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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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Janet Koelling, ThinkStock
Janet Koelling, ThinkStock
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Bell’s Oberon is Back

Happy Oberon Day, West Michigan!

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Anand Soundarajan, ThinkStock
Anand Soundarajan, ThinkStock
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Muskegon Boys Basketball Wins State Championship

Muskegon boys basketball capped off a perfect season on Saturday with the Class A state championship!

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Allison Shelley/Pool, Getty Images
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President Obama tweets at Kalamazoo Central grad about basketball

President Obama spoke at Kalamazoo Central's commencement ceremony in 2010.

On March 22, President Obama used Twitter to reach out to one of the students he met in Kalamazoo.

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Grand Rapids Man Charged in Death of Michigan State Student from Middleville

A Grand Rapids man has been formally charged in the Feb. 1 off-campus death of a Michigan State University student from Middleville.

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National Weather Service
National Weather Service
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Grand Rapids Area Weekend River Flooding Update

A flood advisory continues for Kent and Ionia counties until further notice.

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An advocate of traditional marriage protests in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Detroit. A gay couple from Michigan sued to have Michigan's ban on gay marriage and gay adoption overturned. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
An advocate of traditional marriage protests in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Detroit. A gay couple from Michigan sued to have Michigan's ban on gay marriage and gay adoption overturned. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Michigan’s Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down by Federal Judge

Michigan's 10-year-old ban on gay marriage was ruled unconstitutional, a federal judge determined today.

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's ruling said the ban violates the U.S. Constitution's Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette promptly filed an emergency request seeking to set aside Friedman's ruling. Michigan law currently defines a marriage as the union between one man and one woman

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Courtesy Western Michigan University
Courtesy Western Michigan University
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Western Michigan University Student from Allendale Found Dead in Her Residence

A 19-year-old student from Allendale was found dead this morning in her Western Michigan University residence hall room in Kalamazoo, WMU officials said today.

The WMU student was identified as Alyssa Olafson, a freshman majoring in pre-health and human services and a 2013 graduate of Allendale High School. She had made the dean's list her first semester last fall.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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Help raise awareness of childhood hunger in West Michigan [Video]

We're teaming with Kids' Food Basket to raise awareness of childhood hunger in West Michigan.

It's easy to join us!

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National Weather Service Grand Rapids
National Weather Service Grand Rapids
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Grand River Ice Jam Alert Issued; Flood Watch in Kent and Ottawa Counties

A flood watch is in effect in Kent and Ottawa counties through Friday morning because of the potential for ice jams in the Grand River, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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Matt Milhouse
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Fenian’s Irish Pub in Conklin named one of the “most authentic Irish pubs in America”

As always, Fenian's Irish Pub in Conklin was busy on St. Patrick's Day.

The pub is well-known for it's St. Patrick's Day parade. It's also known for hosting authentic Irish music throughout the year.

Word is spreading.

Fenian's has been named one of the most authentic Irish pubs in the country.

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