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Settlement allows GR Fair Housing Center revitalize blighted neighborhoods


David Moore
June 29, 2013 | WGVU  

A $1.5 million settlement between the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan and Wells Fargo Bank will help restore and stabilize a badly neglected residential section of Grand Rapids.

Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, David Moore talks with center Executive Director Nancy Haynes for details.


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More Mid-Day Features
Today
Seniors focus of next week's primary election millage question
Grand Rapids MI  August 1, 2014  |  WGVU  Yesterday, we told you about the Kent County library millage proposal in the upcoming election. Today, we look at the other proposal next Tuesday, placed on the primary ballot at the request of the County Board of Commissioners.   
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Preparing for tax day-in August
Undated  August 1, 2014  |  WGVU  As summer progresses, most of us are doing anything but looking to next spring. But in one way, it’s not a bad idea to think forward. Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, a conversation with Luis Garcia of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service regional office in Detroit.   
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Singer Songwriter Downie On New Songs & Video
  August 1, 2014  |  WGVU  Singer Downie has a new single and video out. She talks with WGVU about that and more...   
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Guardians of the Galaxy & Get On Up Opening In Theaters
  August 1, 2014  |  WGVU  Two movies on the big screen opening today including the Marvel adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy and a James Brown bio-picture Get On Up...WGVU's Scott Vander Werf and Ron VanTimmeran with their weekly movie talk...   
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Wednesday
Kent County voters face crucial library millage next week
Grand Rapids MI  July 30, 2014  |  WGVU  Kent County voters are facing two county wide millage proposals next week. One of them is a renewal and increase combination for the Kent District Library.   
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U.S. economy gaining strength what could go wrong?
  July 30, 2014  |  WGVU  Friday, the government's July jobs report will be released. The June report showed the U.S. economy continues to gain strength. The Labor Department says hiring over the past five months is the strongest since the tech boom of the late 1990’s. In June, 288,000 jobs were added to the country’s workforce. With all the good news, what could possibly derail the expansion?    
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All-wood bat Michigan baseball league enjoys inaugural season
  July 30, 2014  |  WGVU  This year the Muskegon Clippers played its inaugural season at Marsh Field. The Clippers are members of the all-wood bat Michigan Summer Collegiate Baseball League made up of six teams from Holland, Grand Rapids and Detroit.   
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Tuesday
New variation on long established building program involves veterans
Grand Rapids MI  July 29, 2014  |  WGVU  A fresh take on an old program partners military veterans with civilians to build new homes. The Vet-Hats program has vets helping with Habitat for Humanity homes.    
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Community meetings help officials better deal with lead abatement
Grand Rapids MI  July 29, 2014  |  AP  Childhood lead poisoning continues to be a problem in West Michigan, just as it is around most of the state.   
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Innovation Talk
  July 29, 2014  |  WGVU  How the City of Grand Rapids supports innovative infrastructure and sustainability projects.   
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Monday
St. Marys cutting down on germs with futuristic robot
Grand Rapids MI  July 28, 2014  |  WGVU  Cleaning patient rooms is entering a new dimension at Mercy Health St. Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids.   
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Monday
SE Michigan company recycling poisonous Mercury
Ypsilanti MI  July 21, 2014  |  WGVU  Just about everything can be used again these days. Here's one more item to add to the list.   
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