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Opponents press Snyder to cancel prison food contract
July 31, 2014 | AP   Opponents are pressing Gov. Rick Snyder's administration to cancel the state's contract with a company that provides food in the prison system.

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Jury to hear from defense in porch shooting trial
July 31, 2014 | WGVU  The defense is presenting its side in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged in the fatal shooting of a young woman on his porch last fall.

Hearing set to resume in missing baby's slaying
July 31, 2014 | AP   A key court hearing is set to resume for a northern Lower Michigan man accused of killing his baby daughter.

Wayne State plans 2015 spring-summer tuition break
July 31, 2014 | AP   Wayne State University plans to offer a 30 percent tuition break for classes during the 2015 spring and summer semesters.

Chrysler recalls Fiat 500Ls to fix knee air bags
July 31, 2014 | AP  Chrysler is recalling just under 30,000 Fiat 500L small cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with air bags that protect knees in a crash.

100+ show up to give input on new standardized test
July 30, 2014 | MPRN   Michigan education officials are in the process of finding a new standardized test – again. As Michigan Public Radio’s Jake Neher reports, more than a hundred people were in Lansing today to say what they want out of a new assessment.
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Personal Property Tax repeal and replacement on August 5th ballot
Patrick Center
July 30, 2014 | WGVU  It’s up to Michigan voters to approve the repeal of the state’s personal property tax. It will appear on the August 5th ballot as Proposal 1. What is the personal property tax and how will the money lost be replaced?
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Autopsy finds woman died of ligature strangulation
Patrick Center
July 30, 2014 | WGVU  A medical examiner has found that a pregnant Michigan woman police say was killed by a man she connected with through Craigslist was strangled with a rope, strap or other device.
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625-lb Michigan bomb threat suspect bedridden
July 30, 2014 | AP  A 44-year-old Michigan man charged with making a bomb threat says he can't appear in court because of his weight.

Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs
July 30, 2014 | AP  A Texas lawyer has sued General Motors on behalf of 658 people injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.

Canada, Michigan name border bridge authority
July 30, 2014 | AP  Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Kent County voters face crucial library millage next week
July 30, 2014 | WGVU  Kent County voters are facing two county wide millage proposals next week. One of them is a renewal and increase combination for the Kent District Library.
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