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  1. Michigan could see a West Nile virus outbreak this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Michigan Radio

    ... eggs," says Wuerfel. It's not just the army of Culex mosquitoes that makes summers like this bad for West Nile. Ned Walker researches mosquito-borne diseases at Michigan State University. He says the hot weather also helps the virus spread. ...

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  2. 12 cities that have lost equivalent of Detroit Tigers payroll in state moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | MLive.com

    ... Rodriguez. Road maintenance has been most impacted by cuts in state revenue sharing, Mayor Mark Huizenga said. Walker, which is home to Meijer, Inc. headquarters and one of 22 Michigan cities with a local income tax, has the area's lowest city tax ...

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  3. Celebrate a Christmas in Julya to help honor veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... t in Grand Rapids, and includes several different events. The event takes place Saturday, July 16th at Sobie Meats in Walker . Ray Bentley, a former NFL linebacker, will be there to sign books, and a blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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  4. Missing person suffering from dementia found safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Thomas had been returning a rental vehicle and was last seen in the area of Alpine Avenue and I-96 in Walker. Police say he suffers from dementia and just moved to Alpine Township from out-of-state.

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  5. Missing: Julius Thomas, 68, suffers from dementiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Police are asking for help in locating Julius Thomas, 68, who reportedly went missing around 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Thomas was returning a rental vehicle and was last seen in the area of Alpine Avenue and I-96 in Walker.

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  6. 17-year-old charged in high-speed crash that killed teen, injured othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | MLive.com

    ... speed limit is 55 mph. Passengers Kaitlin Keeler, 15, of Comstock Park; Olivia Lawrence, 17, of Sparta Township; and Walker resident Alyssa Naughton, 16, suffered injuries that ranged from serious to critical. Secretary of State records showed ...

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  7. Fire burns at west Michigan scrap metal recycling facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | SFGate

    Walker firefighters spent spend hours putting out a scrap-metal fire at a Louis Padnos Iron & Metal facility in Walker, Mich., Friday, July 1, 2016. Walker firefighters spent spend hours putting out a scrap-metal fire at a Louis Padnos Iron & Metal facility in Walker, Mich., Friday, July 1, 2016.

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  8. Where road construction might cause 2016 Fourth of July traffic tie upsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | MLive.com

    ... US-131 is closed, as well as the southbound US-131 exit ramp to Leonard Street. M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive) in Walker will have lane closures in each direction between Kinney and Sunset Hills avenues. M-66 in Ionia County has the southbound bridge ...

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  9. Term limits coming to a vote in another Michigan cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | MLive.com

    ... more of a citizen government versus a stagnant government." In 2013, de Wit filed for a First Ward commission seat in Walker, then withdrew because he said he was told it would be "extremely difficult" to unseat an incumbent. Veteran commissioner Al ...

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  10. Meijer expanding curbside pick-up to 10 Detroit area storesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | MLive.com

    ... which lets customers to shop online and collect their groceries outside the store without leaving their vehicles. The Walker-based retailer just added the service at its Rochester Hills, Brighton, Fort Gratiot and Lapeer locations. The Canton and ...

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  11. $20M investment will create at least 15 new jobs in this Michigan villageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | MLive.com

    ... of the Tesa Automotive Solution Center in Novi. The company also operates its primary North American warehouse in Walker, west of Grand Rapids. Tesa also makes products in Sparta that are engineered to supply diverse global markets such as ...

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  12. Vast FedEx Ground terminal being built in Walker was once eyed for Cabela'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | MLive.com

    ... and residential packages per day, according to the company's website. The $22 million building rising up between Walker and Alpine avenues will have 105 loading doors for the package handling facility, said a.j. Veneklasen President Chris ...

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  13. People on the bus: Who they are, what they earn, how often they rideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | MLive.com

    It has been five years since residents of Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Walker and Wyoming approved -- by a 136-vote margin -- a 1.47-mill property tax to help fund The Rapid bus system. With that levy set to expire in 2018, The Rapid likely will put another proposal on the ballot next year.

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  14. Two hours of weather terror: A look back at May 31, 1998Read the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | MLive.com

    ... complete across Lower Michigan including Michigan's Thumb. The highest wind gusts were observed from Grand Haven to Walker, in west Michigan. Both locations had estimated wind gusts of 130 mph. Measured winds were 92 mph on the northwest side of ...

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  15. 5 years after nail-biter bus tax vote, are you ready for another?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | MLive.com

    ... expires in 2018 - will you be? If you own a $150,000 house in Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Walker or Wyoming, you've paid about $120 in additional property tax to The Rapid over the past five years - about $550 overall. ...

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  16. Ribbon Windows offer single and dual thermal break options.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | ThomasNet

    ... resistance to shrinkage of polyurethane barrier. Thermal framing is 2A1 4 in. wide with depths of 4A1 2 or 6 in. Walker, Michigan Tubelite Inc. adds a new 900RW Series ribbon windows, with single and dual poured-and-debridged thermal options, as ...

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  17. Is Kareem Walker Michigan Football's Next Star RB?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | GMB Wolverine

    Michigan football has had a shortage of good running backs recently, will Kareem Walker become the Wolverines' next star at the position? When Jim Harbaugh first became the head coach of the Michigan football program, one problem the Wolverines had, was a lack of stars at the skill positions. Ohio State always seemed to have those players and that was always one of the biggest difference between the two teams when they played.

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  18. Driver elbows trooper in face, caught after 4-hour foot chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | MLive.com

    ... them to stop. He approached the driver before the driver elbowed him in the face and sprinted off. Grandville and Walker police showed up to help give chase and a couple of K-9 officers brought tracking dogs. Kent County Road Commission workers got ...

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  19. 6 shelters emptied, 605 pets adopted in free Michigan eventRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | MLive.com

    The largest one-day free animal adoption drive in the Bissell Pet Foundation's history led to 605 pets being taken home and six animal shelters being emptied, organizers said. The event included 24 shelters across Michigan - clearing the kennels of Kent County Animal Shelter, Humane Society of West Michigan, Ionia County Animal Shelter, Al-Van Humane Society, All About Animals Rescue, and SPCA of Southwest Michigan - and 6 rescue entities that were at the floor-care company's headquarters in Walker, a Grand Rapids suburb.

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  20. Construction of a bike path tunnel under Lake Michigan Drive NW in Walker.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | WOODTV.com

    When bids came in $327,000 higher than expected for a bike path tunnel under Lake Michigan Drive NW, cutting back on the project was not an option. That forced the City of Walker to scramble to find money for the nearly $2.8 million project, City Engineer Scott Conners said.

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