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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Grand Haven/Holland metro area most satisfied in state
Caroline MacGregor
April 15, 2014 | WGVU  A new Gallup poll shows residents of Grand Haven and Kalamazoo are among the most satisfied when it comes to their community. WGVU’s Caroline MacGregor has more.
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Former Governor John Engler: raising Michigan's GDP key to growth
Caroline MacGregor
April 16, 2014 | WGVU  Former Michigan Governor, John Engler, spoke to the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday about his perspective on moving Michigan’s economy forward faster. WGVU’s Caroline MacGregor reports.
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Local governments: Tax Day study shows state not paying fair share
April 15, 2014 | MPRN  Local officials want the state to share more of the revenue it takes in. As Jake Neher reports, a study released today shows local revenue has dropped by more than a billion dollars in recent years.
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Storm breaks Detroit, Flint snowfall records
April 15, 2014 | AP   A spring storm that's left roads slippery across Michigan has shattered seasonal snowfall records in Detroit and Flint.

Changes approved for Detroit property taxes
April 15, 2014 | AP   State regulators have approved a plan to overhaul the Detroit department that sets property taxes following complaints of over-assessments.

Flooding threatens homes along Michigan rivers
April 15, 2014 | AP   Flood warnings are in effect along rivers in a wide swath of Michigan's Lower Peninsula as rising water from heavy rain and snow melt-off threatens some homes.

Cheney to visit Grand Rapids, talk heart problems
April 15, 2014 | AP  Former Vice President Dick Cheney plans to visit Grand Rapids next week with his cardiologist to discuss Cheney's history of heart problems.

Police probe bogus Twitter account
April 15, 2014 | AP  Royal Oak police investigators are trying to determine who set up a fake account in the department's name on Twitter.

Michigan's North Campus to get $6.9M face-lift
April 15, 2014 | AP  The University of Michigan's North Campus is in line for a $6.9 million outdoor face-lift.

Final push for funding for new Spring Lake Catholic school
April 15, 2014 | WGVU  St. Mary’s Parish in Spring Lake is in the final stages of fundraising for a new $1.5 million dollar school and education center. WGVU’s David Moore has the story
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Ex-principal sentenced in student sex abuse case
April 15, 2014 | AP  An ex-principal in southwestern Michigan has pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with a relationship he had with a former middle school student.

Official: Man who killed trooper tried suicide
April 15, 2014 | AP   Authorities say a man who was sentenced to life in prison last week for the slaying of a Michigan state trooper tried to kill himself.

Judge holding hearing on ban on same-sex benefits
April 15, 2014 | AP   A judge is being asked to call a time-out in a lawsuit that challenges a Michigan law banning same-sex benefits in public schools and local governments.

Michigan girl mauled by raccoon getting new ear
April 15, 2014 | AP   A surgeon at a Detroit-area hospital plans to perform a procedure that will begin the process of creating a new ear for a western Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby.

Utility crews work to restore power after storms
April 15, 2014 | AP   Michigan's largest utilities say crews are working to finish restoring power to about 35,000 homes and business without service following three days of storms packing high winds.

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