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Annual count helps big-picture efforts
Hilary Farrell
January 30, 2015 | WGVU  About 50 volunteers hit the streets to get a better picture of Kent County’s homeless and transient population.
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Grand Rapids tourism reaching new heights
Patrick Center
January 30, 2015 | WGVU  The final tally is in and 2014 was a record year for tourism in the Grand Rapids area. What's driving the growth?
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U.S. mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 Census
January 30, 2015 | AP  The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Census.

Michigan AG Issues Consumer Alert on Pension Advances
Jennifer Moss
January 30, 2015 | WGVU  A new warning from the state attorney general’s office. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has issued a consumer alert about “pension advances”. Thinking of getting one? The AG’s office says you may want to think twice.
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Financing available for municipal efficiency projects
Hilary Farrell
January 30, 2015 | WGVU  Covering the upfront costs of energy efficiency can be a burden on any budget, but perhaps more so in the public sector. WGVU talks to an agency trying to make that easier.
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Conference offers continuing education for veterinarians
January 30, 2015 | WGVU   A weekend conference in Lansing will give veterinarians from across Michigan an opportunity to learn about the latest medical techniques and network with colleagues.

Detroit auto show attendance surpasses 808K visitors
January 30, 2015 | WGVU  The North American International Auto Show has announced more than 808,000 people attended the two-week event in Detroit.

Officer shot responding to dispute is released from hospital
January 30, 2015 | WGVU  Authorities say a police officer who was shot while responding to a domestic dispute in western Michigan has been released from the hospital.

Authorities work to identify body found in Grand River
January 30, 2015 | WGVU  Authorities are working to identify a body that was pulled from the icy Grand River in Grand Rapids.

Lottery cracking down on retailers with winning tickets
January 30, 2015 | WGVU  The Michigan Lottery Bureau is cracking down on retailers who cash in by buying winning tickets from desperate players at a discount.

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