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Grants aid Port of Muskegon development study
Hilary Farrell
March 2, 2015 | WGVU  West Michigan’s largest natural deep-water port is the recipient of $125,000 in grants to fund study of possible development options.
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Michigan appeals federal wolf decision
Rick Pluta
March 2, 2015 | MPRN  Michigan is appealing a federal judge’s decision to restore endangered species protections to the gray wolf. Wildlife groups filed the lawsuit after Michigan and other states adopted wolf hunting seasons.
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Skilled trades, Prop 1, state sup’t search big topics at governor’s education summit
Jake Neher
March 2, 2015 | MPRN  Governor Rick Snyder is getting some tough questions about the May roads ballot proposal at his education and economic summit this week in Detroit.
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Supporters push for paid sick leave statewide
Hilary Farrell
March 2, 2015 | WGVU  Advocates of paid sick leave renew efforts for a statewide policy.
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Snyder names West Michigan school chief as education adviser
March 2, 2015 | AP  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has named an intermediate school district leader from western Michigan as his new education policy adviser.

Michigan pays $4.9M for membership in Common Core group
March 2, 2015 | AP  Michigan is paying $4.9 million this school year to continue its membership in a group that develops standardized tests aligned with national Common Core education standards.

Michigan could bypass healthier school fundraising rules
March 2, 2015 | AP  Legislation introduced in the state House and Senate would offer flexibility to raise money at least three times a week by selling snacks in Michigan schools now banned under federal guidelines.

125,000 Dollar effort planned to help study Port of Muskegon
March 2, 2015 | WGVU  A $125,000 effort is planned to help study the best way to develop the Port of Muskegon in western Michigan.

East Grand Rapids reviews non-discrimination policy
Hilary Farrell
March 2, 2015 | WGVU  East Grand Rapids officials introduce a new non-discrimination ordinance tonight.

Officials seek to boost food assistance at farmers markets
March 2, 2015 | WGVU  Officials want to boost the use of food assistance benefits at farmers markets in Michigan.

Women social workers face leadership barriers
Patrick Center
March 2, 2015 | WGVU  Social work in the United States was created by women. It would be reasonable to assume women hold the majority of leadership positions. Yet, that’s not the case. Two researchers from Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids campus have revealed the barriers female social workers face. WGVU spoke with the authors of “Falling Silent: Analyzing the Voices of Women Leaders in the Social Work Profession.”
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Girl, 3, critical after getting stuck outside in deep cold
March 2, 2015 | WGVU  Lansing police say a 3-year-old girl sustained critical injuries from hypothermia after she apparently got out of her family's apartment in the bitter cold and then couldn't get back in through a locked door.

AAA Michigan: Gas prices rise 11 cents in past week to $2.42
March 2, 2015 | WGVU  AAA Michigan reports statewide gas prices have increased by about 11 cents a gallon within the past week.

Damage estimate climbs in vandalism at Michigan ski resort
March 2, 2015 | WGVU  The general manager of a ski resort vandalized by University of Michigan students estimates the total damage is about four times the original estimate.

Authorities find problem with recent drugged driving law
March 2, 2015 | WGVU  Authorities say there's a problem with a recent Michigan law allowing police to conduct a preliminary roadside analysis for drugs and other intoxicating substances in addition to alcohol.

Work starting on facilities for more Fermi 2 protection
March 2, 2015 | WGVU  Construction starts this week on two facilities to provide more backup protection for Fermi 2's nuclear reactor and used fuel pool in the event of a natural disaster.

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