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The Rapid’s New Silver Line Promises More Efficient Commute [Infographic/Video]

Monday marks the debut of The Rapid's new $39 million Silver Line, which is described as the area's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

The bottom line is this: You'll be able to get from 60th Street to Michigan Street NE and the Medical Mile in less than a half hour. That is 40 percent faster than you can get there using current bus routes with The Rapid.

And like everything else in Grand Rapids -- Beer City USA, there's a brew to celebrate the occasion!

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Major Flooding In Detroit Closes I-94, I-75 [Video]

While we here in West Michigan were "dealing with" a cloudy, dreary Monday, the east side of the state was getting rain all day long. That rain caused a lot of problems on Monday afternoon and evening and will continue to be an issue on Tuesday morning

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Total Closure on 131 in Mecosta County from August 9 – 14

Traveling north during the summer in Michigan is hard enough, but it's about to get even more difficult.

There will be a total closure on northbound US-131 in Mecosta County from August 9 - 14.

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John Rodriguez, ThinkStock
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MDOT: Total Closures on I-96, M-50 This Weekend in Kent County

A bridge demolition will bring total closures to I-96 and M-50 in Kent County this weekend.

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Hiking Tips — 7 Ways to Enjoy a Healthy Hike This Summer

Hiking is an excellent activity for exercise, exploring and family bonding, but it can also be dangerous if you aren’t prepared.

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MDOT Suspending Road Projects Over Independence Day Weekend

AAA Michigan says 1.4 million people will be hitting Michigan's roads over the holiday weekend.

Many of MDOT's projects will be suspended to allow for easier travel.

See which lanes will be opened and make plans for safe traveling this weekend.

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Big Construction Project on U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids Starts July 7

Your commute may become a bit more challenging after the holiday weekend.

A major construction project on U.S. 131 through downtown Grand Rapids begins on Monday, July 7.

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Bad News For Your Fourth of July Weekend: Gasoline Prices Hit Six-Year Holiday High

Expect to pay more at the pump this summer.

Conflicts in Iraq have caused gas to go up substantially.

According to AAA, 41 million people are expected to hit the road during this Fourth of July weekend, and experts say get ready to pay more at the pump.

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U.S. World Cup Soccer Team or Domino’s Delivery Drivers?

It was a great win last night for our beloved U.S. Men's National Soccer Team in the World Cup, but why are they dressed like Domino's delivery drivers from the '80s?

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Michigan Memorial Day Weekend Road Construction – 2014

The roads will be packed over Memorial Day weekend in Michigan.

Many lanes which have been closed will reopen for the holiday weekend.

Some lanes will not open.

Check the list of Memorial Day weekend construction projects in Michigan before you go and make your trip a little smoother.

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San Diego Wildfires Are Frightening [Video]

The wildfires that have swept their way through San Diego are bad. Just how bad? See for yourself. A resident of the city captured some intense footage of the inferno while driving.

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National 9/11 Museum Dedicated Today [Video]

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are helping dedicate the new National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York today.

The memorial includes artifacts from that fateful day on Sept. 11, 2001.

What will always strike me about that day is the direct contrast between the picture perfect late summer day, and the horror unfolding in front of our eyes on television.

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