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Embracing renewable energy alternatives, GR City Commission establishes PACE programs

In an effort to promote renewable energy alternatives to business owners, the Grand Rapids City Commission passed a resolution at the City Commissioners meeting Tuesday evening, establishing the Property Assessed Clean Energy Program in the city. The city says they felt “the time was right” to approve the establishment of PACE programs after a number of business owners expressed interest. PACE, an acronym for Property Assessed Clean Energy is a program that offers property owners long-term...

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The Wayne County prosecutor says she’ll appeal a ruling that lets a former state senator run for the Detroit City Council even though he promised not to seek public office.

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Many states across the country cut funding for public higher education during the Great Recession.

And a new report shows the money hasn’t been replaced in most states – including in Michigan.

The study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows Michigan is about average when it comes to state funding levels for public universities. But experts say it’s actually worse than that. 

   That’s because in the early 2000s Michigan went through its own mini-recession.

Charge filed in death of a Michigan fire chief along I-94

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A 24-year-old man has been charged with reckless driving in the death of a fire chief who was struck and killed in June while responding to a crash in southwestern Michigan. Brandon Clevenger of Springfield was charged Tuesday with reckless driving causing death.

Ed Switalski was hit while on Interstate 94. He served as chief of Comstock Township Fire and Rescue for four years. The 55-year-old Switalski worked at the Kalamazoo-area department after more than three decades at the Pleasantview Fire District in suburban Chicago. Clevenger hasn't appeared in court.

Traverse City Tourism

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We go up north with guests from Traverse City Tourism. Jenny Jennesse – Public Relations Manager for Traverse City Tourism talks about kicking off Fab Fall next week to preview all the cool things in Traverse City.

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Guests from the Seidman College of Business join us in studio on a regular basis. Today, Professor Michael DeWilde discusses Universal Basic Income.

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The hashtag is 10! Yes, the symbol that started out as the lowly "number sign" or "pound" on the telephone keypad and later morphed into something entirely different is 10 years old today. And it has accomplished quite a lot. In fact, it's hard to imagine modern communication without it.

And you might think it was all by design. That the folks running Twitter needed a catchy little tool to help their new platform catch fire, and the hashtag is what they came up with.

But that's not the way it happened.

The city of Charlottesville has shrouded two of its Confederate monuments in a show of mourning for the woman killed in the violent white nationalist protest there earlier this month.

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The Wayne County prosecutor says she’ll appeal a ruling that lets a former state senator run for the Detroit City Council even though he promised not to seek public office.

missouribusinessalert.com

Many states across the country cut funding for public higher education during the Great Recession.

And a new report shows the money hasn’t been replaced in most states – including in Michigan.

The study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows Michigan is about average when it comes to state funding levels for public universities. But experts say it’s actually worse than that. 

   That’s because in the early 2000s Michigan went through its own mini-recession.

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