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Modest, gradual minimum wage hike set to launch
September 1, 2014 | AP  An increase in Michigan's minimum wage is set to launch, and with it comes a test of whether the gradual rise will help workers, harm businesses or neither.

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Boy, 13, shot in foot at Muskegon High School game
September 1, 2014 | AP  Authorities say they're investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old boy during a football game at Muskegon High School.

Robot to join governor for Mackinac Bridge Walk
September 1, 2014 | AP  Tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in the Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge - and they'll be joined by one robot.

No human cases of West Nile in Michigan yet
September 1, 2014 | AP   Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.

Study: 40 percent of households not meeting needs
September 1, 2014 | AP  A new study finds 40 percent of Michigan households with at least one worker don't make enough money to meet basic survival needs.

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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