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Looking Forward to the Next Holiday Weekend: Labor Day

The summer is midway through practically, although it's only mid-July.

That's what we get for starting the season with Memorial Day instead of the official start of summer with the summer solstice.

Soon, Labor Day will be upon us here in West Michigan, which means a long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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Jackie’s Pet Of The Week

Meet FloRida, he's a cute, fluffy white cat that lets you pick him up! I am a crazy cat lady and I love this guy he was so sweet, and he walks on a freaking leash!

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Jackie’s Pet Of The Week

It's that time again! Pet of the week! Every week The Humane Society of West Michigan brings in a wonderful little pet that you could bring home to love! This week was a 10 year old cat named Panda

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Humane Society Brings In Marvin!

Today the Humane Society of West Michigan brought in Marvin. Marvin is a medium sized 5 month old dog that needs a home! He was so friendly he came right up to me and jumped up to lick my face, he is definitely a loveable dog.

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Humane Society Brings Kitten To GRD

The Humane Society of West Michigan comes in every week and brings a super cute animal for a segment on our sister station, 100.5 The River. This week they brought in this little guy. His name is Mad Hatter and I fell in love with him, BUT I can't have any more cats... I have 2 cats and a dog already so I figured I would share this little guy on here in case anyone is looking to adopt a kitten!

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Tuesday’s Surprise Visitor

Today we had a visitor join us. Meet Rango. Rango is a really cute dog brought in from the Humane Society of West Michigan. Every Tuesday morning a different pet is brought in for a feature on our sister station, 100.5 The River. Rango was so cute I had to take a picture with him!

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Weather Alert: It’s Still Winter [Video]

The arctic blast gripping Grand Rapids and West Michigan is expected to loosen today, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office and WZZM-TV, Channel 13.

The temperature reached a high of 8 degrees and a low a minus-1 degree Tuesday, with wind chills as low a 20 degrees-plus below zero at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

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Greater Grand Rapids: Stuck in Polar Mode [Video]

Good morning. Welcome to the artic. You've been officially temporarily moved to a polar region.

Michigan and the Midwest are stuck in a polar vortex, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office. Typically, such an arctic blast -- or wintry hurricane -- only hits northeastern Canada a la Ontario, Quebec and regions further north.

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Consumers Energy Fixing Power Outages in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan

This will remembered as the Christmas without power for many.

FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: As of 4:30 a.m. Friday, 52,000 Consumers Energy customers were without electricity. Since noon Saturday, the winter storm caused more than 377,000 outages across Michigan.

Among the counties most affected by the outages still are Kent, with 313 customers without power; Barry, 6,754; Ionia, 1,909; Kalamazoo, 187; and Calhoun, 739.

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Fight Hunger: 10 Donation Ideas for Food Banks; Find and Give in Grand Rapids

This time of year, food banks and food pantries are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked.

For those in a charitable mood, you might wonder what these charities seeking for donations. Here are 10 ideas:

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Power Restoration Continues in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Despite some extra efforts, Christmas is a powerless holiday for many in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan because of snow, cold and the lingering effects of a weekend ice storm, officials said Tuesday.

More than 152,000 electricity customers of Consumers Energy were without power headed into Tuesday evening.

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Power Outages Sock West Michigan; Electricity Out ‘Several Days’ for Some

Ice combined with snow has led to numerous power outages in West Michigan.

Since noon Saturday, more than 175,000 Consumers Energy customers have been affected by electricity outages in Michigan.

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