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Fighting to keep college graduates in Michigan

Jun 27, 2013
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A key focus of strengthening Michigan’s economy  has been trying to retain more of the state’s college graduates.

Credit Courtesy of Mardi Jo LinkIn 'Bootstrapper,' author Mardi Jo Link recounts how she saved her small farm from foreclosure.Edit | Remove

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On April 16th , 2007, Colin Goddard was in his French class in Norris Hall on the  Virginia Tech University campus. That day, a lone gunman barricaded the hall’s doors and shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 more, including Colin, who was shot four times. It is still the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. 

Current State #116 | June 26, 2013

Jun 26, 2013

Today on Current State: expanding the Michigan Flyer; keeping graduates in Michigan; Michigan author Mardi Jo Link; Virginia Tech shooting survivor Colin Goddard; and Neighbors in Action features Meta Peace Team.

Michigan Flyer seeks $600,000 grant for expansion

Jun 26, 2013
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Eight times a day, the Michigan Flyer bus departs downtown East Lansing with passengers en route to Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport. The service, provided by the Owosso-based company Indian Trails, wants to expand to a dozen trips a day and looks to a $600,000 federal grant to make that possible. 

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