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The Kalamazoo Promise Turns 10 Years Old

This year, The Kalamazoo Promise -- a program where anonymous donors put college education within the reach of every child in Kalamazoo Public Schools -- is celebrating a decade and the fact it has handed out nearly 4,000 scholarships in the past 10 years.

Because of the Kalamazoo Promise, graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools can count on full-tuition scholarships to any community college, public university or, new this year, a select group of private colleges in Michigan.

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Disney On Ice’s ‘Passport to Adventure’ Skates into Grand Rapids [Video]

Mickey and Minnie Mouse and their Disney pals are coming to town when Disney on Ice’s Passport to Adventure skates into Van Andel Arena from Thursday through Sunday.

Tickets are still available, ranging from $12 to $58, with special deals for children.

Show times are 7 p.m. EST Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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‘Portage, MI’ Appears Onscreen During Tonight’s Episode of ‘Modern Family’

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. - ABC switched the city name to Downington, PA. Previews of tonight's episode used the city name of Portage, MI.

An early look at tonight's episode of ABC's Modern Family shows that Portage, Michigan will get a brief onscreen appearance as the location of a fictional online news story.

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Tyree Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

This is Tyree, a 3 and 1/2-year old Black-Lab mix!

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Mini Meth Lab Explodes at Walker Motel

A blaze struck America's Best Value Inn and Suites early Tuesday in Walker, authorities said.

When firefighters arrived around 12:15 a.m., they found remnants of a blaze that had been put out with a fire extinguisher, WZZM-13 reported.

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GVSU Students Build Mobile Device for Child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy [Video]

A group of Grand Valley State University students has created a device that allows a child with type I spinal muscular atrophy to move and be independent.

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Mayor George Heartwell’s Campaign Pushes to Increase Grand Rapids’ Youth Employment

Increasing employment for Grand Rapids youth is a huge goal for 2015, and Mayor George Heartwell is pushing hard to make sure it happens.

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Teen Arrested for Threatening Students at West Catholic High School

A student at West Catholic High School has been arrested following threats made to fellow students on Instagram.

The Grand Rapids Police Department was contacted by administrators at West Catholic on Sunday regarding the threats. Some students were told not to go to school on Monday, while others were told that some type of harm would come to them. 

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Michigan Makes 10 Most Miserable States

As we head out into the coldest day of the year, it's not very gratifying to find out the Mitten State has slipped into the top 10 of the most miserable states in the U.S.

The annual Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index is out, and Michigan is the ninth most miserable state in the union.

At the other end of the spectrum, Alaska is the happiest state.

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Kent County Health Department Investigating Possible Case of Measles [Video]

An 11-month-old girl from Gaines Township is being tested for measles, WZZM-13 reports.

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Old Tulip Time Video Reminds Us of Spring [Video]

With the cold and snow we've been seeing, it's nice to take a moment to look forward to spring and warmer temperatures.

One of West Michigan's annual signs of spring is Tulip Time in Holland.

Take a minute to enjoy an old Tulip Time video and think warm temperatures.

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New Movies (This Weekend) Include ‘The DUFF,’ ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ and ‘McFarland, USA’ [Video]

Want to stay out of the cold and in a movie theater?

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel, Kevin Costner and Maria Bello are among the stars of this weekend's new movie releases.

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