SW Michigan

6:55 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Bills on marijuana, abortion and landlines could all see votes this week

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Busy final two days expected before holiday break
As state lawmakers finish the 2013 legislative session, they are beginning to tackle controversial issues such as medical marijuana, campaign finance and phone service with an eye toward leaving for a three-week holiday break on Thursday. All three issues could see votes, even final passage, this week.
6:43 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Snowy owl dies after being found in Kalamazoo

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Rare bird was discovered last week near Western Michigan University's Business Technology and Research Park
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The young snowy owl that was rescued from a Kalamazoo field last week, too weak to fly, has died of starvation complicated by anemia, said the wildlife rehabilitator working with the bird. Sharron Butler, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in Vicksburg who specializes in raptors, tube-fed the bird a special diet of easily digested food for days.
6:30 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Kellogg to close plants in Canada and Australia

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Battle Creek company announced plans last month to cut global workforce by 7% over four years
Kellogg Co. announced a round of plant closures Tuesday that will put hundreds of workers in Canada and Australia out of work. The Battle Creek-based company said in a news release that it would close its ready-to-eat cereal plant in London, Ontario, next year. Its snacks plant in Charmhaven, Australia, also will close, the company said.
4:00 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Pets, livestock can't travel out of state without certification

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Officials say requiring all animals to be accompanied by a recent Certificate of Veterinary Inspection protects the state’s animals from disease outbreaks.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Going to Grandma's for Christmas dinner and planning to take the family pet along for the ride? Even if you're just driving to Indiana for dinner, state law requires that the dog have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, issued within the previous 30 days, said Janet Berish, animal health specialist with the Indiana Board of Animal Health.
3:43 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

UPDATE: More petitions come in to recall Alamo Township supervisor, trustee

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Among the allegations are that supervisor Lou Conti and trustee Dawn Potter-Williams have denied citizens the right to speak at township meetings
KALAMAZOO, MI - After multiple petitions to recall Alamo Township Supervisor Lou Conti and trustee Dawn Potter-Williams were ruled to be unclear at a public hearing Friday, Conti said it was now a time to heal and move forward.