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Perfect Summer Date Spots in West Michigan

With summer upon us that means summer lovin'. Whether you're attached or single these are some of the best places to go on a date in West Michigan...

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Kent and Ottawa County Election Results

A number of West Michigan communities headed to the polls on Tuesday, May 3, including Grandville, Sparta, Grand Haven, Hudsonville, Jenison, Zeeland and more.

View complete election results for Kent and Ottawa counties.

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Grand Haven Makes ‘Ultimate Summer Weekend Road Trips’ List

Despite the snowy, slushy weekend we just had in West Michigan, we are definitely creeping closer to summer. With the weather warming, it's time to think about what to do with those summer weekends.

Business Insider has compiled a list of the top 9 Ultimate Weekend Road Trips to take this summer-- and Grand Haven made the list!

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West Michigan Easter Egg Hunts

Thousands of children are anticipating the thrill of the Easter egg hunt.

View our guide to Grand Rapids-area Easter egg hunts and prepare your family for fun and a little candy too.

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Grand Haven Named No. 2 ‘Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S.’

Grand Haven State Park held the lead for quite a bit... but somehow, just got edged out and ended up the No. 2 Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S. according to a USA Today and 10 Best Poll.

Michigan did have the most beaches in the running, though, with six beaches among the 20 that readers could choose from.

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Renovations to Grand Haven’s Waterfront Stadium Moving Forward

The Grand Haven City Council approved conceptual design drawings for renovations to Waterfront Stadium at their meeting Monday night. 

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Grand Haven in the Running for ‘Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S.’

C'mon, this is The Great Lakes State! If we're talking about the top freshwater beaches in the country, of course Michigan is going dominate!

Grand Haven State Park and five other Michigan beaches are in the running for "Best Freshwater Beach" in a USA Today and 10 Best reader's poll.

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Ice Balls and Ice Rings Form in Grand Haven [Video]

Our latest winter storm includes the return of ice balls and ice rings in the Grand River in Grand Haven!

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Michigan Pirate Festival in Grand Haven August 3 – 9

Loutit District Library and Harbor Island will host the ninth annual Michigan Pirate Festival in Grand Haven, August 3 - 9.

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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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Michigan Kick Butts Day Events Target Getting Kids to be Smoke-Free

Kids were kicking butts across Michigan today in places like Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Hastings, but it wasn't because they were bullying their peers.

They were standing up to Big Tobacco as part of the 20th annual Kick Butts Day.

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