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An advocate of traditional marriage protests in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Detroit. A gay couple from Michigan sued to have Michigan's ban on gay marriage and gay adoption overturned. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
An advocate of traditional marriage protests in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Detroit. A gay couple from Michigan sued to have Michigan's ban on gay marriage and gay adoption overturned. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Michigan’s Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down by Federal Judge

Michigan's 10-year-old ban on gay marriage was ruled unconstitutional, a federal judge determined today.

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's ruling said the ban violates the U.S. Constitution's Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette promptly filed an emergency request seeking to set aside Friedman's ruling. Michigan law currently defines a marriage as the union between one man and one woman

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Chevelle Drummer Sam Talks to WGRD About La Gargola, Touring, and Road Food

Today, I got to talk with Sam from Chevelle about their new album, the upcoming tour, even road stink, road food, and Pete's idea of how he does things!

Chevelle's new album "La Gargola" comes out on April 1st, and they're currently rehearsing for the tour, so that seemed

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Courtesy Western Michigan University
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Western Michigan University Student from Allendale Found Dead in Her Residence

A 19-year-old student from Allendale was found dead this morning in her Western Michigan University residence hall room in Kalamazoo, WMU officials said today.

The WMU student was identified as Alyssa Olafson, a freshman majoring in pre-health and human services and a 2013 graduate of Allendale High School. She had made the dean's list her first semester last fall.

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The Eagles Will Play Van Andel Arena In September

On Thursday morning, The Eagles announced their History of The Eagles tour will include a stop at Van Andel Arena right here in Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids show will take place on Monday, Sept. 8.

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National Weather Service Grand Rapids
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Grand River Ice Jam Alert Issued; Flood Watch in Kent and Ottawa Counties

A flood watch is in effect in Kent and Ottawa counties through Friday morning because of the potential for ice jams in the Grand River, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Announce Improvements & Reconstruction Timeline

As the start of the 2014 baseball season fast approaches, the rebuilding process at Fifth Third Ballpark after the January 3 fire is well underway and on schedule to meet completion dates. In addition to rebuilding the first base concourse and suite level, the Whitecaps are also making several improvements to the ballpark.

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Producer Joe (Photo: The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show)
Producer Joe (Photo: The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show)
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Joe Makes It Into The Onion

On Tuesday afternoon, "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" Facebook page started blowing up with people all posting links to an article they saw on the satire news site, The Onion.

Everyone was asking: "Is the guy on the right Producer Joe?"

Well, yes. That is definitely our own Joe!

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Read Mick Jagger’s Heartbreaking Letter To Deceased Girlfriend L’Wren Scott

If you make your way over to Mick Jagger's website today, you'll find a simple, beautiful photo of the late L'Wren Scott and a candid note from her grieving partner Mick Jagger.

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Babe of the Day — Samantha Barks

It's actress Samantha Barks! Not only is she a beauty to behold, but she's also quite talented.

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Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Pothole Season Can Definitely Mean Some Rim-Rattling Driving [Video]

It's been a record-breaking winter in terms of snow and cold temperatures.

Even though spring is near, pothole season is just getting started.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Will Take Place 30 Years After ‘Return of the Jedi’; Will Follow a Trio of New Characters

'Star Wars: Episode 7' hasn't been very forthcoming when it comes to details. We sorta knew what was happening, but then J.J. Abrams completely scrapped the existing script by Michael Arndt to start fresh with Lawrence Kasdan ('The Empire Strikes Back'), calling into question everything we thought we knew. But, now we actually have some confirmed story facts for the upcoming sequel. 'Star Wars: Episode 7' will take place 30 years after the events of 'Return of the Jedi' and will follow a trio of young characters.

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Jason Segel Posed For a Photo at Grand Rapids Krispy Kreme

Coolio! Jason Segel posed for a photo at the Grand Rapids Krispy Kreme!

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