SW Michigan

3:47 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

State spent $200,000 to keep wolves off of one farm

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it did not initiate the state’s first wolf hunt largely because of one farmer’s problems, but recent data suggests otherwise.
(Note: Search this database for attacks by wolves and compensation paid.) Taxpayers have footed the bill for more than $200,000 to assist a single controversial cattle farmer against wolf attacks, newly obtained documents by MLive.com show.
2:22 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Auroras likely over Michigan Wednesday night

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The celestial light show is the result of a large solar flare affecting the earth's magnetic field.
Southeast Michigan residents might get a visual treat tonight. The aurora borealis, or northern lights, could be visible in the Detroit area if conditions are right, said to Debra Elliott, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in White Lake Township. The best viewing likely would be shortly after midnight, Elliot said.
11:43 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Sierra Club critical of Snyder's record on environmental issues

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Group says Snyder hasn't provided leadership on most environmental issues
LANSING - Michigan's Sierra Club has given Gov. Rick Snyder a failing grade for his performance on environmental issues during his first three years in office. In a news release today, the Michigan chapter of the Sierra Club said Snyder scored 22% for his actions related to energy, the environment, good government and related issues.
10:14 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Former state treasurer Andy Dillon continues to draw state salary

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Dillon stepped down in October, has earned same pay as an advisor
Former state treasurer Andy Dillon is earning the same state salary as an adviser more than two months after resigning his position over family issues. Dillon is serving as senior adviser to state Treasurer Kevin Clinton a position that pays him the same annual salary of $174,204, according to Michigan Department of Treasury spokesman Terry Stanton.
9:57 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Occupy Kalamazoo organizer to run for U.S. Senate

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Chris Wahmhoff facing charges related to his protest in an Enbridge pipe in June
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Chris Wahmhoff, an Occupy Kalamazoo organizer and the man who protested from inside an Enbridge Inc. pipe earlier this summer, has announced he will run the U.S. Senate in 2014. Wahmhoff, 35, plans to run for the seat currently occupied by longtime Democratic Senator Carl Levin, who has announced he will retire when his term expires at the end of 2014.