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Some people knit. Others raise llamas, gather their wool, dye it, spin it and then knit.

The cast of Bound for the Promised Land. Back row from left to right: Deb Koppers, Jennifer Furney, Jocelyn Furney, Jaclyn Furney. Front row: Heidi Cernik and Kim Dunham
New Vic Theatre

Remember that video game Oregon Trail where you’re a pioneer traveling in a covered wagon?

If you’ve ever lost the game it might be because you wasted too many bullets on bison when you could only carry back four pounds of meat. Or maybe you and your virtual family drowned trying to ford a river. Or, most likely, your family members died of cholera, dysentery, and typhoid one by one.

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On this edition of WestSouthwest, we rebroadcast our special on the issue of homeless veterans. 

The state senate has passed a bill whose purpose is to legalize wolf hunting in the Michigan.

Gongwer News Service reports that the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act is the result of a citizens’ initiative. The groups that backed it say wolves pose a danger to domestic animals. But opponents say those dangers have been exaggerated, and that the issue should go to voters and not be decided by the legislature.

The issue will be on the November ballot if the Michigan House doesn’t act on the bill before September 2.

Attorney General Bill Schuette’s reelection campaign has nearly 13 times more cash at its disposal than Mark Totten’s campaign to unseat Schuette has.

Gongwer News Service reports that Schuette, a Republican, had raised just over $1 million in 2014 by August 7, and its total cash on hand comes close to $2 million. By the same time Totten, a Democrat, had raised a little under $88,000 with a total of about $150,000 on hand.

The Schuette campaign has also spent close to eight times as much as Totten’s.

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