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Canine Flu: Ignites Call For Dog Licenses
Jennifer Moss
May 27, 2015 | WGVU  Two confirmed cases of canine flu in Kent County have ignited a call for dog licenses. Kent County Animal Shelter officials are encouraging dog owners to protect their dogs from canine flu in more than one way.
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Groups renew push for removal of straits-area oil pipeline
May 27, 2015 | WGVU  As Michigan business and political luminaries gather for a conference on Mackinac Island, environmentalists hope to draw attention to a nearby underwater oil pipeline they say should be removed.

Historic lighthouse in Muskegon now open for public tours
May 27, 2015 | WGVU  A historic lighthouse in Muskegon is now open for public tours.

Western Michigan animal rescue overrun by rats condemned
May 27, 2015 | WGVU  An animal rescue in western Michigan has been condemned after officials say it was overrun by scores of rats.

Consumers Energy spending $200M on natural gas upgrades
May 27, 2015 | WGVU  Consumers Energy has committed nearly $200 million this year to upgrade its natural gas system in Michigan.

Michigan lawmakers push Gov. Snyder to shift funds to roads
May 26, 2015 | AP  Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is backing off the assertion that the popular Pure Michigan tourism program would have to be cut as a result of the House Republican's proposed plan to fund road repairs.

Bill OK'd to strip family of welfare if kid misses school
May 26, 2015 | AP  A policy of stripping welfare benefits from families if kids under age 16 miss too much school would become law under legislation nearing approval in the Michigan Legislature.

Statewide summit in June aims to end campus sexual assaults
May 26, 2015 | AP  A statewide summit is planned to develop ways to end campus sexual assaults.

Veterans get diplomas in Michigan years after leaving school
May 26, 2015 | AP  Two veterans have received their high school diplomas in the Grand Rapids area long after leaving school.

Backers of bid to repeal prevailing wage law seek initial OK
May 26, 2015 | AP  Organizers of a drive to repeal Michigan's 50-year-old prevailing wage law are seeking approval of their petition form before collecting signatures.

Michigan marijuana legalization drive poised to clear step
May 26, 2015 | AP  Organizers of a marijuana legalization drive in Michigan are poised to clear a procedural step.

How effective are virtual schools? U.S. study seeks answers
May 26, 2015 | AP  The U.S. Department of Education is funding a $1.6 million, three-year study of the effectiveness of virtual schooling in Florida, one place where online learning is fast growing.

New concert organ to elevate Hope music program
May 26, 2015 | AP  Installation of a concert pipe organ is underway at Hope College's new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts in Holland.

AAA Michigan: Gas prices up 10 cents in past week to $2.72
May 26, 2015 | AP  AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 10 cents over the past week.

Horses return to Mackinac Island in rite of spring
May 26, 2015 | AP  Automobiles are not permitted on Michigan's Mackinac Island. Horses most certainly are.

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