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Amazon
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The retail giant Amazon is looking for a second home.  And that could mean thousands of jobs, and a new economic anchor for a city.  But cities like Denver and Atlanta are competing, but as we hear from Rick Pluta, leaders in some smaller cities think they have a shot – if only they can get Amazon’s attention.


Grand Rapids
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A report says troubles at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans are largely resolved.


Veterans
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Democratic lawmakers in Lansing say the state Attorney General is doing too little, too late.


Grand Rapids
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Eleven former employees of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans have been charged with felonies for falsifying reports to reflect they made required patient visits when, instead, they were ignoring them. 


Police Car
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A controversial Grand Rapids police procedure can continue, for now.  A Michigan Court of Appeals chose to not decide if the so-called P and P procedure is constitutional. 


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The presidential candidates and their surrogates swung through Michigan on the final day before the polls opened.

Donald Trump
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Donald Trump spent part of his Halloween in Michigan.  The Republican presidential candidate held rallies in Grand Rapids and the battleground area of Macomb County


Bill Clinton
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The presidential candidates’ attention to Michigan continued on Monday.  Former president Bill Clinton made campaign stops in Flint and Saginaw on behalf of his wife and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.  

Pence Stumps For Trump In Grand Rapids

Jul 29, 2016
Mike Pence
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Donald Trump running mate Governor Mike Pence was in Grand Rapids Thursday.


Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
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A joint state House committee could begin hearings as soon as this week on a scathing audit of a state-run veterans’ home.


John Kasich
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With the state’s March 8th primary fast-approaching, Presidential candidates are turning their attention to Michigan.  Senator Bernie Sanders had stops in Ypsilanti and Dearborn as part of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, while Ohio Governor John Kasich stopped at Grand Valley State University near Grand Rapids.


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On this 1st day of 2016, Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak talks to former Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell. In this January edition of WEMU's '1st Friday Focus on the Environment,' they discuss the politics of environmental stewardship and climate change.