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West Michigan Man Catches Alligator in Sewage Pond

There are animals you expect to see in West Michigan ponds: fish, turtles, ducks... but definitely NOT an alligator. Well, an alligator is exactly what Andy Bills, who works for the Stanton Department of Public Works, spotted in a sewage pond in the southern part of the city on Sunday, Fox 17 reports.
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Huizenga wins GOP nomination for open West Michigan Senate seat

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — State Rep. Mark Huizenga (R-Walker) narrowly won the GOP primary for an open West Michigan Senate seat Tuesday. Huizenga took home 9,531 votes in a very tight race, edging out State Rep. Tommy Brann (R-Wyoming) and former state Rep. Kevin Green, who took in 9,272 and 9,357 votes respectively, according to unofficial totals from the Kent County Clerk's office.
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Downy mildew confirmed on cucumbers in four Michigan counties

EAST LANSING, MI. – The downy mildew pathogen has had the upper hand in recent weeks with the overcast and humid weather that our production regions have experienced. With humid and overcast weather conditions last weekend over parts of Michigan, the risk of significant pathogen spread and crop infection greatly increases. While the first pickling cucumber crop of 2021 has been harvested with little disease issue, the subsequent pickle crops are going to be a challenge given the amount of downy mildew that has been reported in the state during the last few days.
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Detroit, Michigan Councilman Spivey Arraigned for Bribery

U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Stafford entered a not-guilty plea for a silent Detroit City Councilman André L. Spivey in U.S. District Court in Detroit Tuesday to accepting over $35,000 in exchange for council votes. Spivey was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond. Stafford reportedly agreed to the release under the...
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More Than $400 Million in Michigan State Rental Aid Still Available

The federal eviction moratorium is over, but there’s still more than $400 million of rental aid available on the state level. MI State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) still has ample COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) funds available to help renters pay owed rent and assist landlords in recouping costs. “This...
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Plan the best day ever with your pet in West Michigan

No one gets left behind on this year's family vacation when you visit these pet friendly establishments across West Michigan. When planning your next trip with your furry pal, be sure to check out some of the destinations below, including lodging, restaurants and outdoor recreating ideas. In Southern West Michigan:
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Complete August 2021 Special Election results for southwest Michigan

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – The polling locations for the August 3 Special Election closed at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and results are in for communities and school districts in southwest Michigan. KALAMAZOO COUNTY. Voters were asked to consider a bond issue that would replace five aging elementary schools in...