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Text to 911 Availability Growing Across Michigan [VIDEO]

More counties in Michigan are implementing text to 911 programs, WWMT reports.

The first county to adopt the system was Calhoun County 1 year ago. 

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9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit and Scout Salute at Ford Museum This Weekend

Grand Rapids is proud to be hosting the "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit again this year, at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum.  Beginning today at 2:30 p.m., through Sunday, September 11, the exhibit will be open to the public in the parking lot of the museum. And,  in addition, it is the 15th Annual Community Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute on Sunday.

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Courtesy of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower's Foundation
Courtesy of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower's Foundation
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9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit in Grand Rapids This Week [Photos]

A traveling exhibit which recalls the events of Sept. 11, 2001 is stopping in Grand Rapids for three days.

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Courtesy World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
Courtesy World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
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ISIS, What Do We Really Know? Find Out Tonight

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, known for their interesting, thought provoking and insightful programs, has a doozy of a program tonight, ISIS, What Don't We Know.

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Bark Post via YouTube
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Last Known Surviving Search Dog From 9/11 Celebrates 16th Birthday [VIDEO]

Bretagne is the last known surviving search-and-rescue dog to work Ground Zero.

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Martin H. Simon/Pool via Getty Images
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D.C. Elementary Student Disappointed That President Obama’s Not Beyonce

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise stop at The Inspired Teaching School, a Washington, D.C., charter school, on Thursday afternoon to participate in a community service project.

He and other volunteers filled backpacks with books and toys for homeless children at the Inspired Teaching School to mark the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. The president also assisted volunteers in building an outdoor playground.

The visit came much to the dismay of a young girl, who had hoped the surprise visitor would be Beyoncé Knowles.

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New York Commemorates 13th Anniversary Of September 11th Attacks
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Photos From 9/11 Memorial Ceremonies in New York

Thursday morning, a memorial ceremony to honor those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, was held in Lower Manhattan.

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September 11 Memorial Museum Opens with Ceremony for Families

On Thursday morning, President Obama dedicated the National September 11 Memorial Museum in a ceremony attended by families of the victims, first responders and numerous political leaders.

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Should 911 Recordings Be Considered Public Information In Michigan? [Poll]

We occasionally hear 911 recordings in the news.

The recordings are available to anyone through the Freedom of Information Act.

At least one Michigan lawmaker would like to change the availability of those recordings.

Should 911 recordings be considered public information? 

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West Michigan Remembers 9/11 [Videos]

It has been 11 years since 9/11 and West Michigan honors all those that lost their lives in the tragic events.

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New York Prepares For The 11th Anniversary Memorial Of 9/11 [Gallery]

New York pauses each year on the 10th of September to get ready to honor the brave men and women that died in the September 11th attacks.  Below you will find a gallery of images of residents of New York taking that pause.

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My Visit To The West Michigan Healing Field At Cannonsburg

Well, the tribute display closes down tonight.  I visited it with a friend yesterday and we were both taken back a bit.  When you park and walk toward it it really is quite overwhelming to see 3200 full size flags representing the 3200 people lost in 9/11...

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