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Morning Buzz- 5 things to know for August 2

Posted at 10:24 AM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 10:22:43-04

1. Voters in Michigan are now hitting the polls in today's primaries.

Officials are hoping to see a big turnout, like we had in the record-breaking Michigan presidential primary.  More than 2.5 million votes were cast for that in March with more than 34 percent of registered voters participating.

Before heading to the polls you can find your polling location and check to see what's on your ballot in advance at

Polls are open until 8 p.m.

2. If you're looking for a new job, dozens of positions will be up for grabs in Ottawa County today.

There's a job fair going on at the West Michigan Works Holland Service Center on Clover Street.

Three different companies will be there: Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant, Johnson Controls, and Michigan Turkey Producers.

Altogether, they've got 95 open jobs, including line cooks, machine operators, and general production.

Starting pay ranges from $9 dollars to $13.50 an hour.

The fair is going on from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Make sure you bring copies of your resume, and dress to impress.

3. David Bowie fans, this one's for you. Tonight, the Grand Rapids Symphony's GR Pops will pay tribute to the music legend with a special concert.

Tonight's performance will feature a guest conductor and a full rock band.

It's all happening at Canonsburg Ski Area in Belmont as part of the 2016 Picnic Pop series.

Some of the songs they'll perform include “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” and “Under Pressure.” Bowie died in January of this year at the age of 69.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and you can get tickets here.(

4. The Starlifters US Air Force Band of Mid-America will be in town this Thursday. The seven-piece group of musicians performs rock, pop, jazz, and country with contemporary music and traditional patriotic tunes.

They'll be performing at Ah-Nab-Awen Park at 7 p.m.

The "Amazing Clark Magic Show" will be getting the crowd ready starting at 6:30 p.m.

The best part it's completely free.

5. After a winning streak for 25 years with coaster lovers, Cedar Point’s Mean Streak is coming down after this summer.

The 161-foot-tall wooden roller coaster went up in 1991. At that time, it was the world's fastest and tallest wooden coaster.

Cedar Point says it's trying to make way for future developments in the "Frontier Town" section of the amusement park.

However, specific details haven't been released yet.

The Mean Streak's last ride is set for September 16.

There will also be a special memorial ceremony and procession to the park's dead rides cemetery.