeping kids active and making sure they eat good foods are a couple of ways to keep kids healthy.

Making sure kids drink healthy is important too.

Juice can be healthy, but too much juice can add unnecessary calories.  Let's take a look at the experts' recommendations and find out how much is enough.

Are your kids drinking too much juice? 

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Doug Wertman, Flickr
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Are Motorcyclists Who Don’t Wear Helmets More Likely To Cause Accidents?

This spring, Michigan's motorcycle helmet law was repealed allowing riders to ride without a helmet.  Not surprisingly, statistics have shown that riders who don't wear helmets who are in accidents are more likely to sustain serious injury when in an accident than riders who do wear helmets.

Riding with a helmet is safer.  In fact, some numbers suggest that riders who wear helmets may be safer riders and less likely to cause an accident than those who don't.

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What Is Your Favorite Michigan Destination For Kids’ Summer Adventure?

Back-to-school sales may have already started, but we have a lot of summer left.

Whether you have a long vacation planned or are just trying to cram as much fun into every remaining summer night and weekend, it's good to have options.  Especially if you have kids to entertain.

Fortunately, Michigan has many options for those seeking a little summertime fun.

What is your favorite Michigan destination for kids' summer adventure?

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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 Hospitals Stop Giving Away Baby Formula? – Poll Of The Day

Breastfeeding is good for babies.  No, breastfeeding is GREAT for babies.  But, for varying reasons, it is not always an option for every family.

Hospitals have been sending home new Moms with gift

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