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County, GRCC decline city tax plan
Hilary Farrell
November 21, 2014 | WGVU  Grand Rapids Community College and Kent County have both opted out of a $5 million western Grand Rapids development project.
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Immigration and Nationality Act provides President with "legal basis"
Patrick Center
November 21, 2014 | WGVU  Is President Barack Obama’s executive order to shield as many as 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation, and grant them work permits, legal? Republicans on Capitol hill are raising that question. WGVU ran it by Grand Rapids immigration attorney, Susan Im.
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West Michigan U.S. Representative responds to President Obama's immigration order
Patrick Center
November 21, 2014 | WGVU  In response to President Barack Obama’s executive order protecting roughly 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation, House Speaker John Boehner says the president’s decision to go it alone "cemented his legacy of lawlessness and squandered what little credibility he had left." One west Michigan House Republican calling the order an overreach of Constitutional power.
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“The Discovery of King Tut” exhibition tour coming to Grand Rapids
Patrick Center
November 21, 2014 | WGVU  Coming in 2015, visitors to Grand Rapids Public Museum can experience one of the world’s greatest archeological discoveries.
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Economists predict continued Michigan job growth
November 21, 2014 | AP  University of Michigan economists say the state's economy will continue to move forward over the next two years after five years of steady job growth.

Kalamazoo Democrat seeks state Senate vote recount
November 21, 2014 | AP  Democratic state Rep. Sean McCann says he'll request a recount in the 20th District state Senate race, which a preliminary count shows him losing by 59 votes.

Thanksgiving travel to include 1.5M in Michigan
November 21, 2014 | WGVU  AAA says nearly 1.5 million people in Michigan plan to travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

Dallas to host 19-day ArtPrize competition in 2016
November 21, 2014 | WGVU  Members of the public will have a say in honoring aspiring artists when Art Prize Dallas begins in 2016.

Woman with gun arrested outside White House
November 21, 2014 | WGVU  A Michigan woman carrying a gun was arrested outside the White House just after President Barack Obama completed a nationally broadcast speech announcing his plan for the U.S. immigration system.

Weekend warm-up in Michigan to melt some snow
November 21, 2014 | WGVU  Forecasters say a weekend warm-up in Michigan will lead to melting snow and rain that could combine to bring rising river levels and even flooding in places.

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