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  • West Virginia: The Road to Statehood

    West Virginia: The Road to Statehood

    "Now, after many long and weary years ... we have the profound satisfaction of proclaiming to those around us that we are a separate state in the Union." -- Arthur Boreman, first governor of West Virginia commemorating the birth of the 35th state, in his inaugural address on June 20, 1863. Thus ends the new documentary West Virginia: The Road to Statehood which brings to life the issues, differences and disagreements that divided the Commonwealth of Virginia, turning families and neighbors against one another throughout what is now West Virginia. Through interviews with respected state historians, dramatizations, archival letters, sketches and photographs the 40-minute film examines events and philosophies behind West Virginia becoming a state during the Civil War, particularly through the lives of attorney Francis Pierpont (considered the "father of West Virginia"i and former U.S. Congressman Albert Gallatin Jenkins (who defended "Old Virginia")

  • West Michigan Policy Forum

    West Michigan Policy Forum

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    The 2012 West Michigan Policy Forum is in the books. Its mission: creating jobs, empowering the business community and working to set legislative policy. Now that the forum is over, we discuss the policies set on West Michigan Week.

  • West Virginia: The Road to Statehood

    West Virginia: The Road to Statehood

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    The Road to Statehood which brings to life the issues, differences and disagreements that divided the Commonwealth of Virginia, turning families and neighbors against one another throughout what is now West Virginia. The 40-minute film examines events and philosophies behind West Virginia becoming a state during the Civil War

  • #3402  2014 West Michigan Health Care

    #3402 2014 West Michigan Health Care

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    How healthy are West Michigan's residents and what are the impact health care policy when it comes to services, cost and delivery? Are we taking proper care of ourselves or are we a burden on the system? We'll explore a recently released report, "Health Check: Analyzing Trends in West Michigan" for 2014, on West Michigan Week.

  • West Michigan Economic Outlook EP 3302

    West Michigan Economic Outlook EP 3302

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    West Michigan's economy has been performing well - considering where it's been. What are the factors providing moderate growth? What does the New Year hold for local businesses and manufacturers?

  • West Michigan Fracking  #3319

    West Michigan Fracking #3319

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    The practice of hydraulic fracturing - or fracking -has seen an explosion of new wells extracting natural gas and oil across West Michigan. Job creation and an increased supply should mean lower prices for consumers. But there are those who argue the process uses far too much water and pollutes the environment. We'll discuss the pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing on "West Michigan Week."

  • #3428 West Michigan Policy Forum

    #3428 West Michigan Policy Forum

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    The West Michigan Policy Forum is scheduled for later this month. It's a gathering of business leaders whose goal is job creation by limiting barriers setting the stage for long-term prosperity. We'll discuss health care, infrastructure, labor and talent on "West Michigan Week."

  • #3406  West Michigan Economy

    #3406 West Michigan Economy

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    The West Michigan economy is experiencing slow growth. How is 2014 shaping up? We break it down region-by-region and discuss what more needs to be done to get the Michigan economy humming on "West Michigan Week."

  • West Michigan Commercial Real Estate #3505

    West Michigan Commercial Real Estate #3505

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    The 2015 Commercial Real Estate Forecast has been released indicating a West Michigan market En Fuego! We'll break down office, industrial, investment and retail along with downtown Grand Rapids' experiencing a residential resurgence. It's all coming up on "West Michigan Week." Show #3505

  • West Michigan Economic Forecast #3509

    West Michigan Economic Forecast #3509

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    The West Michigan economic forecast is looking good heading into 2015. Confidence is running high, company sales are looking positive and that means hiring will continue to be strong. That leads to expansion pressures, more folks working increases wages and that leads to inflation. We'll break it all down including energy prices, the world economy and interest rates on "West Michigan Week."

  • West Virginians Remember World War Two - The Documentary

    West Virginians Remember World War Two - The Documentary

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    West Virginians, like all Americans, answered the call of their country to serve in World War II. Some served at home, many served overseas. This 30 minute documentary has the stories of both everyday citizens and war heroes. Black and white, male and female, they all served and their service marked a huge change in their lives and the life of our country.

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