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January 14, 2013
Kalamazoo Democrat discusses issues such as education and road funding as new session begins

January 10, 2013
Gongwer Editor Zach Gorchow says more contentious issues, including road funding, lie ahead

January 8, 2013
The director of Grand Valley State University’s Supply Chain Management Program Brian Long finds economic indicators were down in the region, compared to November.

January 8, 2013
West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton he would have preferred “a grand bargain” rather than the deal reached last week that averted the “fiscal cliff.” But Upton voted for the agreement.

January 7, 2013
When he was running for governor, Rick Snyder had a ten-point plan to “Reinvent Michigan”. Point number five was: “Restoring cities and controlling urban sprawl”. Snyder came to the annual Michigan Farm Bureau dinner recently in Grand Rapids

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January 14, 2013
Perry has been suspended since mid-December over what has been called an "inappropriate relationship" with a district employee

January 14, 2013
Broncos have lost four straight, including their first two Mid-American Conference games

January 14, 2013
City officials say their own tree removal efforts can't keep up with the damage done by the Emerald Ash Borer

January 14, 2013
Annual report on West Michigan health care system finds paying upfront for testing can generate long term savings

January 14, 2013
Governor says he would have preferred a broader ad about the state's business climate

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August 30, 2016
As students head back to school, districts are faced with the age-old problem of making sure they show up. A principal in St. Louis resorted to extreme measures: installing washers and dryers.

August 30, 2016
The EU competition commissioner says Ireland gave the tech giant tax breaks that are illegal under European law. Now Ireland must recover that money, with interest, the commissioner says.

August 30, 2016
Juan Gabriel stayed true to his roots, even when it wasn't easy. This LA Times piece takes a look at why that was.

August 30, 2016
Always new but always building on ground that's already been covered, science and art evolve in similar ways because they are the foundation of culture's imaginative landscape, says Adam Frank.

August 30, 2016
As police find themselves in encounters that are posted live — including video — they sometimes want to pull the social media plug. But activists say this threatens to censor an electronic witness.

August 30, 2016
This year, many fields are bone dry — and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.

August 30, 2016
The casting of Ryan Lochte on Dancing With The Stars is an awfully speedy performance by the Hollywood redemption machine.

August 30, 2016
Russian astronomers detected an unusual radio signal last year. The SETI Institute says it's too soon to say whether the signal came from intelligent life-forms — but researchers are checking it out.

August 30, 2016
"I'm trying to not be so revealing," Wainwright says of the song, an air that evokes both Kate Bush and lounge singers. "I've written a lot of songs that were so personal they got me into trouble."

August 30, 2016
Opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin and former colleagues who have fallen from favor seem to be dying at an unusual rate. Russia-watchers believe the deaths are not random.