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U.S. Retail Sales Rise Slightly In August
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Parking Gets Easier With App At Rivertown Crossing Mall

Christmas shopping is stressful, but Rivertown Crossing Mall is trying to alleviate some of the stress.

General Growth, the company that owns Rivertown Crossing Mall has introduced a parking feature to their smartphone app to help find a parking spot...

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GVSU Breaks Ground on $46.5 Million Health Campus Expansion

On Tuesday, Grand Valley State University broke ground on a new five-story, 84,000-square-foot expansion of their health campus.

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Donald Trump Holds Weekend Meetings In Bedminster, NJ
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Michael Moore, Rick Snyder and More React as Trump Selects Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has named West Michigan's Betsy DeVos as his choice for Education Secretary.

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Thanksgiving: Recovering Addict Finds New Life On GVSU Football Team

Alton Voss was a star athlete in high school, who had thrown away his opportunity to play college football due to a crippling drug addiction.

But then came an arrest in West Michigan, and a local woman who gave him a fighting chance at a new life.

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Deer Driving ATV Gives Walker Resident A Viral Video Hit [Video]

Jeremy Roomsburg was driving on Westbound I-96 this weekend when he spied what appeared to be a buck driving an ATV. He immediately rolled some video of it. Now it's a viral hit.

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World's Top Dogs Compete At Westminster Dog Show
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More Than 20 Shetland Sheepdogs Rescued from Northern Michigan [VIDEO]

Over the weekend, more than 20 Shetland Sheepdogs were taken in by the Well Mannered Dog Center in Grand Rapids.

Fox 17 reports that the animals were rescued from poor conditions in Northern Michigan. Many had matted fur, fleas, and other signs of neglect.

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“Secret Sister Gift Exchange” on Facebook Could Land You in Prison

You may be feeling extra generous this holiday season but don't get fooled for doing a good deed.

You've probably seen "holiday gift exchange" posts circle Facebook the past few weeks that basically asks you to participate in a Secret Santa with a bunch of people you don't know...

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Apartments for the Middle Class Planned in Downtown Grand Rapids [Video]

There has been, and continues to be, a lot of construction for new apartments in Downtown Grand Rapids but for the most part they're either luxury apartments with a higher rent or apartments only available to low-income renters...

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Kirk Cousins is Screaming at People Again [Video]

Kirk Cousins isn't about to win any awards for being a stoic. He wears his emotions on his sleeve.

Last night, after tossing three touchdowns to lead the Washington Redskins to a 42-24 win over the Green Bay Packers, Cousins got wound up again, this time screaming at a guy who is essentially his boss.

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GRPD Now Enforcing Odd/Even Parking Restrictions

November 1st came and went, parking restrictions started, and we haven’t been ticketed if we just kept doing what we did through the summer...

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Kalamazoo Woman who Survived Attack from Ex-Boyfriend to be Featured on 48 Hours Saturday [VIDEO]

In 2014 Sophia Putney-Wilcox of Kalamazoo survived an attack from her ex-boyfriend.

On Saturday, the 19-year-old's story will be featured on CBS' 48 Hours, in a program called Live to Tell: Sophia's Secret, MLive reports. 

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International Day of Italian Cuisines Launch Event at The Italian Culinary Academy at The International Culinary Center
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The Five Best Places to Get Pizza in the Grand Rapids Area [Poll]

I am a guy who has had a long love affair with pizza. Wood smoked or oven baked, thin crust or Chicago style. I love it all. I never met a pizza I didn't like. So, with that in mind, here are the top 5 places in town to get a slice.

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