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West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest’s Winner Is From Holland: Cody Overway

There are definitely some rim-rattling potholes to be found in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan.

It's not difficult to find those stinkin' tire-killers! Just go out and drive a little.

One hundred thirty people from across Michigan shared what they believed were the worst potholes around and entered West Michigan's Worst Pothole Contest, sponsored by Schneider Tire Outlet, Inc., of Marne.

After poring through those eye-opening entries, West Michigan's Worst Pothole is found in Holland.

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Steve Frost, ThinkStock
Steve Frost, ThinkStock
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The Atlantic Calls Western Michigan University’s Education Degree ‘Waste of Money’

The Atlantic magazine has published a report of the college degrees with the best and worst values in the country.

Western Michigan University's undergraduate education program for out-of-state students was listed among the worst in the country.

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David McNew, Getty Images
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Monday’s warm temperatures fall far short of record highs in West Michigan

West Michigan enjoyed the warmest temperatures we've seen in months on Monday, March 31.

It was nice, but not even close to record highs.

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Today’s the Deadline to Enroll In Obamacare

You've heard it talked about non-stop for months (if not years, it seems).

Today is the deadline for all Americans to enroll in what many (if not most) refer to as "Obamacare".

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Warmer weather has Kent County workers patching potholes

High temperatures are hitting over 60 degrees today in West Michigan.

The warm weather brings outdoor fun for some and more work for others.

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Kids' Food Basket
Kids' Food Basket
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Go Orange Day in West Michigan

Thousands of students, businesses, and individuals are wearing orange today to raise awareness of childhood hunger in West Michigan.

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The ‘R-Word’ Will Be Removed From Michigan Laws

A word that's been used in many different Michigan laws for years will now be removed from the books completely.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed legislation Friday morning that will remove the word "retarded" from all state laws that currently contain the word. 

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Federal Government Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of roughly 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those marriages on hold.

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Now That Winter’s Over (Almost), Prepare For the Next Season In Michigan: Road Construction

As the old joke goes, there are two seasons in Michigan: winter and road construction.

The Michigan Department of Transportation has released a comprehensive list of where the orange barrels will be blooming this spring and summer in the Grand Rapids area.

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Photo: Kent County Sheriff's Department
Photo: Kent County Sheriff's Department
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UPDATE: Missing Byron Center woman found

UPDATE: The Kent County Sheriff's Department says the missing Byron Center woman was found in Ottawa County.

She was in good health.

March 27:

The 60-year-old woman with dementia went missing from her home in Byron Center yesterday

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Kids' Food Basket
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Fighting childhood hunger in West Michigan with Kids’ Food Basket [Audio]

Go Orange! Day is Friday, March 28.

Thousands will help raise awareness of childhood hunger in West Michigan.

Learn what you can do to help stop hunger.

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Gov. Snyder: Marriages Were Legal, But Michigan Will Not Recognize Them Unless Stay Is Lifted [Video]

Michigan will not recognize the more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend (though the marriages were performed legally at the time) before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay marriage, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday.

The announcement was made just a day after an appeals court  stopped any additional same-sex marriages while it reviews the decision that struck down a 2004 Michigan law that states that marriage only is between a man and a woman.

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