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Michigan Education
4:36 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

ACT loses appeal over Michigan’s decision to switch to SAT

The state has rejected ACT’s claim that Michigan unfairly switched its free college entrance exam to the SAT starting in spring 2016.

ACT protested two aspects of the bidding process. It said the state changed the timeline of the proposed contract and penalized ACT for having a writing portion. It says both of those things unfairly benefitted SAT.

State officials say they reviewed those concerns carefully.

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Stateside
12:44 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

The economic impact of Michigan's struggling millennials

The millennial generation has had the challenge of dealing with record-high student debt rates.

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 4:12 pm

They tend to not want credit cards or cars. They are postponing marriage, frequently choosing to live at home with mom and dad.  They are grappling with a distressed economy and have high poverty rates to prove it.

They are the millennials, the 18-34 year olds of American society today.

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The Environment Report
9:09 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Michigan officials considering a 10,000 acre land deal in the UP

Graymont is seeking to buy thousands of acres of state-owned land and mineral rights for a proposed limestone mining operation near Rexton.
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Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 10:42 am

Next month, a decision could be made on whether to sell thousands of acres in the Upper Peninsula to a Canadian mining company, Graymont Inc.

It would be the largest sale of public land in Michigan’s history.

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Stateside
4:42 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The measles outbreak has made it to Michigan

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Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 8:36 am

The measles outbreak has made it to Michigan.

After the mounting headlines about an outbreak that seems to have begun in California’s Disneyland, the first Michigan case was diagnosed late last week.

The diagnosed individual is an adult in Oakland country and according to Dr. Matthew Davis, the Chief Medical Executive with the Michigan Department of Community Health and a Professor at the University of Michigan, this case may well be connected to the Disneyland outbreak.

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Road Improvements
3:41 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Franz hosts meetings about tax proposal

State Representative Ray Franz held another informational meeting today about the higher sales tax proposed for Michigan.

Franz says voters are being told it will provide more money for roads and bridges, which is true, but he says the higher tax would increase spending in many other areas.

“It adds another $300 million for schools. It adds another $95 million dollars for local government,” Franz says. “Those are all not roads and bridges.”

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