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WGVU-TV's West Michigan Week: Grand Rapids Juvenile Offense Index
Patrick Center
April 18, 2014 | WGVU  Juvenile crime in Grand Rapids over the past seven years has declined 44-percent. WGVU-TV’s “West Michigan Week” takes a closer look at who’s committing the crimes and how the report aids in forming public policy.
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Schauer files 27,000 signatures to get name on ballot
April 18, 2014 | MPRN   Democrat Mark Schauer filed 27 thousand petition signatures today to put his name on the August primary ballot.

Bolger: Unions will have to put up cash to help settle Detroit bankruptcy
April 18, 2014 | MPRN  The state House Republican leader says he expects unions to put up cash from their bank accounts as part of Detroit’s bankruptcy settlement. House Speaker Jase Bolger says that’s one of his conditions before he’ll agree to a legislative vote on putting 350 million dollars of state money toward the bailout.

Local team promotes national sexual assault awareness campaign
Caroline MacGregor
April 18, 2014 | WGVU  Someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes in the United States, often by someone they know. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and as part of national campaign, a local effort is underway to fight this often silent epidemic. WGVU’s Caroline MacGregor reports.
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Walk to Lansing protests exclusion of students
April 18, 2014 | AP  A dozen student "gladiators" are planning to lead a march from Detroit to Lansing to protest what they say is the harmful and unnecessary suspension or expulsion of school children for often-minor offenses.

Judge sentences man whose daughter died in raid
April 18, 2014 | AP   A Detroit man whose daughter was accidentally killed by police during a raid has been sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a teenager.

Judge agrees to prevent removal of charity bins
April 18, 2014 | AP   A judge has agreed for now to prevent a Michigan township from forcing the removal of a Maryland-based nonprofit's outdoor clothing donation bins from the area.

University of Michigan moves on construction work
April 18, 2014 | AP  The University of Michigan is moving forward with plans for a $135 million addition to its business school and other construction projects.

Billboard boosts effort to catch serial soiler
April 18, 2014 | WGVU  A billboard along Interstate 94 is part of an effort to help catch a person who has been defecating on lides at an Ypsilanti playground over the last six months.

Grant money increases for Michigan specialty crops
April 18, 2014 | AP   Michigan could receive nearly $2 million in federal block grants for specialty crops as a result of the U.S. farm bill.

Battle Creek police review use-of-force policies
April 18, 2014 | AP   Battle Creek police plan to review their use-of-force policies following an arrest that led to a $31,000 settlement.

Lawmaker who mistakenly took tax break makes it up
April 18, 2014 | AP  A Michigan lawmaker who says she and her husband mistakenly took a property tax break on a rental property they own in suburban Detroit has paid $4,550 to Wayne County and a nonprofit to make up for the error.

Parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula get fresh snow
April 18, 2014 | AP   Parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula got more than a foot of snow during spring storms this week, breaking at least one daily snowfall record.

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