SW Michigan

12:03 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Battle Creek Commissioners approve debt plan for Kellogg Arena

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Plan would get arena out of debt by mid-2015
City commissioners put their faith again in Kellogg Arena on Tuesday as they touted the facility's contributions to Battle Creek despite it not making a profit in at least five years."What we have is a luxury," Commissioner Jeff Domenico said of the city-owned arena. "There's no question about that.
8:10 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Questions raised about Schauer's support among Democrats

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Schauer campaign not commenting on story that UAW president urged State Senator Gretchen Whitmer to enter race
Lansing United Auto Workers president Bob King recently asked state Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer to run for governor, even though most Democratic leaders have coalesced around the candidacy of former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer. Whitmer turned down King, citing her decision a year ago to not run for governor and focus on raising her young children, according to a Whitmer aide.
7:51 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Republican resistance continues to Snyder's road funding plan

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Snyder also called for more road funding in last year's State of the State address
Lansing Republican lawmakers say they wont give Gov. Rick Snyder a permanent infusion of extra cash for road and bridge repairs this year even though the GOP incumbent is expected to renew his call Thursday to commit to spending more money every year on infrastructure.
7:31 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Enbridge replaces section of oil pipeline

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Section is part of Enbridge's new 6B pipeline
The section is part of Enbridge's new Line 6B, a 36-inch pipe spanning nearly 300 miles from Indiana to Marysville, Mich., where it crosses the St. Mary's River and oil transport continues into Canada. The new line will allow Enbridge to move more than 500,000 barrels of oil per day through Michigan.
7:26 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Jim Caldwell to be next Detroit Lions coach

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Caldwell will be first African-American coach in team history
The Detroit Lions didn't get their top choice. A day later, they've quickly locked up their Plan B. Detroit has hired Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell to succeed Jim Schwartz as head coach, according to ESPN. He replaces Jim Schwartz, who was fired on Black Monday after five seasons and a 29-51 record.

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