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Grand Rapids Community College plans buyouts
October 21, 2014 | WGVU   Grand Rapids Community College plans to offer buyouts to some faculty and staff as part of an effort that could save $5 million over the next decade.

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Great Lakes water levels rise to above average
October 21, 2014 | WGVU  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Detroit says water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron are above average this season for the first time since 1998.

Central Michigan star back Rawls to be sentenced
October 21, 2014 | WGVU  One of college football's top running backs faces sentencing in a Michigan theft case.

Wayne State law school plans to freeze tuition
October 21, 2014 | WGVU  Wayne State University's Law School plans to freeze tuition next year and give a scholarship to every incoming student.

Settlement to end odors from Detroit incinerator
October 21, 2014 | WGVU  The state of Michigan says it's reached an agreement with two companies to end odors from a Detroit incinerator as part of a settlement that includes a $350,000 fine.

Report: Lack of autism specialists creating long wait times for children
October 20, 2014 | MPRN  A new report says Michigan needs more autism specialists to help diagnose and treat children with the disorder. Advocates say some kids are waiting up to two years to get help.
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Petition drive to limit hospital charges gets OK
October 20, 2014 | AP  Michigan has given the go-ahead for a petition drive that would limit how much hospitals can charge uninsured and underinsured patients and auto accident victims.

Chamber plans petition drive on Michigan roads
October 20, 2014 | AP  The Michigan Chamber of Commerce plans a petition drive to force lawmakers to pass a road funding plan or place the issue on the ballot for voters to decide.

Panel sheds light on Nixon pardon
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October 20, 2014 | WGVU  Forty years after Gerald R. Ford took his Presidential oath, a Grand Rapids panel discusses the pardon of Richard Nixon. That includes some lesser-known parts of the story.
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Man enters plea in shooting of hospital guard
October 20, 2014 | AP  A man who authorities say shot and wounded a hospital security guard during a confrontation in a Grand Rapids parking structure has pleaded no contest to attempted murder and other charges.

State aims to curb misuse of prescription drugs
October 20, 2014 | AP  The Michigan Department of Community Health has developed a website to increase public awareness of the risks and potential harm associated with misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs

US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed
October 20, 2014 | AP  U.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more than 4.7 million vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately.

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