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You Can Get Reimbursed by the State if Your Car is Damaged by a Pothole

Potholes... a Michigander's worst enemy.

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Courtesy CASA Kent County
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Pinwheel Garden Planted Monday to Recognize Children in Foster Care in Kent County

To recognize and bring awareness to the 1,059 children in foster care in Kent County in 2015, today, Monday, April 18, CASA of Kent County will be placing 1,059 blue pinwheels in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids to honor each of these vulnerable children.

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Kent County’s Rate of Binge Drinking Adults Among the Worst in Michigan

County Health Rankings has released their annual report which ranks counties in Michigan. This week, we are looking at what we learned about West Michigan from the report.

First, binge drinking in Michigan. Kent County has one of the highest rates in Michigan.

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Sanders Dominates, Trump Third in Kent and Ottawa Counties

Bernie Sanders pulled out a surprise, close victory over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's primary vote in Michigan while Donald Trump earned a much easier win.

The results were different in West Michigan.

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Courtesy: Kent County Sheriff
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Police Have Found 34-Year-Old Missing Courtland Township Woman

UPDATE: Police say they have found missing Courtland Township woman, Heather (Lynch) Barcarella alive. She had sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Authorities have not revealed where Barcarella was found.

Kent County Police are asking for help locating a missing Courtland Township woman.

Fox 17 reports that 34-year-old Heather (Lynch) Barcarella  was reported missing by her family Friday evening.

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Walks for Warmth Help Keep Michigan Families Warm [Sponsored]

Consumers Energy is encouraging the public this winter to take part in Walks for Warmth, which help raise money to keep Michigan families warm.

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Michigan Works! Engages for Kent, Allegan and Barry Counties [Sponsored]

Michigan Works! Kent, Allegan & Barry Counties works closely with employers across the three-county region of Kent, Allegan and Barry counties to match individuals with jobs.

If you’re unemployed, underemployed or are looking for a new career, Michigan Works! can help you take that next step.

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Flu Levels On Rise in Michigan and Kent County

The latest report from the Michigan Department of Community Health shows a big spike in reports of flu-like symptoms across Michigan.

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

This time of year, food banks and pantries in Grand Rapids, Kent and Ottawa counties and West Michigan are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked.

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

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