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Normalizing White Supremacy: How the Grand Rapids news media reported on air pollution report

In mid-April, the American Lung Association published their annual report on air quality rating for metro areas in the country. 

The Grand Rapids metro area ranked as tied for the 34th as the most polluted. 377 more words

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The War on Drugs is alive and well in Kent County, after commissioners unanimously approve new anti-marijuana vehicle for drug search warrant raids

On Friday, MLive reported that the Kent County Sheriff’s office had recently order a, “rapid deployment vehicle” to combat violators of Michigan’s medical marijuana law and illegal grow operations.” Costing taxpayers $175,000, the Sheriff’s office had converted a Ford F-59 step van into a vehicle that would be used to, “deploy tactical teams for drug search warrant raids.” 536 more words

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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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