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5:17 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

State Turns Down Mininum Wage Petition

Voters will not be considering whether to raise the state’s minimum wage in the election this November.

The Board of State Canvassers has ruled that a petition brought by the group Raise Michigan did not have enough valid signatures to be certified. The petition sought to raise the state’s minimum wage to ten dollars, ten cents an hour.

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WMUK News
1:41 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Two GOP Officials Seek Portage State House Seat

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An opening in the 61st State House District that includes the City of Portage has created a vacuum that two Republicans hope to fill. They’re running to replace outgoing GOP Representative Margaret O’Brien who’s leaving the House to run for State Senate.

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July 24, 2014
11:41 am
Thu July 24, 2014

WestSouthwest July 24, 2014

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The story of gangsters using Southwest Michigan as a vacation spot, and a report on "The Michigan Dream" are featured on WestSouthwest. 

WestSouthwest for July 24, 2014

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Capone's Playground
10:53 am
Thu July 24, 2014

WSW: Gangsters on Vacation in Southwest Michigan

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A traffic stop in Saint Joseph in 1929 started a chain of events that led police to a home in Stevensville, and a stash of weapons used in the infamous "Saint Valentine Day's Massacre."   

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The Michigan Dream
12:01 am
Thu July 24, 2014

WSW: Does the Michigan Dream Require a Tax Increase?

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Credit IStock/Katherine Welles

WestSouthwest with John Austin

A new interactive report calls for a greater investment in Michigan's infrastructure, education arts and environment. 

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