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2:57 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

WMU Wins Big Science Grant

Statue near WMU's Chemistry Building
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University has won a large grant to help draw more students to science and technology. University officials say the $1.4 million comes from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. They say the five-year project will focus on classes in biology.

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1:36 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Snyder Wants Lawmakers to Consider Amending State Law Banning Discrimination

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Michigan law does not include protections for sexual orientation
MACKINAC ISLAND -- Key business groups signed on to a push to protect gay employees from discrimination at this week's Mackinac Policy Conference, where top political leaders also signaled a growing interest in taking up the issue this year.
7:54 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Van Buren County Sheriff Reprimanded for Violating County's Vehicle Policy

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Dale Gribler ordered to reimburse county for costs
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- The Van Buren County Board of Commissioners has takenaction against Sheriff Dale Gribler for alleged misuse of his county vehicle. On Tuesday, the commission approved a letter reprimanding the sheriff and taking his car away.
7:36 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Poll Shows Drop in Support for Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan

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Pollster says it's too early to say it poll represents a change in the trend in support of same-sex marriage
The poll, done May 17-20 exclusively for the Free Press, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and our statewide media polling partners by EPIC-MRA of Lansing, found that if a vote on allowing same-sex marriage were held today, 47% would vote yes and 46% would vote no. The remaining 7% were either undecided or refused to say.
7:03 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Schauer Calls for Four Debates with Governor Snyder

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Schauer also wants a debate between the candidates for Lieutenant Governor. Snyder noncommittal to debates before general election
Mackinac Island Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mark Schauer on Wednesday challenged Gov. Rick Snyder to four debates in the general election cycle a move the incumbent called premature. Schauer, a former congressman and state legislator from Battle Creek, proposed he and Snyder debate once in August, again in September and then square off twice in October before the Nov.

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