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Christmas Parades This Week in Holland, Grandville, Lowell, Byron Center and More

It's a busy week for Christmas parades and visits with Santa around Grand Rapids.

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San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs
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20 Monroe Live Is Looking To Hire 100+ People This Saturday

Good news if you’re hoping 2017 will bring you a new job opportunity! This Saturday brings a job fair with over 100 positions available, downtown...

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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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Snow Plows Go Green In Kent County

When it snows this year in West Michigan, we’ll be seeing more green on the roadways.

According to WOODTV, the Kent County Road Commission is changing their yellow strobes to green on their snow plows in hopes of making the plows more visible...

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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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Arby’s Starts Selling Venison Sandwiches and Sells Out in 30 Minutes

Arby’s started selling venison sandwiches Saturday at two of it’s locations in West Michigan and sold out in 30 minutes at their Cedar Springs location...

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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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Indoor Trick-or-Treating in West Michigan

We could have good weather Halloween night, but it's hard to know for sure what we'll get this time of the year. Besides, good is a relative term.

Be prepared for any weather and more candy with our guide to indoor trick-or-treating in West Michigan!

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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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Grey-Headed Flying Foxes To Be Relocated From Royal Botanic Gardens
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11-Year-Old Michigan Boy Bit By Bat While He Was Asleep!

I’m going to be honest… I’ve never been quite the same after have a bat in my house. I still get freaked out at non “bat things”, for instance I freaked out when my cat shook his head because it was dark in my bedroom and his ears sounded like bat wings...

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The Stink Bug Invasion Has Begun

Stink bugs have invaded West Michigan and have become a bit of a nuisance. How do you get rid of them without the stink? We've found some answers.

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