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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Michael David Elliot
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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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.

Michigan to designate veterans on dr Michigan
April 23, 2014 | AP  Michigan is letting its 680,000 military veterans get a special designation on their driver's licenses

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.

EAA debate heats up in Lansing, final vote possible this week
April 22, 2014 | MPRN  Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville hopes to hold a final vote this week on a bill to expand the state’s Education Achievement Authority. There’s still plenty of opposition to the legislation in Lansing.
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Schuette praises high court ruling on admissions
April 22, 2014 | AP  Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is praising the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the state's ban on using race in university admissions.

Music artists can register now for ArtPrize
Caroline MacGregor
April 22, 2014 | WGVU  St. Cecilia Music Center will continue its role as the Official ArtPrize Music Hub in 2014 - awarding prize money to musical entries with five different genre prizes. WGVU’s Caroline MacGregor has more.
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SCOTUS upholds Michigan affirmative action amendment
April 22, 2014 | MPRN  The US Supreme Court has upheld Michigan’s ban on race- and gender-based affirmative action that was approved by voters eight years ago.
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Muskegon Heights 2 million in debt since Mosaica took over
Caroline MacGregor
April 22, 2014 | WGVU  The Muskegon Heights Charter School District is scrambling to balance its budget in the wake of 2 million dollars in additional debt since a charter operator took over in 2012. WGVU’s Caroline MacGregor reports.
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Board sets room rates, names band facility
April 22, 2014 | AP  The Board of Trustees at Michigan State University has voted to raise room-and-board rates for its dorms by 3.95 percent next academic year.

Police investigate report of West Michigan brawl involving 100
April 22, 2014 | AP   Police say they're investigating following a report of a weekend brawl in Muskegon that may have involved about 100 people.

Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling
April 22, 2014 | AP   A woman who successfully sued the University of Michigan over racial preferences says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold a state ban on using race in university admissions is a "great victory" for voters and the state.

91-year-old World War II veteran gets honor
April 22, 2014 | AP   A 91-year-old World War II veteran in suburban Detroit has received a long-overdue honor.

Experts tapped to help judge in Detroit bankruptcy
April 22, 2014 | AP   A judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy has selected experts from Boston and New York to advise him on the city's plan to get out of Chapter 9.

Michigan elections take shape at filing deadline
April 22, 2014 | AP   Leading candidates for top-of-the-ticket offices in Michigan such as governor and an open U.S. Senate seat are expected to face little or no opposition in the August primary.

Judge rules for newspaper in mug shot dispute case
April 22, 2014 | AP  A judge says the federal government must turn over mug shots of criminal defendants to the Detroit Free Press.

High court decides Michigan affirmative action issue
April 22, 2014 | AP  The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

Earth Week effort uses four legged plant eaters to uproot invasives
David Moore
April 22, 2014 | WGVU  On this Earth Day, there’s a special effort beginning in Ottawa County to deal with invasive species at the local level. As WGVU’s David Moore reports, the way they’re hoping to control two particular plants may surprise you.

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