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A Few Less Construction Zones this Weekend

Will you be traveling this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you will not be alone! AAA predicts that 1.2 million people from Michigan will travel 50 miles or more away from home this weekend. That number would be a 2.5% increase from the 2016 Memorial Day holiday and would be the 5th straight year of growth for Memorial Day travel.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to remove lane restrictions on almost 70% of their road and bridge construction projects across the state. The move is to help holiday travelers avoid traffic delays.

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Oscar Mayer Weinermobile Visiting West Michigan

The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile will be in West Michigan this weekend.

This 27 foot, hotdog on wheels is quite the vehicle to see in person. They will even let you stick your head inside to see the interior! You can catch the Weinermobile at various Meijer stores.

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Soldiers Of The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Hosts Annual Flags-In Ceremony At Arlington Cemetery
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Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies in West Michigan

Memorial Day brings a chance to enjoy a long weekend with the unofficial start of summer in West Michigan, but it's important to remember why we have Memorial Day.

This weekend, West Michigan will remember those who died while serving our country.

View our list of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in West Michigan.

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US Census Bureau: GR Population Rises, Allendale Is Area’s Fastest Growing Community

Estimates released by the US Census Bureau shows the metropolitan Grand Rapids area is growing at a steady rate, while Allendale, to no one's surprise, is the area's fastest growing suburb.

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Do You Have an Old American Flag? Art Van Will Replace it For Free!

If you have an American flag at your home or business that's hanging with pride, but it's getting to be worn out a bit... this entire summer Art Van Furniture is offering to replace old flags with new ones for people...

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Michigan Receives “D+” On American Society of Civil Engineers’ Infrastructure Report Card

Each year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) rates every state's and the nation's infrastructure, and this year they gave both Michigan and the United States a bad grade...

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Tanger Outlets Now Offering Priority Parking For Veterans

Tanger Outlets announced on their Facebook page Tuesday that they now have priority parking for veterans of the Armed Forces. The spaces are located in front of Shopper Services and behind the Nike store.

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What Is Michigan’s Most Overrated Tourist Trap? Oh, I Think You Know

The web site Insider offers a glimpse into the worst tourist trap in every state in the union.

Here in Michigan we certainly have our share of bad tourist traps (I'm looking at you, Sea Shell City), but there's a clear winner and if you've ever been up north, you're reminded of it constantly.

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Human Trafficking Survivors Have Hope in Grand Rapids

Human Trafficking is a bigger problem than anyone realizes, or wants to think about. It is a growing crime that has been called modern-day slavery. That's where Women At Risk, International's (WAR, Int'l) comes in. They're is there to help.  It's not surprising eighty percent of those who are trafficked are women, and half are children. Girls make up two out of every three child victims. Startling, isn't it. And, yes, it happens right here in River City.

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Craig’s Cruisers in Wyoming is Expanding & It’s Going to be Even Cooler!

Craig's Cruisers Family Fun Center is about to be even more fun once their expansion is complete!

The Grand Rapids Business Journal says that Craig's Cruisers, located on Clyde Park in Wyoming, has begun a $2...

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East Kentwood Teacher Named Michigan Teacher of the Year

A great future is dependent on a great education. We are very fortunate in West Michigan to have so many schools, administrators and teachers dedicated to providing our youth with opportunities for a bright future.

East Kentwood High School math teacher Luke Wilcox is one of those teachers. He has been named the 2017-18 Michigan Teacher of the Year.

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Kids Who Let Dog Out Into Rush Hour Traffic Come Forward, Will Do Community Service

Last week we reported that two individuals had stopped by The Geek Group on Leonard St. and let their dog, Mackie, out into rush hour traffic...

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