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GVSU charter administrator weighs in on MCCSA proposal
August 29, 2014 | WGVU  A quality control system for Michigan charter schools proposed by a state charter council offers an alternative to Department of Education plans. WGVU’s Hilary Farrell takes a look at that proposal, and its impact on Grand Valley State University among other charter programs.
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Charter school authorizers vow to hold themselves to higher standards
August 29, 2014 | MPRN  A group of institutions that oversee Michigan charter schools says it will hold itself to higher standards. As Jake Neher reports, it plans to adopt a new oversight system that could lead to some charter schools closing.
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Detroit gets $275 million financing from Barclays
August 29, 2014 | AP   Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager says Barclays PLC will provide $275 million to fund the city's exit from bankruptcy.

Prisoner, 16, dies after struggle, shooting self
August 29, 2014 | AP  Authorities say a 16-year-old prisoner has died after shooting himself following a struggle where a police officer was wounded outside a Bay County juvenile facility.

Consumers Energy updates Michigan utility meters
August 29, 2014 | AP   Consumers Energy is speeding up its plan to update electric meters for homes and businesses across Michigan.

Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M
August 29, 2014 | AP  A lawyer says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks is $4.5 million.

Michigan State enrollment expected about 49,700
August 29, 2014 | AP   Michigan State University says enrollment for the 2014 academic year is expected to be about 49,700 students, a slight increase over last year.

Police: Woman held after man fatally stabbed
August 29, 2014 | AP  Authorities say a woman has been taken into custody after a man was fatally stabbed at a Grand Rapids apartment.

Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon
August 29, 2014 | AP  U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years.

The Shark is back in the water again
David Moore
August 29, 2014 | WGVU  Super swimmer Jim Dreyer is back again, this time taking on the Straits of Mackinac. And this may be his most grueling journey yet.
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Counterterrorism analyst talks ISIS strategy
Patrick Center
August 29, 2014 | WGVU  President Barack Obama says degrading Islamic State militants is going to require a "regional strategy" and assistance from partners in the Middle East. What could that strategy look like? WGVU spoke with terrorism expert Jonathan White.
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Kildee sponsors anti nuke measure in Congress
August 29, 2014 | AP  A member of Congress from Michigan says he'll sponsor a resolution opposing a Canadian power company's plan to bury waste from nuclear plants less than a mile from Lake Huron.

Officials urge fire caution over holiday weekend
August 29, 2014 | AP   LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Officials say despite recent rain, conditions will be right for wildfires during the Labor Day weekend.

West Nile Virus found in Michigan horse, turkeys
August 29, 2014 | AP   Michigan officials have confirmed the West Nile Virus has been found in a northern Michigan horse and a mid-Michigan turkey flock.

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