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Hospice of Michigan honors WWII veterans


Patrick Center
June 6, 2014 | WGVU  “We’re losing WWII veterans every day. These guys are in their 80’s. We don’t want to wait to recognize them until their gone.”

Dr. Michael Paletta served in the U.S. Air Force and is now an executive director with Hospice of Michigan institute.

“Both Hospice of Michigan and American House Senior Communities because of the nature of our customers and the folks that we serve, we have a lot of veterans and a lot of veteran’s family members that we take care of and throughout the year we schedule these types of recognition events so that the vets can be thanked for their service…You know, the guys love it even after many years after their service they appreciate the recognition. Their family’s certainly enjoy it. We just feel it’s a nice thing to do for these vets.”
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Today
TIF reform expected in 2015 legislative session
  January 29, 2015  |  WGVU  Experts expect tax increment finance reform efforts to continue in 2015.   
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Snow, sleet, freezing rain contribute to Michigan wrecks
Kalamazoo MI  January 29, 2015  |  WGVU  Snow, sleet and freezing rain are combining to create slippery road conditions across parts of Michigan and leading to traffic wrecks.    
Cargo plane slides off Ford airport taxiway; no injuries
Grand Rapids MI  January 29, 2015  |  WGVU  Officials say no one was injured when a cargo plane slid off a taxiway at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in western Michigan.    
Detroit homeowners to see lower property tax assessments
Detroit, MI  January 29, 2015  |  WGVU  Mayor Mike Duggan has announced about three quarters of residential properties in Detroit will see at least a 10 percent tax reduction on upcoming notices.    
Conviction tossed in case of man who acted as his own lawyer
Ferndale MI  January 29, 2015  |  WGVU  A man who insisted on acting as his own lawyer has persuaded the Michigan appeals court to throw out his conviction - because a judge didn't fully explain the risk of acting as his own lawyer.    
Advisers to get training on helping owners protect forests
Lansing MI  January 29, 2015  |  WGVU  State experts will provide training for professional land managers in Michigan with a goal of helping private forestland owners avoid practices that cause soil erosion and degrade water quality.    
Detroit NAACP to celebrate installation of elected officers
Detroit, MI  January 29, 2015  |  WGVU  U.S. Rep. John Conyers will administer the oath of office to NAACP Detroit branch president the Rev. Wendell Anthony during the civil rights organization's installation ceremony.    

Yesterday
Ford recalls cars, vans for door latch and seat belt trouble
Dearborn, MI  January 28, 2015  |  WGVU  Ford is recalling more than 221,000 cars and vans to fix problems with door latches and seat belts.    
Michigan school mourns loss of students killed in car crash
Ypsilanti MI  January 28, 2015  |  WGVU  The men's basketball team at Eastern Michigan University has honored two students who were killed in a car accident over the weekend.    
Michigan agencies collecting travel data from households
Traverse City MI  January 28, 2015  |  WGVU  Two Michigan agencies are teaming up in an effort to project future travel needs and establish transportation priorities for the next two decades.    
Community meetings to give updates on Detroit rail project
Detroit, MI  January 28, 2015  |  WGVU  Residents and businesses in Detroit's Midtown and downtown areas can receive updates on construction of a $140 million light rail project.    
Porcupine Mountains taking artist-in-residence applications
Lansing MI  January 28, 2015  |  WGVU  Artists looking for inspiration in the great outdoors can apply to spend some quality time at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.    
Muskegon public safety emphasizes full-time value
  January 28, 2015  |  WGVU  A Muskegon public safety transition values full-time fire fighters over part-time employment.   
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GRPD now accepting applications for Explorer Program
Grand Rapids MI  January 28, 2015  |  WGVU  A new program from the Grand Rapids Police Department aims to better the police-community relationship, starting at a young age. It follows the Chief’s commitment to open doors of communication.    
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RV maker, automaker plan expansion projects in Michigan
LANSING, Mich.   January 28, 2015  |  AP  Officials say recreational vehicle maker Forest River Manufacturing and automaker Toyota are planning Michigan expansions.   
Report shows House committees were top direct donors in 2014
LANSING, Mich.  January 28, 2015  |  AP  A new analysis says campaign committees for Democrats and Republicans in the Michigan House of Representatives were the biggest direct donors in state-level elections in 2014.   
16 year olds could pre-register to vote under bill at state Capitol
  January 28, 2015  |  MPRN  Michigan teens would be able to pre-register to vote under a proposal in Lansing.   
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Economist says May ballot has $100 million loophole
  January 28, 2015  |  MPRN  An economic study says the May ballot proposal to raise the state sales tax could also cost Michigan taxpayers 100 million dollars more in federal income taxes.    
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Tuesday
Eastern Michigan teams plan tributes to basketball player
Ypsilanti MI  January 27, 2015  |  WGVU  The athletic department at Eastern Michigan University has planned tributes for a women's basketball player killed in a car crash over the weekend.    
Ex-Detroit emergency manager Orr to speak at econ club event
Detroit, MI  January 27, 2015  |  WGVU  Former state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr will speak at a Detroit Economic Club event.    
Michigan township officials gather for annual conference
Grand Rapids MI  January 27, 2015  |  WGVU  More than 1,100 elected and appointed township officials and staff are expected in Grand Rapids this week for the Michigan Townships Association Conference.    
Police increase patrols at Kalamazoo College after robberies
Kalamazoo MI  January 27, 2015  |  WGVU   Police say they have increased their presence at Kalamazoo College following five armed robberies on campus.    
Michigan State Police seek OK to use aerial drone statewide
Detroit, MI  January 27, 2015  |  WGVU  State police are seeking authorization to use an aerial drone across Michigan to photograph vehicle crash scenes and give a bird's-eye view of other emergency situations.    
Grand Rapids among top global growth economies
  January 27, 2015  |  WGVU  A recent Brookings Institution report puts Grand Rapids in the top 100 fastest-growing economies in the world.   
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70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation remembered by child survivor
  January 27, 2015  |  WGVU  Tuesday marks the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It was January 27, 1945 when Russian troops entered the Nazi death camp. Tova Friedman, one of the few Auschwitz child survivors was there. Earlier this month she visited Grand Rapids and spoke with WGVU.   
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GRPD body cams to start in March
  January 27, 2015  |  WGVU  A pilot program for Grand Rapids Police Department body cameras is in the works.   
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Education bills a top early focus for Senate Republicans
LANSING, Mich.   January 27, 2015  |  AP  Republicans who control Michigan's Senate plan to make education legislation a top priority early this year.   
Michigan Democrats say they're holding off on Iran sanctions
DETROIT   January 27, 2015  |  AP  Michigan's Democratic U.S. senators have told President Barack Obama they'll hold off for now on a bill to increase sanctions against Iran to allow negotiations on nuclear weapons a chance to work.   
Meekhof: GOP frustration has subsided after Snyder vetoes
LANSING, Mich.  January 27, 2015  |  AP  The leader of the Michigan Senate says frustration over Gov. Rick Snyder's recent vetoes of gun, e-cigarette and forestry bills has subsided among Republicans   

Monday
Police investigating body found in New Buffalo Township
New Buffalo Township, MI  January 26, 2015  |  WGVU  Michigan State Police are investigating the death of a woman found near railroad tracks in Berrien County.    
Michigan authorities arrest 3 suspected of taking snow plows
Byron Twp MI  January 26, 2015  |  WGVU  Authorities say they have arrested three people suspected of stealing snow plows in western Michigan.    
Kalamazoo girl, 4, saves pregnant mom's life during seizure
Kalamazoo MI  January 26, 2015  |  WGVU  A Kalamazoo mother credits her 4-year-old daughter with saving her life after suffering from an epileptic seizure while nine months pregnant.    
Campground fees rise this year at Michigan state parks
Lansing MI  January 26, 2015  |  WGVU  Fees at state-operated campgrounds in Michigan are going up this year to cover higher costs and pay for maintenance projects.    
2 stabbed at Muskegon Heights' Brooks Correctional Facility
Muskegon Heights MI  January 26, 2015  |  WGVU  The Michigan Department of Corrections says two inmates were stabbed on the same day in what appear to be unrelated attacks.    
AAA Michigan: Gas prices rise 3 cents in past week to $1.96
Dearborn, MI  January 26, 2015  |  WGVU  AAA Michigan reports statewide gas prices have increased by about 3 cents a gallon within the past week.    
Grand Rapids Cancels Flights To East Coast
Grand Rapids MI  January 26, 2015  |  WGVU  A number of flights out of Grand Rapids Ford International Airport are cancelled today in anticipation of what’s being described as a "crippling and potentially historic" storm in the Northeast.    
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'Beer City' brews malt house start-up
  January 26, 2015  |  WGVU  If you live or play near Beer City, you probably know where to find your favorite pint. The question of how it gets there led to a business model for one local entrepreneur.   
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Michigan, China to work together on fisheries, aquaculture
LANSING, Mich.  January 26, 2015  |  AP  Officials from Michigan and China plan to work together on developing advancements in fisheries and aquaculture.   
Gov. Snyder, in rare visit, outlines civil rights priorities
LANSING, Mich.   January 26, 2015  |  AP  Gov. Rick Snyder has made a rare visit to outline his priorities at a meeting of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission in Lansing.   
State Senate panel to take up animal abuse bills Tuesday
  January 26, 2015  |  MPRN  State lawmakers will try again to crack down on animal cruelty in Michigan.   
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Snyder lays out civil rights plans at commission meeting (
  January 26, 2015  |  MPRN  Governor Rick Snyder addressed the Michigan Civil Rights Commission today    
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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.    
3 contestants win annual Pure Michigan Hunt contest
Lansing MI  January 23, 2015  |  WGVU  Three contestants have been named winners of the sixth annual Pure Michigan Hunt and will receive a number of licenses and more than $4,000 worth of gear.    
Michigan men arrested at tunnel not big threat, cops say
Detroit, MI  January 23, 2015  |  WGVU  Police in Windsor, Ontario, say two Michigan men accused of bringing illegal weapons into Canada from Detroit didn't pose a national security threat.    
Boy who brought loaded gun to Michigan school gets probation
Traverse City MI  January 23, 2015  |  WGVU  An 11-year-old boy who brought a loaded gun to his northern Michigan school has been placed on probation for two years.    
Community Health Systems announces deal with Metro Health
WYOMING, Mich.   January 23, 2015  |  WGVU  A Tennessee-based company is taking a significant financial interest in Wyoming-based Metro Health system.   
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625-pound man sentenced to prison in fake bomb threat case
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  January 23, 2015  |  WGVU  A 625-pound western Michigan man has been sentenced to at least a year-and-a-half in prison for a fake bomb threat.   
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Health officials confirm first Michigan measles case in 2015
LANSING, Mich.  January 23, 2015  |  AP  State health officials have confirmed the first reported case of measles in Michigan this year and say it may be associated with a recent outbreak at California's Disneyland theme park.   
Significant drop in union membership in first full year of right to work
  January 23, 2015  |  MPRN  Michigan unions saw a significant drop in membership during the first full year of the state’s right-to-work law.   
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