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House Dems push jump in state jobless benefits

LANSING - There's yet a new package of bills from Michigan's Democratic House members that would increase unemployment benefits and extend those benefits by 13 weeks when the state's unemployment rate reaches 5 percent. ..

Prevailing wage 'reinvigorated' with renewed state efforts

This, the second in a series of articles about the fair enforcement of Michigan's Prevailing Wage law, discusses some of the coverage issues that have changed. ..

He shoots he scores: tinknocker's other job is Red Wings team photographer

Sheet metal worker Dave Reginek calls his second job at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena "a really cool gig." ..

Icon on Bond illustrates Grand Rapids' growth

GRAND RAPIDS - A former foundry is the site of the new Icon on Bond project, a nine-story, $55 million condominium development that's just coming out of the ground. ..

News Briefs

GOP rejects hike in minimum wage 
LANSING - Michigan House Republicans on Dec. 4 voted against raising the state minimum wage to $7.15 per hour. ..