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WIND & WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES

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The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids maintians WIND ADVISORIES for Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties until 10 PM.  45-50 mph gusts are verifying and may create some power outages, downed trees, or branches.  

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES start at 4 PM and last until 4 PM Tuesday in Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm counties.  Snowfall may exceed 6" through late Tuesday.  Blowing and drifting snow is likely.  

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U.S. Senate to vote on minimum wage increase

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Win or lose, democrats hope this week's expected Senate showdown over raising the minimum wage will benefit them in November's congressional elections.

The Senate is likely to vote Wednesday on a democratic plan to gradually raise the $7.25 hourly minimum wage to $10.10 as soon as 2016.

Republicans are expected to block it.

Nearly two-thirds of those earning $7.25 or less are women. Nearly half are people under age 25.

Democrats are targeting both groups and hope this week's vote will help them win in the fall.