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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES

1 AM UNTIL 4 PM THURSDAY

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids issues a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, and Newaygo counties from 1 AM Thursday morning until 4 PM in the afternoon.  The ADVISORY speaks to the development of snow, sleet, and freezing rain prior to the Thursday morning commute.  Accumulations of ice are under 1/10" before an ultimate transition to snow everywhere, but we know it doesn't take a lot of ice to cause problems.  Projected accumulations ... Muskegon to Grand Rapids to Lansing: 1" to 2" ... south of that line including Kalamazoo: under 1".

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House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House Committee has voted to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
   
The official, Lois Lerner, previously headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. Last May, after providing an opening statement, she refused to answer questions at a House Oversight Committee hearing about IRS agents improperly singling out tea party applications for extra scrutiny. She again refused to answer questions at hearing in March.
   
The Oversight Committee voted Thursday to hold her in contempt. Committee chairman Darrell Issa said Lerner had effectively waived her Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions by providing an opening statement at the 2013 hearing.
   
Lerner's lawyer and Democrats on the committee disagree.
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