In Michigan
6:08 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

Michigan getting nearly $19M for health centers

LANSING, MI –
Michigan is getting nearly $19 million in federal funds for three community health centers.

The funding announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is from the Affordable Care Act.

Cherry Street Services in Grand Rapids is getting nearly $6 million, the Center for Family Health in Jackson is getting $3.4 million and the Family Health Center in Kalamazoo is getting more than $9.3 million.

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In Michigan
4:56 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

ArtPrize awarded in GR

GRAND RAPIDS, MI –
A Michigan artist is the winner of this year's ArtPrize competition. WGVU's Lindsey Smith reports 36-year old Chris LaPorte from Grand Rapids took home the quarter-of-a-million dollar top prize Thursday night.

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The voting public narrowed more than 17-hundred artists from all over the globe down to one. Steve Westdrop is a friend of the winner. He's not surprised LaPorte's nearly 225-square foot pencil drawing won.

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In Michigan
1:43 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

Fields of Opportunity: Farming going local, going small

EAST LANSING, MI –

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reWorking Michigan
11:11 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Fields of Opportunity: Farming going local, going small

East Lansing, MI –


Entrepreneurship is among the key factors many people believe will get Michigan's economy back on track. Small companies with fewer than 50 employees make up a significant part of the state's economy.

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Election 2010
6:26 am
Fri October 8, 2010

Secretary of State candidates debate

LANSING, MI –

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In Michigan
5:42 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

MI company voluntary recalls alfalfa sprouts

IONIA, MI –
A Michigan company is recalling bulk and retail-size packages of alfalfa sprouts because they might be contaminated with salmonella.

Living Foods, Inc. of Ionia said Thursday that one package of the sprouts tested positive for salmonella. It said it was working with federal and state authorities to determine the source. It said no illnesses had been reported.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

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In Michigan
5:09 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

Governor candidates speak at Detroit Economic Club forum

DETROIT –


The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor appeared separately at a forum with the Detroit Economic Club Thursday. As Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber reports, they received different welcomes.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

Granholm: Economy has hit bottom

LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm says there's more evidence that Michigan is in the early stages of a turnaround in the economy. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta, a new report says the state will start adding jobs in 2011 - which has not happened in a decade.

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In Michigan
3:05 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

Leaders, policymakers dissect MI economic growth

LANSING, MI –


Community leaders from around Michigan are reviewing the findings of a new economic growth study. WKAR's Mark Bashore has more.

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WKAR Features
2:35 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

Williamston battery company shoots for growth

East Lansing, MI –

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