SW Michigan

7:56 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

High school baseball and softball finals to move from Battle Creek

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Michigan High School Athletic Association began playing baseball and softball finals at Bailey Park in 1990
After 24 years of having the state baseball and softball championships in Battle Creek, the Michigan High School Athletic Association has announced it will move the event to Lansing. In a vote by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association at its annual meeting this week, the group authorized the move this spring of the baseball and softball finals to Michigan State University from Battle Creek's Bailey Park.
7:43 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Upton will support budget deal

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$85-million deal was reached Tuesday by House and Senate negotiators
WASHINGTON, D.C. - When the U.S. House takes up a proposed two-year budget deal, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton said he will be voting in favor of the agreement. "Not much is ever perfect, but I will support the bipartisan budget agreement," said Upton.
7:37 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Michigan Legislature approves requiring additional insurance to cover abortion

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Law will go into effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourns
The initiative passed by the Michigan Legislature would require most private and all public health insurance plans to offer a separate rider for an abortion. And a person would have to buy that rider before knowing if they needed an abortion.
3:59 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Old oil pipeline near Straits of Mackinac worries U.S. Senators for Michigan

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Enbridge Energy wants to up the amount of crude oil running through an old pipeline near the Straits of Mackinaw by 1.2 million gallons a day.
U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin, both Democrats, sent a letter today to the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration raising concerns about Enbridge Energy Partners increasing the amount of crude oil running through Line 5 by 1.2 million gallons of oil a day.
3:31 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Michigan ranks 34th in national health

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Michigan is not the healthiest state by far, according to United Health Foundation’s 2013 Health Rankings.
Michigan placed 34th in the nation on health rankings released Wednesday, in part due to high rates of obesity in the state. United Health Foundations 2013 Americas Health Rankings found that Americans generally improved in a majority of behavioral measures from smoking to physical activity that contribute to health.

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