SW Michigan

7:19 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Aquinas College reviewing options for homeless students after online petition

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Homeless student says she wants Grand Rapids college to look for a "long-term solution"
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Aquinas College says it will provide a hotel room for a homeless student who fears she'll be left out in the cold once campus closes in December for holiday break.
7:13 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Michigan Lottery plans online ticket sales next year

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Concerns raised by retailers about hurting their sales. Some lawmakers concerned about making gambling easier
Michigan residents will be able to buy tickets for some of their favorite lottery games on their smartphones and computers beginning late next year, state lottery officials said Monday, despite concerns raised by a trade group and some lawmakers.
7:52 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Requirement of separate rider for abortion insurance coverage moves forward

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Legislature could act on proposal or put it on state ballot
LANSING - A controversial initiative that would require women to buy an additional rider on their health insurance if they wanted abortion coverage is one short step away from going to the Legislature where it is likely to easily become law.
7:40 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Crossroads Mall to be open for first time on Thanksgiving

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Mall opened last year at midnight on Friday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The Crossroads mall will be open for the first time on Thanksgiving Day. The area's largest regional shopping mall will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open overnight to get a jump on Black Friday shopping. It will remain open until 9 p.m. Friday.
2:29 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Michigan, federal government, to launch joint investigation into meningitis outbreak

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Michigan has been among hardest-hit states in meningitis outbreak
Detroit Michigan will join the federal government in a criminal investigation stemming from the outbreak of fungal meningitis that struck 20 states and killed 19 people here. A total of 751 people nationwide have been identified with fungal meningitis or related health issues since the outbreak began last year.