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State report shows income disparity locally
Hilary Farrell
September 1, 2014 | WGVU  A new report shows four in ten Michigan households struggle to make ends meet. It’s a number researchers say is much higher than expected. WGVU breaks down some of the study's findings in this report.
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Boy, 13, shot in foot at Muskegon High School game
September 1, 2014 | AP  Authorities say they're investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old boy during a football game at Muskegon High School.

Robot to join governor for Mackinac Bridge Walk
September 1, 2014 | AP  Tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in the Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge - and they'll be joined by one robot.

No human cases of West Nile in Michigan yet
September 1, 2014 | AP   Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.

Study: 40 percent of households not meeting needs
September 1, 2014 | AP  A new study finds 40 percent of Michigan households with at least one worker don't make enough money to meet basic survival needs.

Modest, gradual minimum wage hike set to launch
September 1, 2014 | AP  An increase in Michigan's minimum wage is set to launch, and with it comes a test of whether the gradual rise will help workers, harm businesses or neither.

GVSU charter administrator weighs in on MCCSA proposal
Hilary Farrell
August 29, 2014 | WGVU  A quality control system for Michigan charter schools proposed by a state charter council offers an alternative to Department of Education plans. WGVU takes a look at that proposal, and its impact on Grand Valley State University among other charter programs.
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Charter school authorizers vow to hold themselves to higher standards
August 29, 2014 | MPRN  A group of institutions that oversee Michigan charter schools says it will hold itself to higher standards. As Jake Neher reports, it plans to adopt a new oversight system that could lead to some charter schools closing.
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