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4:36 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Get Motivated Not Depressed at Documentary Film Festival

A still shot from 'If You Build It'
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After several years of showing documentaries at the Rivers of Justice Film Festival, Kirsten Vander Giessen-Reitsma noticed people weren’t getting motivated to solve the world’s problems--they were getting depressed.

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2014 Election
7:46 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Schauer Picks Oakland County Clerk as Running Mate

Mark Schauer- file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow

    

Democrat Mark Schauer has selected Lisa Brown to run for Lieutenant Governor. 

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WMUK News
5:56 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Fruit Growers Continue to Battle Invasive Fly

Isaacs holds a tube of spotted wing drosophila at the extension's Fennville research center.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

WMUK's Sehvilla Mann reports on efforts to minimize SWD damage.

Most people have seen an overripe peach or banana succumb to fruit flies. It's annoying to find the little winged bugs buzzing around your fruit bowl.

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SW Michigan
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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More School Days
1:35 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Portage Adds Days to End of School Year

Portage Central High School - file photo
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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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