Friday Kalamazoo students defend district amid textbook criticism Kalamazoo MI January 23, 2015 | WGVU Several Kalamazoo students turned out at a school board meeting to dispute allegations by a man who held a hunger strike to highlight what he believes is a problem with the district's textbook policies.
Jonny Depp Is Mortdecai in new movie opening with three others January 23, 2015 | WGVU Four new movies opening today, including Mortdecai with Johnny Depp, Cake with Jennifer Aniston, The Boy Next Door with Jennifer Lopez and the family picture Strange Magic. WGVU talks with Jennie Garone from Celebration Cinema.
Arguments next in appeal over parole for young lifers Ann Arbor MI January 21, 2015 | WGVU The state of Michigan is asking an appeals court to overturn a decision that would grant parole hearings to hundreds of prison inmates who were automatically given no-parole sentences as teens convicted of murder.
Police: Big Rapids man shot arrows at officers Big Rapids MI January 21, 2015 | WGVU A 27-year-old Big Rapids is facing 12 felony counts after authorities say he shot arrows at police officers while they were investigating an earlier assault.
Democrats wait for details on planned merger of 2 agencies Lansing MI January 21, 2015 | WGVU Democrats in Michigan's Legislature are waiting to hear more details about Gov. Rick Snyder's plan to merge two large social services agencies in an effort to better help those on welfare and other government assistance programs.
Team Rubicon specializes in diaster response and veteran career building GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. January 21, 2015 | WGVU Team Rubicon responds to natural disasters around the world…and here at home. It’s a disaster relief organization comprised of military veterans leveraging their skills saving lives. Team Rubicon founder, Jake Wood, spoke Tuesday at the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce 127th Annual Meeting.
Arguments heard in appeal over parole for young lifers ANN ARBOR, Mich. January 21, 2015 | AP The state of Michigan has asked an appeals court to overturn a decision that would grant parole hearings to hundreds of prison inmates who were automatically given no-parole sentences as teens convicted of murder.
State's jobless rate off 0.4 points to 6.3 percent LANSING, Mich. January 21, 2015 | AP Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues its rapid decline, falling 0.4 percentage points to 6.3 percent in the latest month. That's down a full 2 percentage points in the past year.
Snyder to merge state social services agencies Lansing MI January 20, 2015 | WGVU Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he will announce plans in his State of the State speech to reorganize two state agencies in an effort to better help people in poverty.
"Average mom" Sybrina Fulton gun control and Civil Rights advocate GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. January 20, 2015 | WGVU When Sybrina Fulton’s son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012, she was thrust into the national spotlight. Not only was her son gone, but his character tried in a court of public opinion. Fulton found support in faith, family and friends. Visiting Grand Rapids on Dr. Martin Luther King Day, she sat down with WGVU expressing her dedication to creating social change.
United Way Honors MLK With Service Projects Grand Rapids MI January 20, 2015 | WGVU As part of numerous activities honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Heart of West Michigan United Way participated with its annual “Day of Service.”
Police to target speeding, distracted driving after pileup Galesburg, MI January 19, 2015 | WGVU Authorities plan to crack down on speeding and distracted driving in eastern Kalamazoo County following a 193-vehicle pileup that killed one man and closed a stretch of Interstate 94 for two days.
Surviving Great Lakes coal-fired ship gets new lease on life Ludington MI January 19, 2015 | WGVU The 62-year-old SS Badger is the last coal-fired ferry operating in U.S. waters and is undergoing a makeover to meet the terms of a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate pollution from the disposal of coal ash.
Holland district, city honor MLK Jr.'s memory January 19, 2015 | WGVU A photographer who marched in Selma reflects on the impact of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy as part of Holland’s first school district-wide day of remembrance.
The clash of civilizations and the role of the United States January 19, 2015 | WGVU Former Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, visited West Michigan Monday. A guest of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, Cohen addressed an audience of about 400 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel discussing the United States’ role in the world today.