First, the stories before the drop in oil prices yesterday
Gasoline averaged around $4.29 per gallon in West Michigan on Tuesday night, but there are several ways to avoid paying the wholesale price.
The Rapid millage passed narrowly Tuesday night, with the final margin just 136 votes.
A narrow election win gave the Rapid the OK to grow and add routes, stops and jobs.
It was by no means a mandate, but supporters did manage to get out enough votes to pay for additional bus service in six Kent County communities.
Downtown Grand Rapids bucked the city's trend of population loss over the past decade, with a roughly 31% jump in population between 2000 and 2010, according to a 24 Hour News 8 analysis of Kent County census tracts.See a common theme? I do.
Next, the stories after oil prices dropped.
It almost never happens. But used cars today are likely worth more than they were about one year ago, experts told 24 Hour News 8 on Thursday.
Patrick DeHaan of gasbuddy.com told 24 Hour News 8 it appears prices have peaked for the foreseeable future.
As American businesses added more than 268,000 jobs in April, there are signs of job growth in West Michigan.Notice a difference? I do, too.
And now, something that is green on the one hand and light and fluffy on the other.
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