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Report: officer shot in Wyoming
Hilary Farrell
January 29, 2015 | WGVU  A police officer was shot in Wyoming this afternoon following an altercation.

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Poll reveals Michigan voters favor Prop. 1 sales tax increase until details are revealed
Patrick Center
January 29, 2015 | WGVU  A recently released poll indicates likely Michigan voters would vote ”yes” to raise the state sales tax and fix crumbling roads and bridges. Reveal the Proposal 1 details, and voters polled say “no.” WGVU finds out why.
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Police dept offers office for Craiglist safety
Hilary Farrell
January 29, 2015 | WGVU  A West Michigan police department proposes a unique way to keep residents safe on Craigslist.
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GRAAHI Holds Several Health Care Enrollment Workshops
Jennifer Moss
January 29, 2015 | WGVU  The deadline for federal health coverage under the Affordable Care Act is fast approaching. Experts say there’s still much confusion about the marketplace and cost of insurance.
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TIF reform expected in 2015 legislative session
Hilary Farrell
January 29, 2015 | WGVU  Experts expect tax increment finance reform efforts to continue in 2015.
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Detroit NAACP to celebrate installation of elected officers
January 29, 2015 | WGVU  U.S. Rep. John Conyers will administer the oath of office to NAACP Detroit branch president the Rev. Wendell Anthony during the civil rights organization's installation ceremony.

Advisers to get training on helping owners protect forests
January 29, 2015 | WGVU  State experts will provide training for professional land managers in Michigan with a goal of helping private forestland owners avoid practices that cause soil erosion and degrade water quality.

Conviction tossed in case of man who acted as his own lawyer
January 29, 2015 | WGVU  A man who insisted on acting as his own lawyer has persuaded the Michigan appeals court to throw out his conviction - because a judge didn't fully explain the risk of acting as his own lawyer.

Detroit homeowners to see lower property tax assessments
January 29, 2015 | WGVU  Mayor Mike Duggan has announced about three quarters of residential properties in Detroit will see at least a 10 percent tax reduction on upcoming notices.

Cargo plane slides off Ford airport taxiway; no injuries
January 29, 2015 | WGVU  Officials say no one was injured when a cargo plane slid off a taxiway at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in western Michigan.

Snow, sleet, freezing rain contribute to Michigan wrecks
January 29, 2015 | WGVU  Snow, sleet and freezing rain are combining to create slippery road conditions across parts of Michigan and leading to traffic wrecks.

Economist says May ballot has $100 million loophole
Rick Pluta
January 28, 2015 | MPRN  An economic study says the May ballot proposal to raise the state sales tax could also cost Michigan taxpayers 100 million dollars more in federal income taxes.
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16 year olds could pre-register to vote under bill at state Capitol
Jake Neher
January 28, 2015 | MPRN  Michigan teens would be able to pre-register to vote under a proposal in Lansing.
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