SW Michigan

7:18 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Senate committee approves bill that makes it easier to end landline service

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Battle Creek Senator Mike Nofs says safeguards added to ensure reliable phone service
LANSING - Legislation that would make it easier for phone companies in Michigan to discontinue traditional landline service cleared a hurdle Tuesday despite concerns from some consumers and businesses. Senior citizen groups and others are worried they'll lose access to vital phone, medical alert and alarm services.
5:18 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Eminem matches Michigan children's charity donations

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Wolverine Human Services helps kids between the ages of twelve and eighteen who were victims of abuse and neglect.
DETROIT, MI - The donations keep pouring in for an Eminem-backed fundraising campaign to support a Michigan-based charity that helps the needs of children in Detroit, Flint and other areas of the rapper's home state.
3:27 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Auto union may increase dues

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If approved, members of United Auto Workers will likely pay a half hour more of hourly pay per month.
The United Auto Workers is considering its first dues increase for members since 1967, according to union sources and memos posted on local union websites. UAW members currently contribute two hours of straight-time pay to the union each month.
2:46 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

State approves Vicksburg's plan to get out of debt

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Vicksburg will help pay off its $3.5 million debt by selling extra village properties, debt refinancing, and by cutting the village’s budget by one percent.
VICKSBURG, MI - The state has approved a deficit reduction plan for Vicksburg, the village's third attempt to reorganize and reduce its $3.5 million debt. Village Clerk Tracy Locey and Village President Bill Adams said Monday that the state notified the village of its approval in a brief letter.
1:15 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Judge rules Detroit eligible for bankruptcy

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Ruling could clear way for cuts in pensions
The city of Detroit today officially became the largest municipality in U.S. history to enter Chapter 9 bankruptcy after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes declared it met the specific legal criteria required to receive protection from its creditors.

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