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Van Andel Research brain cells with MSDC-0160
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West Michigan Organizations May Have ‘Breakthrough’ in Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

Science Translational Medicine reports that a new drug originally developed for type 2 diabetes is being prepared for human clinical trials in hope of finding the world's first treatment to slow Parkinson's disease.

The drug was developed by Kalamazoo-based Metabolic Solutions Development Company and supported by research from Van Andel Research Institute's Center for Neurodegenerative Science.

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Target Stocks Jump After Retailer Beats Third Quarter Expectations
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Should West Michigan Target Stores Host Quiet Holiday Shopping For Those on the Autism Spectrum?

For families with someone on the autism spectrum, this could be a huge help!

This Saturday, December 10th, the Target Store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania is doing their part to help families on the autism spectrum by hosting a quiet shopping event...

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MichRIC via Realtor.com
MichRIC via Realtor.com
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This ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ House For Sale in Grand Rapids is Basically a 1970s Time Capsule

Looking for a homestead, but want to be close to the city? Want a house with character? Like the Retro look and windows? We have the perfect house for you!

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Wildfires In Tennessee Bring Smoke To West Michigan

Have you been outside and smelled smoke, but don’t know why?  You’re not crazy; it’s from the wildfires in Tennessee.

Wildfires are burning out of control in foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains...

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Christmas Parades This Week in Holland, Grandville, Lowell, Byron Center and More

It's a busy week for Christmas parades and visits with Santa around Grand Rapids.

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San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs
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20 Monroe Live Is Looking To Hire 100+ People This Saturday

Good news if you’re hoping 2017 will bring you a new job opportunity! This Saturday brings a job fair with over 100 positions available, downtown...

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Helmut Seisenberger
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Expect Your Water Bill To Increase Next Year

If you live in Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Walker, Cascade Township, Grand Rapids Township and Tallmadge Township, you may see an increase in your water bill next year, according to WZZM...

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Snow Plows Go Green In Kent County

When it snows this year in West Michigan, we’ll be seeing more green on the roadways.

According to WOODTV, the Kent County Road Commission is changing their yellow strobes to green on their snow plows in hopes of making the plows more visible...

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KatarzynaBialasiewicz
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People Doing Good: 10 Year Old Gathers Blankets For Homeless

This is a great story!  A 10 year old from Grand Rapids is doing something to make sure our homeless population is a bit warmer.

Ayden Quimby is 10 years old and he’s collecting blankets for the homeless...

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courtesy of Arby's
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Arby’s Starts Selling Venison Sandwiches and Sells Out in 30 Minutes

Arby’s started selling venison sandwiches Saturday at two of it’s locations in West Michigan and sold out in 30 minutes at their Cedar Springs location...

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Californians Vote In Special Election On Budget Ballot Measures
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Election Day Info You Might Need For Tuesday

Tuesday is finally Election Day!  After Tuesday, we’ll no longer have to watch political ads, thank goodness!!  Officials around the state have reported more absentee ballots being returned all ready this year in comparison to the 2012 election...

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Indoor Trick-or-Treating in West Michigan

We could have good weather Halloween night, but it's hard to know for sure what we'll get this time of the year. Besides, good is a relative term.

Be prepared for any weather and more candy with our guide to indoor trick-or-treating in West Michigan!

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