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Michigan senators spar over Juneteenth slavery resolution
July 1, 2015 | AP  A Michigan legislative resolution recognizing a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery is on hold because Republican leaders are uncomfortable with the language.

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State finds probable financial stress in Wayne County
July 1, 2015 | WGVU  The state has determined that probable financial stress exists in Wayne County.

Midland court halts all marriages after same-sex ruling
July 1, 2015 | AP  A judge says Midland District Court has halted all wedding ceremonies in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the right of same-sex couples to marry, but the county clerk says she'll step for couples seeking a courthouse ceremony.

Resolution commemorating end of slavery sparks race-related debate in state Senate
Jake Neher
July 1, 2015 | MPRN  A race-related debate is causing some tensions in the state Senate after an attempt to re-write a resolution commemorating the end of slavery.
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1 dies, 6 injured when ambulance, SUV crash in West Michigan
July 1, 2015 | AP  Western Michigan authorities say one person was killed and six injured when an ambulance and an SUV collided near Grand Rapids.

Snyder aide thinks Senate will pass roads plan
July 1, 2015 | AP  Gov. Rick Snyder's top lobbyist says he is "fairly confident" that the Republican-led Senate will pass a $1.5 billion road-funding plan.

MI Works!, boards review 7-county collaboration
Hilary Farrell
July 1, 2015 | WGVU  A regionalization push by Governor Rick Snyder asks local governments and agencies to collaborate where possible in services they provide. In West Michigan, a seven-county partnership has been proposed for Michigan Works! programs.
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Spectrum: First 3 D Heart Print Using Multiple Imaging
Jennifer Moss
July 1, 2015 | WGVU  A huge leap for medicine in cardiology and congenital heart disease. Experts at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital have successfully printed its first “3-D Heart” using multiple imaging. Information from the study could be beneficial to both cardiologists and surgeons and ultimately, the patient.
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Snyder signs bill authorizing Kent County airport authority
July 1, 2015 | WGVU  A bill signed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is letting Kent County move forward with creating a regional airport authority to run Gerald R. Ford International Airport outside Grand Rapids.

Michigan Senate to vote on $1.5 billion road-funding plan
July 1, 2015 | WGVU  The Michigan Senate plans to vote on a $1.5 billion road-funding plan that would raise fuel taxes and redirect other government revenues to transportation infrastructure.

Michigan patrols for Fourth of July target drunken drivers
July 1, 2015 | WGVU  Stepped-up patrols targeting drunken drivers are taking place in Michigan around the Fourth of July holiday.

Dirt biker to keep riding despite collision with bear
July 1, 2015 | WGVU  A 20-year-old dirt bike rider says a collision with a bear along a rural Michigan road that was recorded on video hasn't changed his passion for riding.

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