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Grand Rapids Ranks Near The Top Of The Country For Student Debt

If you attended any of the many private and state colleges in the greater Grand Rapids area, chances are that you've run up substantial debt to pay off that big tuition bill. Here's the good news -- you're not alone.

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City Of Detroit Teeters On Bankruptcy As State Audits Its Finances
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Class Action Law Suit Aims To Stop Michigan From Suspending The Licenses Of The Working Poor

You pick up a couple of routine traffic tickets, but because you live week to week on your meager paycheck, you can't pay them immediately.

The state then suspends your license, which means you can't drive to work, which means you not only can't pay it off, you risk losing your job.

It's a vicious circle which has resulted in a class action lawsuit.

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Michigan Democratic Party Closer To Primary Redo
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It Could Soon Be Easier To Own A Pistol in Michigan

If one lawmaker has his way, it may soon be easier and cheaper to own a pistol in the state of Michigan.

Currently, if you want to own, carry or transport a pistol in the “Mitten” state, you have to apply for a license and you can be charged a $250 fine if you’re caught with a pistol in your possession without the registration...

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House of Representatives Passes Bill to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

The House of Representatives voted on Thursday in favor of the American Health Care Act, which would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which is commonly known as Obamacare. Congressional Republicans took a step forward in their years-long quest to repeal the Obamacare, the 2010 law that reshaped the country's individual health insurance market.

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How to Avoid the Google Docs Phishing Scam Hitting Michigan Users

A particularly dangerous new scam has popped into unsuspecting email inboxes inviting users to collaborate on a Google Doc. Here's how to avoid the scam, and what it might do to your information if you click the link.

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Is ‘Free Soil’ The Weirdest Town Name In Michigan? Nope, Here are the Top Five

The real estate web site Estately has released another map, this one claiming to show the weirdest town name in every state. You know what town name they have for Michigan? Free Soil.

Really? In a state with a Slapneck, a Felch, and a Dick, that's all you can come up with? Let's take a tour of the Top Five goofy Michigan town names, shall we?

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SCAM ALERT: Look Out for a Lowe’s Coupon on Facebook

You may or may not have come across the Lowe's Home Improvement coupon offering $50 off for Mother's Day. Be careful because it may look totally legit but it's NOT...

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USS Michigan at the Center of the ‘Trump April 26′ Conspiracy

A mysterious message that appeared on the internet in September on 2016 after being broadcast on a radio station on the East Coast has grown into the so-called "Trump April 26" conspiracy, and the USS Michigan is at the center of the paranoid tale.

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Your Breakfast is Ruined: Golf Balls Found in Hash Browns

*in my best game show voice* & today's food recall is....((anticipation)).... golf balls in your hash browns! *womp womp*

McCain Foods USA has issued a recall of two brands of their hash browns because they say it
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Category: Food, Health, News, Weird News
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Enjoy A Grand Rapids Blast From the Past at the Pantlind Hotel

Here is a good look back in time to a big hotel in Grand Rapids. It was THE hotel, too, a show piece and very fancy for it's time. It was the Pantlind, known today as.....The Amway Grand Plaza.

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Statewide Tornado Drill Planned Across Michigan Today!

If you happen to hear a siren today, don't panic... it's just a drill!

A tornado drill is scheduled for 1 p.m. today (4.19) all across the state, which means there will be alerts and sirens, including on your TV and radio...

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Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself in Prison

Aaron Hernandez, the onetime star tight end for the New England Patriots, hanged himself in his prison cell, according to the Massachusetts Department of Correction.

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