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Illegal marijuana operation investigation covers West Michigan
Caroline MacGregor
April 17, 2014 | WGVU  A huge government led police investigation has uncovered an illegal marijuana growing operation in West Michigan. WGVUs’ Caroline MacGregor has more.
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Snyder files for reelection
April 17, 2014 | MPRN  Governor Rick Snyder has filed 26 thousand petition signatures to put his name on the Republican primary ballot in August, and – if all goes as planned – make him a candidate for reelection in November. The governor was joined by Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, and a couple dozen supporters to cart boxes of petitions into the state Bureau of Elections. Snyder says he intends to run on his record and the state’s improving economy. “We said we going to do a lot of things, and we did and Michigan’s the comeback state, and we should be proud of that, but what I would say is, let’s build on that,” he said. “Let’s keep going. Let’s go even faster and show an improvement in our economy. More opportunities for people.” Democrats are trying to make the tax on pension income and school spending campaign issues. Former Congressman Mark Schauer is expected to file petitions tomorrow (Fri.) to appear on the Democratic ballot. No other candidates have filed or announced plans to run in either primary, which would clear the way for Snyder and Schauer to face each other in November.

Legislature begins debate over $500 million road funding plan
April 17, 2014 | WGVU  State House Speaker Jase Bolger says it’s time for lawmakers to do something about Michigan’s crumbling roads – even if it’s not a full solution. As Jake Neher reports, Bolger outlined his plan today in front of a state House panel.
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Muskegon Community College plans downtown location
Caroline MacGregor
April 17, 2014 | WGVU  Muskegon Community College (MCC) is working toward completing a renovation and expansion project that includes a downtown Muskegon location. WGVU's Caroline MacGregor has more
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Dry weather helps Michigan floodwaters recede
April 17, 2014 | AP  Floodwaters are receding along rivers in Michigan's central and western Lower Peninsula, a trend that should continue with mostly dry weather in the forecast for the next several days.

Snyder turns in signatures for re-election bid
April 17, 2014 | AP  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made his re-election bid official by turning in more than 26,000 signatures from all 83 counties to election officials.

Nonprofit's Detroit demolition work consolidated
April 17, 2014 | AP   Officials say demolition work of the nonprofit Detroit Blight Authority is being consolidated under city-run efforts to tear down dangerous buildings.

Snyder: Marquette County getting help after cold
April 17, 2014 | AP   Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency for Marquette County following widespread, severe damage to water and sewer lines caused by this winter's extreme cold.

Detroit sees more deals ahead in bankruptcy case
April 17, 2014 | AP  The city of Detroit is optimistic it will make more deals in the next several days to help emerge from bankruptcy.

Flint plans to start using river water on Monday
April 17, 2014 | AP  Flint's plans to get drinking water from the Flint River instead of the Detroit water department are expected to become reality on Monday.

Dark Sky Park in Michigan getting $7M upgrade
April 17, 2014 | AP  Plans call for a $7 million upgrade starting this year at a park on the Straits of Mackinac that's designated as a prime spot for stargazing.

Police: Man fatally shot at Kalamazoo sports bar
April 17, 2014 | AP  Police say a 23-year-old man shot to death at a Kalamazoo night spot

Lawsuit: Wayne State bilked research money from US
April 17, 2014 | AP   A lawsuit filed by a fired medical school professor says Wayne State University bilked more than $169 million in research grant money from the U.S. government.

Biz Journal: Downtown GR to get new apartment, hotel space
April 17, 2014 | WGVU  Downtown Grand Rapids is getting more hotel and housing space. But as WGVU’s David Moore reports, this project will make use of an existing building, rather than any new construction.
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Fermi 2 nuclear plant shuts for fix to transformer
April 17, 2014 | AP   DTE Energy Co. says it's shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant to replace one of the two main transformers.

Board seeks return of some duties to Pontiac mayor
April 17, 2014 | AP  A board appointed to help guide Pontiac from state oversight to local control wants to transfer budget and some other responsibilities from a city administrator to the mayor.

Man's body found on Lake Michigan beach identified
April 17, 2014 | AP  The frozen body of a man found on a remote Lake Michigan beach has been identified as a missing Wisconsin resident.

Teen faces hearing in mob attack on motorist
April 17, 2014 | AP   A 16-year-old Detroit boy is due back in juvenile court on assault and ethnic intimidation charges in the brutal beating of a suburban motorist.

Michigan: $600,000 mishandled by funeral director
April 17, 2014 | AP   State Attorney General Bill Schuette says he's brought embezzlement charges against a northern Michigan funeral home operator in connection with mishandled payments for future funerals.

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