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Cannabis grow facility to bring 100 new jobs to Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalyn Bliss and other city officials cut the ribbon this week on a new marijuana growing facility in downtown Grand Rapids that promises to bring over a hundred new jobs with it. After the city’s first medical marijuana provision center opened earlier this year in downtown Grand Rapids, Fluresh, the company that owns that storefront, has just openeded up a new 133,000-square foot cannabis grow facility. Company officials say the new Fluresh growing operation will create...

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed Republican-sponsored legislation that would have let nursing homes house coronavirus-infected residents - but only in a building separate from other residents. In a letter to senators Friday, the Democratic governor said she has protected nursing home residents and the bill was "based on the false premise that isolation units created within existing facilities are somehow insufficient to protect seniors." The measure had attracted some Democratic support, too.

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A 44-year-old Indiana man has drowned in Lake Michigan while trying to save his two children, authorities said.

Four people were seen struggling in the lake about 8 p.m. Thursday at Lions Park Beach in southwestern Michigan’s St. Joseph, police said in a release.

The man’s children, ages 17 and 12, were swept away. They were rescued by a St. Joseph reserve officer.

Their father was pulled from the water, but later was pronounced dead at a hospital.

He was from Lakeville, Indiana, south of South Bend.

His name wasn’t immediately released.

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalyn Bliss and other city officials cut the ribbon this week on a new marijuana growing facility in downtown Grand Rapids that promises to bring over a hundred new jobs with it.

After the city’s first medical marijuana provision center opened earlier this year in downtown Grand Rapids, Fluresh, the company that owns that storefront, has just openeded up a new 133,000-square foot cannabis grow facility.

Former player: Schembechler knew of abuse at U of Michigan

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Dozens of more victims who said they were molested by a University of Michigan doctor have filed a lawsuit against the school. They include a former student who claims he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler about the abuse in 1982. It's the first time that a victim has said Schembechler, who died in 2006, was aware of allegations against the late Dr. Robert Anderson. 

Detroit police shoot and kill third person this month

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There was another officer involved shooting on Detroit’s west side last night Police Chief James Craig says officers were out on a different call when they saw a man swinging a sword in an intersection near Meyers and Grand River. The cops initiated a confrontation and Craig says the man charged at the officers. A taser proved to be ineffective, and after the man threw a dagger that injured an officer, a single shot was fired killing the man.

When asked why there’s been an uptick in violence and officer involved shootings lately, Chief Craig struck a familiar refrain.

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When you hear the words "green brewery," you might picture gleaming solar panels or aerodynamic wind turbines. But the most valuable piece of technology at the $24 million headquarters of Smuttynose Brewing Co. on the seacoast of New Hampshire isn't quite as sexy.

"The place you have to start is the building envelope," says Smuttynose founder Peter Egelston.

While the debate over whether to label foods containing GMO ingredients plays out across the country, another engineered food has long been waiting to hit grocery stores: genetically modified salmon.

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