10 AM Until 2 AM Saturday

The National Weather Service maintains a WIND ADVISORY for nearly all of West Michigan from 10 AM this morning until 2 AM Saturday morning.  45 mph gusts are likely inland while 50 mph gusts are possible at the Lake Shore.  This kind of wind is capable of bringing down tree branches and creating some power outages.  Obviously, we hope that doesn't happen.  Winds blow from the northwest this morning then from the north by midday and beyond.  Stay with for your weather today and always!

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House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has overwhelmingly passed a resolution barring President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a "sustained combat role" without congressional approval.

The measure still must pass the Senate to force a showdown with the president. And it risks opening up several questions related to the Constitution's separation of powers between executive and legislative branches.

But the bill may have a greater symbolic than legal effect.

Obama explicitly has ruled out sending combat troops to help Iraq fight extremist insurgents.

Nevertheless, Republican and Democratic lawmakers say they need to reassert what they argue is their constitutional control over authorizing military force.

More than 800 U.S. forces are in Iraq. More than half are providing security for the embassy and U.S. personnel.

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Washington Times