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Rachel Kramer
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Lake Effect: Grand Rapids’, West Michigan’s Winter 2014-15 Weather Forecast [Video]

After last winter, many us are approaching this winter with caution.

Today probably didn't help: snow on Halloween?

The National Weather Service's winter weather forecast is out. All we can say is make sure those snow blowers and shovels are ready if you live, work and/or play -- not to mention drive or travel -- between U.S. 131 and the Lake Michigan shore in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Ian Hitchcock, Getty Images
Ian Hitchcock, Getty Images
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Free Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties in Grand Rapids, Grand Haven

The solar eclipse expected around dusk tonight may be safely seen at viewing parties in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven.

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Thomas Frieden press conference on Ebola
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Nurse in Dallas Becomes First Ebola Patient Infected in U.S.; CDC Urges Calm

The second-ever diagnosis of Ebola in America occurred this weekend, but still, there's no reason to panic. You won't catch Ebola, don't worry.

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How Often Do You Check Your Phone?

Admit it -- you're addicted to your phone. But just how bad is your addiction?

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Ingram Publishing, ThinkStock
Ingram Publishing, ThinkStock
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Wyoming Police Officers Tweet During Shift

Two City of Wyoming police officers gave the public a unique ride-along on Wednesday.

Officers Kelli Duimstra and Margo Clark live-tweeted during their shift.

They discussed the calls they were responding to, K9 dogs, panhandlers, Slurpees, and more.

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Google’s Self-Driving Car [Video]

George Jetson has arrived.  We're close to having self-driving cars on the road!

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Nurcholis Anhari Lubis, Getty Images
Nurcholis Anhari Lubis, Getty Images
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How To Make Your Own Ant Bait

Warmer temperatures can bring unwelcome visitors to your house.

And ants too!

Get crafty, make your own ant bait, and keep ants out of your house.

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Teen Sets Record for Fastest Texting [Video]

Kids today. They sure know their texting.

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WZZM
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Order From Amazon and get Package in Thirty Minutes

I was watching 60 Minutes Sunday night in amazement.  Amazon.com is testing delivering packages using drones.  No kidding, drones!  CEO Jeff Bezos said so on the CBS TV news show 60 Minutes Sunday.

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Dr. James Ashley (WZZM)
Dr. James Ashley (WZZM)
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Grand Rapids “Blandford Environmental Ed Program” Welcomes Graduate Dr. James Ashley

The Blandford Environmental Education Program has a right to be proud of its many accomplishments.  The past 40 years have seen success after success.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13 reports one of t

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How Do You Wash Your Hair in Space? Watch (video)

This is really a neat video because we always have a lot of questions regarding space.....living in space.  You know, not questions about performing the work-tasks the astronauts have to do, but questions about normal human needs...personal hygiene.

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New Phone App for Parents to Help You Have a Drug Talk With Your Kids

There are many things that parents find difficult to talk about with their kids.  Sex, alcohol and drugs are three of the biggest.  I can remember trying to have the "sex talk" with my kids.  I'm not sure, but I think I kept saying, talk to your mother.

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