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Flu Levels On Rise in Michigan and Kent County

The latest report from the Michigan Department of Community Health shows a big spike in reports of flu-like symptoms across Michigan.

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Latest Forecast Predicts White Christmas for West Michigan

As we were sweating out a 50 degree day today the chance of a white Christmas seemed distant, but the latest weather model suggests otherwise predicting almost 4 inches of snow.

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Flash Mob Sings ‘Amazing Grace’ at RiverTown Crossings Mall in Grandville [Video]

Holiday shoppers at RiverTown Crossings mall in Grandville received a big surprise when a flash mob sang "Amazing Grace" on Saturday.

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Weekend Box Office Report: Audiences Pass Over ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Sometimes, a film can effortlessly open at number one at the box office while still being a pretty huge disaster. This is the case with ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ which rode a wave of terrible reviews and an even more terrible marketing campaign to a hugely disappointing start. With a lot of big movies opening the next two weeks, the new Biblical epic won’t even find time to grow some legs. Chances are strong that it is dead on arrival.

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Hudsonville Ice Cream’s New Winter Flavors Now Available In Stores

Those of you who have been waiting patiently to try the winner of Hudsonville Ice Cream’s winter contest will have to wait no more. Hudsonville's new winter seasonal flavors are now available in stores.

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It’s Not Always the Thought That Counts with Gift Giving

'Tis the season to be gift giving.

Right?

Well, maybe not.

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Spending Time with Family Matters Most to Us

Before Thanksgiving, I shared about how I thought the perfect gift for your family was to give them your undivided attention.

Well, with Christmas less than two weeks away, that has me thinking about family even more so these days.

As it turns out, spending time with family is what matters most to us. At least according to The Matter More Project.

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Where Do Millennials Still Mostly Shop? Well, the Mall, Of Course

We constantly hear about how online shopping is making things simpler for everyone, and how shopping local is almost passe.

For those uber shoppers -- young women -- that is definitely not so.

How do I know this? Well, I only need to ask the experts at Teen Vogue.

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Michigan State Protests Focus on Columnist George Will’s Rape Stance, Women’s Dignity

An honorary doctorate being awarded by Michigan State University to Washington Post columnist George Will at MSU's fall commencement ceremonies is the focal point of protests in East Lansing today.

More than 800 people had RSVP'd and were expected this morning for protests that were also held earlier this week, according to organizers.

The ignitor is that the protests organizers say Will, who taught at MSU briefly the 1970s. They claim Will has a history of provocative statements and writings compromising and discrediting the severity of rape.

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon has released a statement saying that while the conservative Will's "visit will be painful for many, ... it does not mean the university wishes to cause survivors of sexual assault distress. And it does not mean we are backing away from our commitment to continuously improving our response to sexual assault."

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Michigan Tightens Rules On Vaccinations

Starting Jan. 1, the Michigan Department of Community Health will have more rules going into effect that will make it harder for parents to refuse immunizing their children.

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Mona Shores Football’s Tyree Jackson Named High School Athlete of the Week [Video]

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Proposal Would Give City of Holland $300,000 for Non-Motorized Bridge

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board of trustees has recommended to the state legislature that 69 recreational development projects and land acquisitions totaling $24.7 million be funded in 2015.

Among the projects is $300,000 for a non‐motorized bridge across the Macatawa River.

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