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MLive, Experts and what would be good for Michigan

On Saturday, MLive ran a story about the economic outlook in Michigan, with the usual framing around job growth, unemployment rates and wages. 

The article relies on what they refer to as experts for their analysis and then proceed to list 8 moves that would mean significant economic and job growth for the state. 912 more words

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50th Anniversary of Dr. King's Assassination: The Acton Institute' uses and abuses of Dr. King Part III

In January, while celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Acton Institute took the opportunity to misuse the legacy of Dr. King by saying that he denounced Communism. 621 more words

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Financial Documents used to entice Amazon to come to Grand Rapids finally released, but 103 pages still missing

On Wednesday, the Right Place Inc. held a press conference and released 5 pages of financial information about the plan to attract the online sales company, Amazon, to open another headquarters in Grand Rapids. 531 more words

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GRPD shows up at Cosecha Press Conference, intimidates organizers, then waits in the parking lot for an hour to change the news coverage narrative

Yesterday, the immigrant justice group, Cosecha GR, held a press conference to call out  law enforcement agencies on their behavior during a January 19 action in downtown Grand Rapids. 717 more words

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MLive eulogy for Billy Graham ignores the role the preacher played in supporting US Foreign Policy

Today, MLive ran a brief article on the passing of longtime TV evangelist Billy Graham. The article notes that Graham’s first “crusade” took place in 1947, in Grand Rapids. 1,439 more words

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