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5:05 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Obama Visits Ann Arbor, Calls for Higher Wage

President Obama’s campaign to raise the federal minimum wage brought him to Ann Arbor today. Gongwer News Service reports the president spoke to an audience at the University of Michigan this afternoon.

Obama told the group of mostly young people that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would raise millions of people across the country out of poverty “right away.”

The president also said that “nobody who works full time” should have to live in poverty.

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1:57 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

General Motors CEO Faces Tough Questioning Before Senate Committee

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Senators from both parties asked difficult questions of Mary Barra
Washington — The head of a Senate panel blasted General Motors Co. for a “culture of cover-up” for failing to take action to fix defects earlier in the recall of nearly 2.6 million cars linked to 13 deaths.
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1:35 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Portage Adds Days to End of School Year

Portage Central High School - file photo
Credit WMUK

The Portage Public School District says is is adding days to the end of the year to comply with state requirements. 

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12:55 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Battle Creek May Hire Groups to Gather Public Input for City Manager Search

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If hired the groups would hold between 8 and 15 public meetings and report back in June
Battle Creek officials may hire the services of two community groups to gather public input as they search for the next city manager. At Wednesday's manager search committee meeting, Beacon Community and Project 20/20 presented a proposal to facilitate community conversations about the hiring of Ken Tsuchiyama's permanent replacement.
7:28 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Mental Health Legislation Sponsored by Stabenow Signed Into Law

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Program will start with eight state, two year pilot project
President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday legislation sponsored by Sen. Debbie Stabenow that would expand access to community mental health services.

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