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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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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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Numbers Were Down For 2nd #NotMyPresident Rally

After 2000 people marched through the streets Thursday night for the #NotMyPresident protest, only about 500 people showed up to the second rally Saturday Night...

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Product of Society Won the WGRD/Wayland Band Contest!

A couple months ago, when we announced the Free Beer and Hot Wings Live Show at the Intersection, and the Wayland Hometown Holiday Extravaganza, we had an idea: How about we have a contest to get a new local band up on stage for the show?

It turned out to be pretty cool, as dozens of bands sent in their videos, and we received many, many, many thousands of votes on them.

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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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Meijer Announces They’re Eliminating Plus Size Sections

Meijer just announced they are doing away with their plus-size departments in their stores.

Starting early 2017, in all 230 stores, Meijer will integrate plus sizes with the straight sizes in their women’s and misses section...

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Grand Rapids Was Mentioned On ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

I have to be honest, I’m so tired of politics that I walk away when people start talking about it.  I plan to vote, but I have no interest in debating which side is better or worse...

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Odd-Even Parking Enforcement to Begin November 1 in Grand Rapids

A few weeks ago I was asking exactly what a NO PARKING sign outside of my house meant..

Well the Grand Rapids Police sent out a press release that answers all of the questions...

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Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids Among Most Rat Infested Cities in America

Just how bad a problem is rats in West Michigan? The region including Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Grand Rapids is among the top 50 worst metro areas in the country for rat infestation.

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Danny Trejo and Jesse Metcalf Filming Movie In Grand Rapids

Last weekend, Danny Trejo posted on Facebook that he was in Grand Rapids shooting the movie  “In Stranger Company”.  When he posted on social media, we still weren't quite sure what the movie was about; well now we know a bit more...

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"I though they'd at least clean up downtown for Artprize" "No, sweetie, that's an exhibit." (Photo Wendy Reed)
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Artprize Eight 2016 Survival Tips for Grand Rapids Workers

Artprize Eight is here! Wednesday, September 21st, downtown Grand Rapids filled up with thousands of additional people, wandering aimlessly through the streets and buildings, taking your favorite booth at the restaurant you love for lunch, and clogging the streets as they try to decided if they're really lost or not. Yay, Artprize!

I've had two years of experience with it now, and I've learned some valuable lessons from it, and I would like to share them with you now.

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Chicago Has One of America’s Great City Flags, But That’s No Reason to Pick on Grand Rapids

More than just about any other city in America, hang around Chicago and you'll see the city's flag just about everywhere. Any why not? It's a great flag. But is that any reason to pick on a city with perhaps an inferior flag - like Grand Rapids. Shots were fired on Twitter recently.

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