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SW Michigan
5:44 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Bolger Proposes Road Repair Funding Plan

Statehouse Speaker Jase Bolger has proposed a plan for how the state could raise badly needed road maintenance and repair funds.

Gongwer News Service reports that the greatest amount of money would come from sales and use taxes that are already in place. Bolger says those sources could yield $450 million for roads by next year.

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Poetry
5:25 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

1st Poetry Festival is Large, Local, and Unique to the U.S.

Kalamazoo writer and poet Bonnie Jo Campbell
Credit Kalamazoo Poetry Festival

There must be something in the water that attracts so many writers and poets to Kalamazoo.

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Arts & More
5:00 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Artist of the Month: Ellen Nelson Turns Shoes, Bugs, Animals into Collage Art

Nelson takes objects such as shoes, bugs, and pig parts and fashions them in to "pile art."
Courtesy of Ellen Nelson

What do platform sandals, moths, grasshoppers, and pig snouts have in common? All of them are prominently featured in the oil painting collages of Ellen Nelson, a local artist who has a flair for clutter - in a good way. 

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Film
4:36 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Get Motivated Not Depressed at Documentary Film Festival

A still shot from 'If You Build It'
Credit Long Shot Factory Release

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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