Friday Giving back at Christmas time Grand Rapids MI December 6, 2013 | WGVU The newly founded celebration of Giving Tuesday has helped increase awareness of the need to support charitable institutions and non-profits.
Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, David Moore explores the subject of holiday giving with Dr. Michael Moody, Frey Foundation Chair for Family Foundations and Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University’s Johnson Center for Philanthropy.
WMU to become tobacco-free Kalamazoo MI December 6, 2013 | AP Western Michigan University plans to become tobacco-free starting Sept. 1 as part of a broader effort to improve the health of the campus community.
Muskegon's Hughes wants her job back December 6, 2013 | WGVU Former Muskegon State Representative Holly Hughes wants her old office back. She’s announced an election run for the 91st District seat.
Michigan investigation sought of non-citizen voting Lansing MI December 6, 2013 | AP Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says she's asked the state Attorney General's office to investigate 10 people who aren't U.S. citizens but have voted in past Michigan elections.
Snyder: Prison upgrades on the way December 6, 2013 | MPRN Governor Rick Snyder says he’s looking to overhaul corrections and criminal justice in the coming year. As we hear from Rick Pluta, the governor spoke to a graduating class of corrections officers.
Thursday Ford celebrates Mustang's 50th with new design Dearborn MI December 5, 2013 | AP Ford Motor Co. will reveal the 2015 Mustang Thursday at events in New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Sydney, Barcelona and its hometown of Dearborn, Mich.
Murder charge for man accused of fatal beating Kalamazoo MI December 5, 2013 | AP Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a man accused of beating another man with a baseball bat, then leaving him critically injured in a trash bin.
Giving back at Christmas time Grand Rapids MI December 5, 2013 | WGVU The newly founded celebration of Giving Tuesday has helped increase awareness of the need to support non-profits and charitable institutions.
But as WGVU’s David Moore reports, feeling good isn’t the only reason we share our blessings.
Michigan House doesn't vote on education bills December 5, 2013 | AP The Michigan House has put off voting on legislation to hold back third-graders who aren't proficient in reading and grade public schools from A to F instead of colors.
Beating holiday stress one task at a time Undated December 4, 2013 | WGVU The Christmas season brings out lots of the red and green decorations. But for many, the holidays are done more in shades of blue. WGVU’s David Moore reports.
Beating holiday stress one task at a time Undated December 4, 2013 | WGVU Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, David Moore chats with Mary Jo Thiel, psychologist at Grand Valley State University’s counseling center, about holiday stress and why it seems to plague so many of us.
Former GRCCPresident Richard Calkins dies Grand Rapids MI December 4, 2013 | WGVU Grand Rapids Community College faculty and staff are mourning the Nov. 29 death of President Emeritus Richard W. Calkins, who led unprecedented campus expansion and the college’s transformation as an independent institution.
Recall petition rejected for clerk following slur Buena Vista Twp MI December 4, 2013 | AP The Saginaw County Election Commission has rejected a proposed recall petition for a white Michigan township clerk who was recorded using a racial slur to describe a black official.
Report: Detroit-bought art worth as much as $870M Detroit MI December 4, 2013 | WGVU New York auction house Christie's estimates the fair market value of city-bought works at the Detroit Institute of Arts to be between roughly $450 million and $870 million.
Facing your fears December 4, 2013 | WGVU Dr. Norman Rosenthal is best known as the psychiatrist to first diagnose seasonal affect disorder. He's written eight books. His latest is "The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections."
Michigan Farm Bureau talks issues in annual meeting Grand Rapids MI December 3, 2013 | WGVU Michigan’s top agricultural officials are in Grand Rapids this week, for the annual Michigan Farm Bureau meeting. And as you might guess, the subject of seasonal workers was on the program. WGVU’s David Moore reports…
Aviation Academy expanding December 3, 2013 | WGVU Nearly four years after opening its doors, the West Michigan Aviation Academy revealed plans for continuing its expansion.
Monday Tribal sovereignty at issue in US Supreme Court case Washington DC December 2, 2013 | MPRN A fight between Michigan and an Upper Peninsula Indian tribe makes its way this morning to the United States Supreme Court. As Rick Pluta reports, the case revolves around the tribe’s plan to open an off-reservation casino.
Tribal sovereignty at issue in US Supreme Court case Washington DC December 2, 2013 | MPRN The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a fight over a tribal casino in a small northern Michigan town. But there's more than just a casino at stake in this case.
As Rick Pluta explains, the case revolves around the sovereign right of tribal governments to be immune from lawsuits.
Anti-abortion proposal will go to state lawmakers December 2, 2013 | MPRN A proposal that would put new restrictions on insurance coverage for abortions is headed to the state Legislature. A state board today certified signatures collected earlier this year by Right to Life of Michigan.
We have more from Jake Neher reports.
State: Smarter Balanced tests only viable option December 2, 2013 | AP The state education department says Michigan should stick with its plan to switch to Smarter Balanced standardized tests next school year because they're the only "viable option" at this time.