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Board to consider minimum wage, wolf ballot issues
July 24, 2014 | AP  Michigan's elections board will consider whether supporters of a minimum wage increase and wolf hunting collected enough voter signatures for proposals to advance to legislators and possibly a statewide vote.

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Muskegon River to be surveyed for sea lamprey
July 24, 2014 | AP   Federal scientists are preparing to examine a portion of the Muskegon River to determine what steps are needed to control sea lamprey, an invasive fish parasite.

Tortoise may have helped 12-inch alligator escape
July 24, 2014 | AP  An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.

Gilda's LaughFest to return for 5th year in March
July 24, 2014 | AP  Organizers of an annual festival of laughter in western Michigan say the event will return for its fifth year in March.

Elections panel to consider minimum wage, wolf hunting petition drives
July 23, 2014 | MPRN  A state elections board will decide tomorrow whether to certify petitions to initiate two new state laws. One would increase Michigan’s minimum wage. The other would allow wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula.

Pro-Gaza protesters rally at state Capitol
July 23, 2014 | WGVU   Pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian groups are holding events across Michigan to offer their perspectives on the conflict in Gaza. As Jake Neher reports, protesters gathered in front of the state Capitol today in support of Palestinians.
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Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival begins this weekend
Caroline MacGregor
July 23, 2014 | WGVU  Final preparations are underway for the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival which gets underway this weekend.
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Police welcome tips in Rebekah Bletsch death investigation
Caroline MacGregor
July 23, 2014 | WGVU  The investigation into the shooting death of jogger Rebekah Bletsch has not resulted in any arrests but police hope new information in the case will lead them to her killer. WGVU’s Caroline MacGregor reports.
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Land close to amending records to account for $3M
July 23, 2014 | AP  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land says she's close to filing an amended financial disclosure statement to account for nearly $3 million she's given her campaign.

Statue of Betty Ford planned for Grand Rapids
July 23, 2014 | AP   A statue of former first lady Betty Ford is planned for Grand Rapids in 2018.

Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce is finalized
July 23, 2014 | AP  Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage.

Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life
July 23, 2014 | AP   A defense lawyer says a Detroit-area man who killed a young, unarmed woman on his porch heard "boom, boom, boom" at last four separate times before he opened the door and shot her in the face.

 
 
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