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Stateside for Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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  • The shooting spree in Kalamazoo was yet another reminder of a thorny problem for news outlets: how do you report the facts without doing it in a way that inspires a copycat?
  • In a typical presidential election year, the state GOP convention would be a pretty cut-and-dried affair. But this is no typical election year.

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Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow explains what happens at the state party convention in a presidential election year.

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Carolyn Cassin, president and CEO of the Michigan Women’s Foundation, describes how she has seen things change for women in Michigan.

  • We meet the artist behind that mysterious orange man who is popping up on rooftops around Michigan.
  • ?We find out why the decision was made to close Empire Mine and hear what the Lake Superior Community Partnership is doing to help the workers in the area with the transition.

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