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West Michigan Election Day Results – May 5, 2015

Today, Michigan voters decided if the state sales tax would be increased from six percent to seven percent.

Voters in Byron Township, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Grand Haven, Hudsonville, Kentwood, West Ottawa and other communities also had issues on the ballot.

Results are in.

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Polls Open Until 8PM, View Your Sample Ballot and Polling Location

Today, Michigan votes on Proposal 1 which would increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7%. Many voters in West Michigan face additional issues on the ballot.

Prepare to vote with a look at your sample ballot and polling location.

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Loren Filion
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East Grand Rapids Boys’ Swimming’s Andy MacGregor Named High School Athlete of the Week

Andy MacGregor, a junior who claimed two individual state titles and was on a state champion relay for East Grand Rapids High School boys' swimming team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Debra Underwood
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East Grand Rapids High School Girls’ Swimming’s Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins Named Athletes of the Week

East Grand Rapids girls' swimming and diving's Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins, who each captured two MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 individual state titles in addition to being on two winning relays in leading the Pioneers to a repeat state championship in Oakland, are this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week co-honorees.

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Jeff ‘The Animal Guy’ Musial Entertains, Informs in East Grand Rapids Shows [Photos]

Jeff "The Animal Guy" Musial visited East Grand Rapids on Sunday.

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Jeff Musial The Animal Guy’s Wildlife Show Hits East Grand Rapids November 23 [Video]

Larry French, Getty Images
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East Grand Rapids and Rockford Win Girls Lacrosse State Championships

More trophies coming to West Michigan!

The East Grand Rapids and Rockford girls lacrosse teams each won state titles on June 7.

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K.M.Klemencic, Flickr
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East Grand Rapids And Rockford Girls Lacrosse Teams Win State Championships

Another successful weekend for West Michigan high school sports!

Two more trophies came home as the East Grand Rapids and Rockford girls lacrosse teams won state championships!

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East Grand Rapids One Of “10 Best US Suburbs To Live In”

Way to go EGR! The boyhood home to Gerald Ford has been ranked the 8th "Best Suburb in the US to live in" according to MarketWatch.com, a Wall Street Journal website. The affluent city east of Grand Rapids beat other Michigan hotspots like West Bloomfield and Royal Oak, which didnt make the list, Huntington Woods DID make the list, at number 10. Michigan and New Jersey were the only states to have more than one city on the list.

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Photo by Mike Corn
Photo by Mike Corn
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Pond Hockey Returns to Reed’s Lake This Weekend

If you're a real hockey person, it just ain't the same unless you get to play a bit of "pond hockey," in the winter. That, my friend, it the true hockey fan/player.

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What Is That Red Michigan Shirt Dan Always Wears On ‘Big Brother’?

Dearborn native Dan Gheesling is currently competing on CBS's Big Brother 14.

Gheesling won $500,000 when he won Big Brother 10 in 2008.  After winning the money, Dan kept his day job at Orchard Lake St. Mary's where he is both a teacher and football coach.

Dan was invited back to Big Brother this season as a coach, but was unexpectedly given the opportunity to enter the game as a player.

Dan has many ties to Michigan and proudly displays those ties on Big Brother through his t-shirts.  His red shirt is just one of a handful of Michigan-based shirts.

But what does it mean?

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Last Day To Get Your Entry In For The Reeds Lake Run In East Grand Rapids

Today is the last day to get your registration entry in to compete in the Reeds Lake Run. The run this year will take place on Saturday, June 30th at 8am, Depending on your age and endurance level you can compete in the Kids' Races, the 5K Run & Walk or the 10K Run. All the fun takes place at Reeds Lake, lets hope for beautiful cool weather. Race fees are $25 if you get your entry in by today or $27 if you enter between June 23-28, or $30 if you are a last minute person and enter June 29 & 30. Just tack on an extra $10 if you are running both the 5K & 10K. Your entry fee will include a Reeds Lake Run T-shirt.

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