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Chick-fil-A Embattled In Controversy Over Anti-Gay Marriage Remarks
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Chick-fil-A Announces First 100 Customers Get Free Food For A Year

In keeping with Chick-fil-A tradition, the Gaines Township location will be offering free food for a year to its first 100 customers.  Starting on Wednesday, January 11th at 6am, you'll be able to camp out front of the newest Chik-fil-A location at Edgeknoll Drive off of Kalamazoo Avenue...

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Michigan Students Are Now Required to Learn CPR

Starting in the new school year, Michigan students will be required to learn CPR. The legislation, which was just passed in December, goes into effect beginning in the 2017-18 school year...

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Detroit Deals With Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold
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Michigan Near Top Of List For Worst Winters In U.S.

How would you rank Michigan’s winter, compared to the other states? Thrillist did just that; ranked all 50 states on the level of how horrible the winters are..

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Exterminators Tackle Growing U.S. Bed Bug Problem
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Bed Bugs a Growing Problem in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids has again landed on Orkin's annual list of the Top 50 Bed Bug Cities. This year, Grand Rapids climbed three spots on the list.

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Things Have Sure Changed in the Past 100 Years

 

Time flies when you're having fun. Actually, you don't have to be having fun, because time flies, period.

Change! Change is the only constant in ones life. And, with time flying so fast, and change right along with it, my, what change we have seen over the years. What was it like, say, 100 years ago?

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MAC Championship - Western Michigan v Ohio
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The Cotton Bowl’s ArtPrize Moment: Giant Mascots Made of Tires

Remember when Dallas was going to host an expansion of ArtPrize?

The three-year agreement was set to begin in 2016, but ArtPrize Dallas was cancelled because of funding and some who "saw the concept as threatening to the status quo."

It seems Dallas is having second thoughts after introducing two ArtPrize-like sculptures made out of tires.

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Camden Parks, Crash's Landing
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Start the New Year by Adopting Rowdy From Crash’s Landing

One look at Rowdy and you will understand that this is one cat who does not live up to his name.

Adopt Rowdy from Crash's Landing.

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Get FREE Coffee From Starbucks if You Find a ‘Pop-Up Cheer Party’

As a way to close out 2016, Starbucks is celebrating with "10 Days of Cheer." And what way does Starbucks spread cheer the best? Free coffee, obviously...

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Substitute Teachers are Desperately Needed in Michigan

Michigan is facing a shortage of substitute teachers and it's having a direct affect on schools.

The Detroit Free Press says the lack of substitute teachers,
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Bye, Bye Kmart and Other Grand Rapids Businesses

2016 was quite a year, huh? We elected, and will be swearing in, a new President very soon, had to say goodbye to so many movie stars, recording artists, and others, who have made a difference, or had an effect, in our lives. And, locally, we have seen many, popular, or formally popular, businesses close up. 

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New Pizza Place Coming to Grand Rapids!

You can never have too much pizza!

Coming in 2017, Grand Rapids will be getting a new pizzeria, Herb & Fire. This will be the second West Michigan location for the restaurant which will open at Celebration Village in Grand Rapids.

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Sheldon the Cat Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday

Sheldon the cat, came calling today.

Sheldon visited with Andy Rent as he talked about her on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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