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Economy
8:58 am
Wed January 9, 2013

New report shows Southwest Michigan's economy slowed in December

Brian Long
Credit Grand Valley State University

A new report on Southwest Michigan’s economy finds growth slowed in December. The director of Grand Valley State University’s Supply Chain Management Program Brian Long finds economic indicators were down in the region, compared to November. 

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Urban sprawl
8:50 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Michigan's debate over controlling sprawl

Credit Michigan Now

When he was running for governor, Rick Snyder had a ten-point plan to “Reinvent Michigan”. Point number five was: “Restoring cities and controlling urban sprawl”. Snyder came to the annual Michigan Farm Bureau dinner recently at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus was there too.

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Environment
2:19 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

WMU recognized for "green" campus projects

WMU's Buster Bronco shows his support for

For the third year in a row, Western Michigan University has been named one of America’s most environmentally responsible universities. The Princeton review and the U.S. Green Building Council point to the purchase of five Ford Transit Connect electric vehicles and fifteen new charging stations attached to a massive solar panel as just a few of the university’s successes.

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Gun debate
10:17 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Albion College Professor on the politics of gun control

Scott Melzer
Credit Albion College

 Last week’s shooting at a school in Connecticut has raised the issue of new laws regulating guns. But Albion College Sociology Professor Scott Melzer says don’t expect any meaningful action to come of it. 

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Agent Orange Book
12:40 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

WMU Professor explores history of Agent Orange

A new book by a Western Michigan University Professor delves into the history of using Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. History Professor Ed Martini also deals with the aftermath of the herbicide in his book Agent Orange: History, Science and the Politics of Uncertainty

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