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More layoffs coming at GRPS
July 22, 2014 | AP  The Grand Rapids Public Schools district is sending layoff notices to about 90 staffers as it projects losing another 400 students this fall.

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Counter-protest emerges amid child migrant plans
July 22, 2014 | AP   A counter-protest has emerged in a small Michigan community where people have been rallying against a social services organization's proposal to house child immigrants from Central America.

Man sentenced in death of 2-year-old daughter
July 22, 2014 | AP  A Michigan man has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison in the 2011 beating death of his 2-year-old daughter who was found with human bite marks on her body.

DNR hosts forest open houses in northern Michigan
July 22, 2014 | AP  State forestry officials are hosting open houses this week to provide information and receive public comments on plans for logging and other management activities in the northwestern Lower Peninsula.

Snyder: Vote recognizes efforts to help Detroit
July 22, 2014 | AP  Governor Snyder says a vote by Detroit workers and retirees to approve pension cuts in the city's bankruptcy is recognition that the state has pulled together in support of the city.

Report: State child poverty up, teen deaths down
July 22, 2014 | AP  The annual Kids Count survey finds child poverty rates rising during 25 years of data-gathering while fewer teens are giving birth or dying.

AG prison report cites human, technology errors as prime cause of inmate escape
July 21, 2014 | WGVU  A report by the Michigan Attorney General's office has found both human and technology failures played a part in the prison escape of a convicted murderer.

Henry Paulson tells Michigan to seek out Chinese investment
July 21, 2014 | MPRN  Former U-S Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says China could play a key role in Michigan’s economic recovery. He spoke today before the Detroit Economic Club. We have more from Jake Neher.
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Triple homicide update: head missing from body of Charles Oppenneer
Caroline MacGregor
July 21, 2014 | WGVU  Police say the boyfriend of Brooke Slocum had his head removed from his body. The grisly details of last week’s triple homicide and suicide in a Grand Rapids suburb - coming to light today.
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New disaster relief assistance announced for fruit growers
Caroline MacGregor
July 21, 2014 | WGVU  Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, has announced a new relief program for Michigan fruit growers whose farms were devastated by extreme weather conditions in 2012.
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Historical society marks Detroit's 313th birthday
July 21, 2014 | AP  The Detroit Historical Society is celebrating Detroit's 313th birthday with a week of activities.

Report: Michigan splash pad requires costly fixes
July 21, 2014 | AP   A city-commissioned report has found the Traverse City splash pad that rained sewage-contaminated water on children could cost up to $400,000 to repair.

Black-and-white stripes are the new orange
July 21, 2014 | AP  A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.

Jury selection starts in football player death
July 21, 2014 | AP  Jury selection has started in the trial of a man in the fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

$150,000 study of beach muck getting started
July 21, 2014 | AP   A two-year, $150,000 study to better understand problems with muck along beaches at the Bay City State Recreation Area along Saginaw Bay is getting started.

Detroit due to report results from pension vote-later
July 21, 2014 | AP  The city of Detroit isn't ready to report the results of voting on pension cuts by retirees and workers.

SE Michigan company recycling poisonous Mercury
David Moore
July 21, 2014 | WGVU  Seems like just about everything can be recycled these days. Here's one more to add to a growing list
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