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Community Action Partnership of Kent County
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Walks for Warmth Help Keep Michigan Families Warm [Sponsored]

Consumers Energy is encouraging the public this winter to take part in Walks for Warmth, which help raise money to keep Michigan families warm.

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Michigan Works! Engages for Kent, Allegan and Barry Counties [Sponsored]

Michigan Works! Kent, Allegan & Barry Counties works closely with employers across the three-county region of Kent, Allegan and Barry counties to match individuals with jobs.

If you’re unemployed, underemployed or are looking for a new career, Michigan Works! can help you take that next step.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Whooping Cough in West Michigan

Kent County saw six cases of whooping cough in January.

That's almost half as many as in all of 2014.

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Steve Frost, ThinkStock
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Rate of Flu in Kent County Highest Since H1N1 in 2009

 

The flu continues to spread quickly across Michigan and Kent County.

17% of emergency visits in Kent County last week were for flu-like symptoms, the highest rate recorded by the Kent County Health Department since 2009.

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Joanne Myers, ThinkStock
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Flu Levels On Rise in Michigan and Kent County

The latest report from the Michigan Department of Community Health shows a big spike in reports of flu-like symptoms across Michigan.

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Mario Villafuerte, Getty Images
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Whooping Cough in Kent County

Cases of whooping cough are up slightly in Kent County this year.

Allegan County has seen a bigger increase.

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Warmer weather has Kent County workers patching potholes

High temperatures are hitting over 60 degrees today in West Michigan.

The warm weather brings outdoor fun for some and more work for others.

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Fight Hunger: 10 Donation Ideas for Food Banks; Find and Give Help in Grand Rapids

This time of year, food banks and food pantries are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked.

For those in a charitable mood, you might wonder what these charities seeking for donations. Here are 10 ideas:

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Hard Workers to be Honored by Michigan Works!

Michigan Works! is looking for you in Kent and Allegan counties.  They are looking for employees who go above and beyond to make customers happy.

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Where And When To Dispose Of Hazardous Waste In Kent County

Warmer temperatures are nice, but the spring cleaning that comes along with those warmer temperatures isn't always so welcome.

Find out how to dispose of some of the harder to clean items around the house and garage.

Learn how to dispose of hazardous waste in Kent County. 

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Outstanding Service Providers “Wave Award” Nominations are now Open

 

Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association have opened the 6th Annual WAVE Award nominations.

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids and Kent County hospitality industry.

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West Michigan Flooding – Saturday April 20

GRAND RAPIDS

Grand Rapids declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon.  Declaring a state of emergency was done in anticipation of widespread damage, injury or loss of property and it puts the city in a position to receive state or federal assistance.  A state of em

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