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Melissa Benmark, WKAR

(Lansing-MPRN) A state lawmaker says it’s time to subject the governor’s office and the Legislature to Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). State Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) says he’ll introduced the bill soon. 

Citizens gathered around the warm glow of television screens to watch the debut of "Battle Creek" Sunday night. Watch parties brought people downtown to the McCamly Plaza Hotel Ballroom and Arcadia Brewing Company. Party-goers made merry and helped a couple of local charities: The party at McCamly was sponsored by the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau and raised money for the Charitable Union.

KALAMAZOO, MI -- As Kalamazoo-area high schools gear up to administer the Michigan Merit Exam this week, frustrated educators say changes in state assessment testings are creating maximum headaches for minimal gain in measuring student progress. This year, Michigan students are taking new tests, in new formats at a different time of year -- and another set of changes will be introduced in 2015-16.

TOLEDO - Scoring two goals in the opening period, the Kalamazoo Wings jumped ahead and never looked back in a 4-2 victory over the Toledo Walleye at the Huntington Center. Taking advantage of their first power-play of the night, Sam Ftorek (3 rd) gave the K-Wings 2:21 into the first period with a slap shot from the left circle.

While Gov. Rick Snyder famously campaigned against the government picking winners and losers, the state's economic development agency during his first term made a clear bet on one segment of the Michigan economy: manufacturing. Despite the Snyder administration's evolving economic development strategy, its focus on providing incentives to manufacturing companies looking to grow or expand in the state has remained constant.

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