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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Jase Bolger, Michigan House Speaker

Gov. Snyder and Senate leader not embracing Bolger’s union demands
April 23, 2014 | MPRN  State House Speaker Jase Bolger is the only Republican leader in Lansing demanding that unions contribute to Detroit’s bankruptcy settlement.
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MAREC holds "crowdfunding" investment conference
Caroline MacGregor
April 23, 2014 | WGVU  During a conference at Grand Valley’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center in Muskegon, businesses and nonprofit organizations learned about "crowdfunding" - an investment strategy for entrepreneurs. WGVU’s Caroline MacGregor reports.
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Michigan murderer arraigned in prison escape
April 23, 2014 | AP  A convicted murderer who broke out of a western Michigan prison in February has been arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.

Michigan to designate veterans on driver's license
April 23, 2014 | AP  Michigan will let its 680,000 military veterans get a special designation on their driver's licenses starting May 1.

Utility says it's committed to plant site reuse
April 23, 2014 | AP  Officials with Consumers Energy said they're committed to helping find a new use for the site of a coal-fired power plant in western Michigan that's scheduled to close in two years.

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids attracting crowds and growing revenue
Patrick Center
April 23, 2014 | WGVU  After four years Millions of laughs and now more than $1 million dollars have been raised by LaughFest supporting programs at Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids.
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Candidates enter West Michigan political races
Patrick Center
April 23, 2014 | WGVU  The Tuesday deadline for Democratic and Republican candidates to file signatures to run for most state offices has come and gone. Two local candidates are entering West Michigan races.
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GM restructuring engineering in response to recall
April 23, 2014 | AP  General Motors is adding 35 product safety investigators as part of a larger restructuring in response to a series of safety recalls.

Snyder confirms Lincoln Park financial emergency
April 23, 2014 | AP  - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has confirmed his earlier determination that a financial emergency exists in the Detroit suburb of Lincoln Park, giving the City Council seven days to pick a way out of the crisis.

Crews remove, destroy unexploded military shell
April 23, 2014 | AP  Bomb disposal crews responded to a Battle Creek home after a scrap business operator obtained an unexploded military shell.

Michigan murderer who escaped scheduled for court
April 23, 2014 | AP   A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison in February is scheduled for arraignment on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges

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