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July 14, 2014
8:11 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WestSouthwest July 14, 2014

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WestSoiuthwest July 14, 2014

An analysis of the only ballot proposal on the August ballot, and an effort to get voters to focus on children's issues in this year's election. 

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Election 2014
8:09 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WSW: Children's Issues in This Year's Election

Sandbox
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WestSouthwest with Matt Gillard

There's "pocket book," "hot button" and social issues. Then there's the "Sandbox Party." 

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Election 2014
7:15 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WSW: Voters Will Decide Fate of Personal Property Tax

File photo of Three Rivers City Hall. The Citizen's Research Council report shows Three Rivers is one of the Michigan municipalities that relies most heavily on the Personal Property Tax
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WestSouthwest with Eric Lupher

Most statewide ballot questions are decided in November. But one proposal on the August ballot would change how property taxes are assessed in Michigan. 

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Arts & More
5:00 am
Sat July 12, 2014

Artist Alyssa Prince Takes Chalk Art To The Next Level

Alyssa Prince works on creating chalk art for Central City Tap House's downtown location.
Erin Williams WMUK

It's just after Noon on a weekday at Central City Tap House. The lunchtime crowd is eating and drinking, servers are sashaying past chairs, and the speakers are playing rock tunes from the 70's and 80's. No one's really paying attention to the young woman in the center, holding a piece of chalk in one hand, and a copy of the logo for Alaskan Brewing Company in the other hand.

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Arts & More
5:00 am
Sat July 12, 2014

Artist Alyssa Prince Takes Chalk Art To The Next Level

The completed board, illustrated by artist Alyssa Prince for Central City Tap House.
Erin Williams WMUK

It's just after Noon on a weekday at Central City Tap House. The lunchtime crowd is eating and drinking, servers are sashaying past chairs, and the speakers are playing rock tunes from the 70's and 80's. No one's really paying attention to the young woman in the center, holding a piece of chalk in one hand, and a copy of the logo for Alaskan Brewing Company in the other hand.

"A lot of people come to the Tap House and a lot of people know the chalkboards, and so when I start drawing them they go 'Oh, it's you that does this! I get in a conversation - usually we'll have a table of six sitting here just chatting with me the whole time," says the woman.

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