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More corporate welfare in Michigan for Agri-business companies while child poverty grows

Earlier this week, MiBiz reported that the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in conjunction with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. will be giving out $4.7 millions to agri-business entities to expand their already large production projects. 321 more words

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The honest Legacy of Congressman Vern Ehlers

On Tuesday, former US Congressman Vern Ehlers passed away at the age of 83.

In the past few days there has been a number of news stories reflecting on the life of the former Congressman, with virtually every story communicating nothing but respect and admiration for Vern Ehlers. 774 more words

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WOOD TV8 allows local leader of White Supremacist group to lie

Yesterday, WOOD TV8 ran a story headlined, Leader denies group is neo-Nazi: ‘Witch hunt’

Taking advantage of the national media attention from the White Nationalist/White Supremacist violence in Charlottesville, the channel 8 story used a Southern Poverty Law Center hate map to identify hate groups in West Michigan and chose to speak with the leader of a White Supremacist group. 760 more words

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Media Questions directed at Betsy DeVos demonstrates that commercial news agencies really are stenographers to power

It is well known that politicians, and often those deeply involved in partisan politics, are trained to deal with the news media. Quite often public relations firms or consultants will provide training and offer ongoing advise on how to deal with controversial matters, how to respond to questions from the public or how not to respond to questions from the public, at least how not to respond to questions directly. 682 more words

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5 Reasons why the 10 Reasons NOT to Move to Grand Rapids list is really Bullshit

A few weeks back a local DJ with 95.7FM, posted a piece entitled, 10 Reasons NOT to Move to Grand Rapids

The posting got lots of attention and was the latest in a series of “lists” that Grand Rapids loves to boast about. 937 more words

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City of Grand Rapids hires PR firm with a long history of involvement with GOP politics

Yesterday, in an article on MLive, it was announced that the City of Grand Rapids has hired the PR firm of Truscott Rossman to assist them with developing a better communications strategy.  570 more words

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