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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sounded a hopeful note Wednesday night in her third State of the State address, delivered virtually for the first time in Michigan history amid a pandemic that could soon be significantly reduced due to vaccine distribution.

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Grand Haven’s Eastern Floral will now be called Huisman Flowers after the recent transition of ownership of Eastern Floral’s retail business operations in Holland and Grand Haven.

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will seek "common ground" with the Republican-led Legislature in her State of the State address, pitching a multibillion-dollar pandemic relief plan that would prioritize coronavirus vaccinations and additional aid to schools and businesses amid the crisis.

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Get ready for one unruly tax season where many filers will face longer tax refund delays, the rules of the game for key credits have changed and many remain angry about stimulus checks and tax refunds from last year that never showed up.

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will seek "common ground" with the Republican-led Legislature in her State of the State address, pitching a multibillion-dollar pandemic relief plan that would prioritize coronavirus vaccinations and additional aid to schools and businesses amid the crisis.

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Autopsies may provide answers in deaths of 3 from Bay City

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Grand Haven’s partnership with Housing Next, a housing solutions initiative, provides insight during the city’s ongoing fight to increase the availability of affordable housing.

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The city of Grand Haven has established a nonendowed Asset Protection Fund at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation to accept donations from people who want to support support security measures at remote city assets and artifacts that are threatened by vandalism, especially lighthouses. 

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Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 28. North wind 6 to 11 mph.

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We asked: With President Donald Trump’s four-year administration now over, how do you rate his term in the White House?

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OMAHA, Neb. — A major winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the middle of the country while another system blanketed areas of the Southwest, disrupting travel for a second consecutive day Tuesday and shuttering many schools.

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Fire, explosions at Kalamazoo homeless camp; 1 person hurt

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Recently, I went to a hearing instrument specialist and had my hearing tested. Apparently, this is something I should have done several years ago, at least to get some sort of baseline.

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A winter weather advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. today.

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A wood stove is the likely cause of a fire that destroyed a Robinson Township home Monday morning, according to Township Fire Chief Paul VanVelzen.

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The Tribune recently moved into its new offices at 700 Washington Ave., Suite 140.

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A winter weather advisory will be in effect through 4 p.m. Tuesday for portions of south-central and southwest Michigan, including Ottawa County.

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The next chance for snow will be Monday evening through Tuesday, when accumulations look likely for the Southern part of Lower Michigan.

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Muslims and Arab Americans in metro Detroit cheered the repeal of the Muslim travel ban by the administration of President Joe Biden, a move they hope will signal a change in how the U.S. government deals with their communities.

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ROME — The French doctor who discovered the genetic basis of Down syndrome but spent his career advocating against abortion as a result of prenatal diagnosis has taken his first major step to possible sainthood.

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s first stop Wednesday was a church service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, the seat of Washington’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese and titular church of Cardinal Wilton Gregory, who recently became the first Black American cardinal.

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Today: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Southeast wind 7 to 14 mph.

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon, who issued sweeping orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's powers were upended by a court ruling, abruptly resigned Friday.

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U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow recently nominated 11 West Michigan students for admission at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Po…

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With a perfect storm of aging residents, low birth rates, COVID-19 deaths and immigration cutbacks, 16 states saw population decreases last year as the United States experienced the slowest national population growth since the Great Depression.

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Michigan health director resigns; Whitmer names successor

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Local police and fire organizations recently updated their mutual aid agreements, allowing each other to “get a lot more help if needed,” according to Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Director Jeff Hawke.

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One of the last movies the Koestner family watched before leaving Grand Haven was “The Hobbit.”

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Today: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming west-southwest in the morning.

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The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners has once again sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer requesting that restaurants be allowed to stay open for in-person dining after Feb. 1, if not before.