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Dowagiac Man Convicted In Rape Case


A Dowagiac man has been found guilty of first degree criminal sexual conduct for the rape of his 14-year-old stepdaughter. Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz tells us 43-year-old Corey Devon Roddy was convicted Thursday after two difficult

Governor Whitmer Announces Labor Grant Program


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a new labor grant program aimed at bolstering opportunities for apprenticeships in the state. She introduced Michigan’s Statewide Targeted Apprenticeship Inclusion and Readiness System, or MiSTAIRS, at a union facility in Grand

Hope College Aims To Make Tuition Free


Hope College, a Christian college in Holland, is launching an effort this week to make college tuition free for all students. Hope College President Matt Scogin spoke with Michigan News Network about the effort. “Our vision is

Pure Michigan Seeing Surge In Travel


Now that COVID-19 restrictions have been loosened in Michigan, travel is expected to be huge now through the rest of the year. That’s according to Pure Michigan vice President Dave Lorenz, who spoke with Michigan News Network

Governor Signs Record School Budget


From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed off on a $17.1 billion K-12 budget Tuesday in Grand Rapids, a 10% increase in overall funding that aims to close a decades-long funding gap among school districts