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Kent County Health Department scores high national honor
David Moore
September 18, 2014 | WGVU   After more than two years of preparation, the Kent County Health Department has been recognized by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) for its effectiveness, efficiency and outreach.

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Michigan, Stanford get $10M for election studies
September 18, 2014 | AP  The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $10 million to researchers at the University of Michigan and Stanford University to conduct a series of surveys on political participation and vote choice in the 2016 presidential election.

Work near on Indiana berm to block Asian carp
September 18, 2014 | AP  Work could start this fall on building a nearly 2 mile-long earthen berm through a northeastern Indiana marsh considered a possible pathway for Asian carp to reach the Great Lakes.

Census figures show Michigan incomes rise in 2013
September 18, 2014 | AP  The U.S. Census Bureau says household incomes in Michigan rose 1.7 percent in 2013 after years of decline.

Governor seeks federal aid in flooding recovery
September 18, 2014 | AP  Michigan is seeking a help from Washington for residents and businesses affected by last month's severe flooding.

Moves urged to target Michigan car insurance fraud
September 18, 2014 | AP  A task force established by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is recommending proposals to crack down on auto insurance fraud.

Grand Rapids university gets $1 million stained glass
September 18, 2014 | AP   A Christian university in Grand Rapids has hired a Danish artist to construct four stained glass windows valued at $1 million for its new chapel.

Michigan teen admits arson over arranged marriage
September 18, 2014 | AP   A Michigan teenager has admitted she set a fire in her house while her parents were sleeping because she didn't want to get engaged in an arranged marriage.

Authorities: 5th grader with gun had list of names
September 18, 2014 | AP  Authorities say a fifth-grade boy found with a loaded pistol at a middle school in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula had created a list of classmates' names.

MI jobless rate drops to 7.4 percent
September 17, 2014 | MPRN  Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate has dropped by three-tenths of a percentage point to seven-point-four percent.

Nearly 1,000 new jobs coming to West Michigan
Patrick Center
September 17, 2014 | WGVU  A major announcement made in Lansing Wednesday impacting the West Michigan economy. Two auto parts manufacturers are investing nearly $170 million dollars and with it creating nearly 1,000 jobs.
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Brothers accused of 1989 Shannon Siders murder appear at hearing
Patrick Center
September 17, 2014 | WGVU  A key court hearing has begun for two brothers charged with murder in the death of a young western Michigan woman who went missing in 1989.
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State's jobless rate off 0.3 points to 7.4 percent
September 17, 2014 | AP  The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.3 percentage points to 7.4 percent in the latest month.

Emerge West Michigan launches start-up hub
Hilary Farrell
September 17, 2014 | WGVU  A new West Michigan alliance wants to be the connection between entrepreneurs and community resources.
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Land expresses interest in 1 debate with Peters
September 17, 2014 | AP  Republican Michigan U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land is expressing interest in having one debate with Democratic opponent Gary Peters.

Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states
September 17, 2014 | AP  An Associated Press review finds that cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed.

Michigan woman mistakenly listed as dead
September 17, 2014 | AP  A southeastern Michigan woman has proven she is still alive after a government mix-up listed her as dead.

Judge orders hearing on Detroit water shutoffs
September 17, 2014 | AP  A judge has pushed back a hearing over whether to temporarily delay water shutoffs to Detroit residents with unpaid bills.

Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states, but Michigan is among them
September 17, 2014 | AP  An Associated Press review finds that cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed.

Way to Wellville takes umbrella approach to health care in Muskegon
David Moore
September 17, 2014 | WGVU  A new concept in health care in Muskegon County takes a comprehensive approach to wellness. It goes far beyond check-ups, shots and medicine

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