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State grant to GRCC helps bridge workforce and employer demands
Patrick Center
February 27, 2015 | WGVU  Developing a skilled workforce meeting the needs of area employers received a shot in the arm this week when the Michigan Economic Development Corporation awarded Grand Rapids Community College a $2.9 million grant.
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DeBoer attorney says SCOTUS arguments will focus on children
Rick Pluta
February 27, 2015 | WGVU  Attorneys for the lesbian couple challenging Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban have filed their briefs with the US Suprem e Court. Oral arguments are expected this spring.
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Net neutrality lawsuits, legal issues predicted
Hilary Farrell
February 27, 2015 | WGVU  The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to treat the internet as a public utility has a broad impact on consumers as well as business interests. WGVU breaks down some of the details with a local legal expert.
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Michigan, U.S. appealing judge's ruling on Great Lakes wolves
February 27, 2015 | AP  Michigan is joining the federal government in appealing a decision that restores legal protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region.

Study to examine Detroit-Lansing-Grand Rapids passenger rail
February 27, 2015 | AP  A study will look at possible new passenger rail service that could connect Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Holland.

Authorities: Woman dies after being hit by semi in Otsego
February 27, 2015 | AP  Authorities say a woman was fatally struck by a semi-truck after she fell while crossing a street in southwestern Michigan.

Consumers Energy, Salvation Army Keep Customers Warm
Jennifer Moss
February 27, 2015 | WGVU  The Salvation Army and Consumers Energy have joined forces once again to help with energy assistance during the cold winter months. More than a million dollars will help cover the cost of heating bills. We spoke with Salvation Army officials about this effort.
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Fermenta fosters female brewing creativity
Hilary Farrell
February 27, 2015 | WGVU  A new women's craft brewing guild makes its mark in Michigan.
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Palisades nuclear plant's safety rating to be downgraded
February 27, 2015 | WGVU  Federal regulators say the safety rating for Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan will be downgraded following a violation related to how some workers' radiation doses were monitored and calculated.

Compromise plan unveiled for Allied Paper Superfund site
February 27, 2015 | WGVU  A $65 million to $70 million compromise plan for cleaning up Kalamazoo's Allied Paper Superfund site has been unveiled.

Jury can hear of road rage killing suspect's aggressive past
February 27, 2015 | WGVU   A judge says a jury can hear testimony that a 69-year-old man accused of a road-rage killing in southeastern Michigan was involved in a similar but non-fatal confrontation previously.

State shuts down in-home day care amid death investigation
February 27, 2015 | WGVU  The state has shut down an in-home day care center in western Michigan following the death of an infant who'd recently been cared for there.

Eastpointe man sentenced for selling fake auto insurance
February 27, 2015 | WGVU  A 64-year-old Michigan man has been sentenced to one year in jail for selling fake auto insurance certificates.

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