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Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids Location to Host Job Fair on June 6

Tanger Outlets has announced that it will host a job fair on June 6, 2015, to hire more than 900 employees for the new Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids, which is scheduled to open on July 31, 2015.

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Meet Nyla From Crash’s Landing

Some cats at Crash's Landing have been there for a long time, while some are short-term residents.

Nyla came to Crash's Landing at the end of 2014. We hope her stay is a short one.

Can you adopt Nyla?

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Should Whether a High School is Public or Private be Considered When Creating Sports Divisions? [Poll]

The recently announced realignment of the divisions in the O-K Conference did not come without some controversy.

Not all schools were happy with the results, but it was more surprising to hear that "alignment was affected by public schools not wanting to play parochial schools".

Should whether a high school is public or private be considered when creating sports divisions?

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Rockford Changes its Name – For Two Weeks

In the spirit of winning another Calder Cup...hint, hint, hint, the city of Rockford has announced it is only prudent that they now be called "Griffinville." Sounds crazy, huh? 

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Saul Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

 

Saul the cat came calling today.

Saul visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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The Discovery of King Tut Exhibition Opens at the Grand Rapids Public Museum May 16

The much anticipated exhibition,The Discovery of King Tut, will make its Great
Lakes Region debut at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on May 16, 2015. Visitors will experience what it was like for Howard Carter and his team when they first discovered the tomb of Tutakhamun in1922.

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West Michigan Election Day Results – May 5, 2015

Today, Michigan voters decided if the state sales tax would be increased from six percent to seven percent.

Voters in Byron Township, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Grand Haven, Hudsonville, Kentwood, West Ottawa and other communities also had issues on the ballot.

Results are in.

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Polls Open Until 8PM, View Your Sample Ballot and Polling Location

Today, Michigan votes on Proposal 1 which would increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7%. Many voters in West Michigan face additional issues on the ballot.

Prepare to vote with a look at your sample ballot and polling location.

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West Michigan Earthquake Strikes During Pastor’s Nepal Relief Sermon

Where were you around 12:25p.m. Saturday? Did you feel a weird rumbling/ quaking?

I've heard some interesting tales of what people thought it was-- a car accident, odd thunder on an otherwise gorgeous and sunny day, houseguests wrestling in another room (this comes from my little brother who's 24, for which that would be a totally normal thing).

Turns out, it was an actual earthquake here in West Michigan.

And that moment was caught on tape at a church in Paw Paw, where a pastor was giving a sermon on donating to the Nepal earthquake relief fund.

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West Michigan Experiences Saturday Afternoon Earthquake

Did you feel your house shake early Saturday afternoon? Turns out you're not alone. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has confirmed that what we felt while sitting and binge-watching Netflix was, in fact. an earthquake. 

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Ride’ and ‘Any Day’ [Video]

This week's new releases are lead by The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. There are other less-hyped new movies to choose from too. View them all with full trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes.

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OK Conference Realigns, Adds Teams for 2016-17 Season

WZZM reports that OK Conference officials voted on Wednesday to eliminate the OK Bronze division.

Other divisions will be realigned and two schools will join the OK Conference. Fruitport will be added to the OK Black and Spring Lake will be added to the OK Blue.

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