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Abigail Kopf’s Condition Upgraded From Serious to Fair

Another positive sign for 14-year-old Kalamazoo shooting victim Abigail Kopf. This morning, her family announced Abigail's condition has been upgraded from serious to fair.

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USA Today Names Meijer Gardens Among Best Botanical Gardens, Vote for Meijer Gardens

USA Today has nominated Frederik Meijer Gardens as one of the 20 best botanical gardens in the country. Readers can vote for their favorite through March 28.

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American Kennel Club Presents The Nation's Most Popular Breeds Of 2015
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Spring Lake Dog Gets Braces, National Fame [Video]

A Golden Retriever in Spring Lake named Wesley was born with a bad set of choppers, but a enterprising veterinarian has come up with a solution: doggie braces.

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Star Gazing With the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Star gazing at the Grand Rapids Public Museum can be very exciting. One would think you would be sitting in a comfortable seat in the Chafee Planetarium watching a spectacular show. But noooooooo, not this time.

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Leap Day Discounts in West Michigan

Area restaurants are hooking up Leap Day babies with deals and freebies-- some discounts are even good for everyone!

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Five Places In Grand Rapids That Cook Meat With Fire

When you're suffering from a bad cold and it's snowing outside, you tend to watch WAY too much Netflix. Last week, I stumbled across a series called Cooked, which is the history of cooking. It was fascinating.

The first episode was called 'Fire', which showed how the invention of fire led to the modern barbeque. It made me desire fire grilled meat. Fortunately, Grand Rapids has five places that do that very, very well. 

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The Butterflies Will be Flying at Meijer Gardens Beginning Tomorrow

Can you belive 7,000 tropical butterflies will be flying about at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park beginning tomorrow, March 1?

How exciting that they're baaaack!

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Abigail Kopf is Breathing on Her Own

The family-approved GoFundMe site for 14-year-old Kalamazoo shooting victim Abigail Kopf reports that Abigail is now breathing on her own.

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Former State Representatives Courser and Gamrat Facing Legal Charges

Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat, two former state representatives who were involved in a bizarre scandal last year, will now face legal charges.

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Orchard View Elementary Student Wins River City Water Festival Poster Contest

A poster created by a sixth grader from Orchard View Elementary in Grand Rapids will be used to promote the second annual River City Water Festival which celebrates the Grand River.

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Adopt Leyland From Crash’s Landing

Leyland's stay at Crash's Landing hasn't been a long one, but that doesn't make his need for a permanent home any less urgent.

Please adopt Leyland from Crash's Landing!

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Hospitals Struggle To Treat High Number Of EHEC Patients
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Gilda’s Club, Michigan Blood, Blue Care Network Hosting Blood Drives

It’s often said laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the fourth year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held Monday, February 29 and Thursday, March 3.

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