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Michigan DNR
Naming contest for Michigan trail system underway
Hilary Farrell
September 23, 2014 | WGVU  Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources wants your input on naming its statewide hiking and biking network.

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Nearly 15,000 vehicles stopped during crackdown
September 23, 2014 | AP  Michigan law enforcement agencies stopped nearly 15,000 vehicles and arrested 169 suspected drunken drivers as part of a late-summer crackdown.

Propane seller wants to resolve Michigan inquiry
September 23, 2014 | AP  A propane seller that's being sued by the Michigan attorney general's office says it has been fully cooperating with the investigation and wants to resolve the situation.

Mitt Romney rallies with GOP hopeful, minus Snyder
September 23, 2014 | AP  Mitt Romney will join top Michigan Republican candidates besides Gov. Rick Snyder next week at a political rally in suburban Detroit.

Snyder, Schauer to appear at town hall debate
September 23, 2014 | AP  Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic opponent Mark Schauer have agreed to appear Oct. 12 at a town hall-style debate hosted by the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News and public television station WTVS.

Traverse City won't downsize Cherry Festival
September 23, 2014 | WGVU  Traverse City commissioners have agreed not to shorten the National Cherry Festival or move it out of the Open Space Park as some residents have suggested.

Lawmakers to OK career, technical education bill
September 23, 2014 | WGVU  The Michigan Legislature is close to sending Gov. Rick Snyder legislation requiring the state to provide information about career and technical education programs to school officials who ask for it.

Detroit officials to testify in water dispute
September 23, 2014 | WGVU  A judge is hearing more testimony in a dispute over Detroit's policy to cut off water to residents who can't afford the service.

Pair of feature films awarded Michigan incentives
September 23, 2014 | WGVU   The Michigan Film Office has awarded incentives to a pair of movies that are shooting this month on different sides of the state.

Public hearings scheduled for rail improvements
September 23, 2014 | WGVU   Public hearings have been scheduled for a draft environmental impact statement to evaluate passenger rail improvements aimed at speeding traffic through northwestern Indiana's congested railroad corridors as well as in Illinois and Michigan.

Jimmy Carter featured speaker at GRCC event
Hilary Farrell
September 22, 2014 | WGVU  Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn spoke of gender inequality, recent military action and LGBT rights during a talk at Grand Rapids Community College.
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Michigan adopts 'Work Ready Communities' assessment
Hilary Farrell
September 22, 2014 | WGVU  Governor Rick Snyder came to West Michigan to unveil a new workforce program that leverages some familiar test scores.

Lt. Gov. Calley says he’ll push for better employment for disabled people
September 22, 2014 | MPRN  Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley says he’ll push for policies to give people with disabilities better job opportunities. We have more from Jake Neher.
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