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Adopt Miss Katy From Crash’s Landing

As we prepare to celebrate our country's independence, why not show your patriotism by giving back and adopting a cat who needs a home?

Meet Miss Katy from Crash's Landing!

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Members of Team USA, left to right: Shelley Irwin, AJ Herbel, Kim Albin, Brandon Thorpe, Kristen Zhang (Grand Rapids Triathlon)
Members of Team USA, left to right: Shelley Irwin, AJ Herbel, Kim Albin, Brandon Thorpe, Kristen Zhang (Grand Rapids Triathlon)
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Local Triathlon Athletes Competing in Sweden for Team USA

Big congratulations to local Triathlon athletes who qualified for Team USA and are competing in Sweden!

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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Looking for a Job? Construction May be Your Answer and Today is the Day

As West Michigan continues to see an uptick in the demand for new homes and commercial construction projects, the shortage of skilled labor has become more prevalent. Because of the need for tradesmen and women in the construction industry, the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids (HBAGGR) has teamed up with the Construction Workforce Development Alliance of West Michigan and Michigan Works! to host its inaugural Construction Career Fair (CCF). The career fair will take place today, Thursday, June 25, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Michigan Works! (215 Straight Ave. NW, Grand Rapids).

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Video Shows Portland Tornado, Tree Getting Thrown Down Street

On June 22, an EF-1 tornado struck Portland, Michigan, damaging dozens of homes and businesses.

Watch as the tornado strikes and a tree is ripped from its roots in a video shot across the street from Portland City Hall at Grider-Portland Agency.

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Goats Return to Kill Invasive Species in Ottawa County

Ottawa County has again decided to use adorable four-legged friends to help control invasive plant species in their parks.

The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department has brought in a herd of goats to Bur Oak Landing to help get rid of Oriental bittersweet, honeysuckle, autumn olive, multi-flora rose and bucktorn, according to a release from the county.

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GVSU’s New $55 Million Science Hall to Open This Fall [Video]

The new P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science on Grand Valley State University's Allendale campus is finishing up construction and set to open for classes on August 31.

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Pregnant Woman & Unborn Child Murdered in Muskegon

Police in Muskegon Township are currently investigating the murder of a 21-year-old pregnant woman.

Just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to Quail Meadows Apartments for a medical emergency. When officers arrived, they found a male resident who directed them inside a home. Inside, they found the woman, Dominique LaShay Oneal, dead.

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Photo: Spectrum Health
Photo: Spectrum Health
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Spectrum Health Breaks Ground to Expand Rehab and Nursing Center

Health care in Grand Rapids, and West Michigan just keeps getting better.

Spectrum Health is holding a ceremonial groundbreaking event today, Tuesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at its Rehab and Nursing Center at 4118 Kalamazoo Avenue in Grand Rapids. The facility, which was originally built in 1964, is being expanded and renovated to better serve patients.

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Matt Milhouse
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2015 West Michigan Chalk Art Festival [Photos]

The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival brought children, artists and spectators to Byron Center on Friday and Saturday for the sixth annual event.

View some of the work on display over the weekend.

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Courtesy of Luke Gagnon via Twitter
Courtesy of Luke Gagnon via Twitter
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PHOTOS: EF-1Tornado Confirmed In Portland

7:00pm UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down for approximately 10 minutes at roughly 2:30 p.m.

5:15pm UPDATE: Emergency Services have advised us that they are conducting searches with dogs, to make sure the area is clear, and there are no people trapped in homes or buildings.

There are also reports of possible gas leaks, and Consumers Energy is on site to help with any possible gas leaks.

Please consider the city of Portland closed at this time. Do not try to travel through or go to Portland, let them do their work to make sure everyone is safe.

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Severe Weather to Move Into West Michigan Monday

Monday began with sunny skies, but storms have been developing to the west and are advancing quickly into West Michigan.

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