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Higher Minimum Wage Rates Take Effect In Michigan

(WWJ/AP) — Workers who make minimum wage in Michigan will see an increase in payment, starting Monday. The state’s minimum wage increased from the current $7.40 per hour to $8.15 per hour on September 1. 399 more words

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Happy September

I rather like Michigan. It has a way of slipping into my stories, even when those stories take place in distant worlds. It’s understandable, really. I  189 more words

Life

Last Call

The sun is slowly setting on summer. The Fourth of July feels like yesterday. Now it is Labor Day, and autumn awaits.

One last glance at this summer’s Michigan memories. 55 more words

Nature

Forty Years, Forty Albums

Music.

It can help inspire creativity, heal, cope, relax and for some get down and dirty on the dance floor. It has definitely been those things for me (well, perhaps not that whole getting down and dirty so much) over my forty years, especially when it comes to relaxing and being creative. 597 more words

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VP Biden says workers deserve 'fair share'

DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told hundreds of Detroit-area union members that they deserve a “fair share” of any improvement in corporate profits. 114 more words

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First annual mini maker faire comes to Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The first annual Mini Maker Faire kicked off this past weekend at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.  They’re calling it the greatest “show and tell” on earth.  123 more words

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The Raven Cafe

Have you ever stumbled upon something or someplace unique, that you probably would have never seen or done, because you were never expecting to go there.  482 more words

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