SW Michigan

4:01 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Merging airlines agree to continue Michigan service

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The new company would be the largest airline in the world and would have the right to discontinue service in circumstances like a huge drop in customer demand.
LANSING - American Airlines and US Airways have agreed to continue daily flights from six Michigan airports for at least five years. The agreement is part of a larger settlement filed Tuesday in the antitrust lawsuit brought by the federal government and several states against the companies' proposed merger that would create the world's largest airline.
2:44 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

State unions launch Pure Michigan Waste campaign

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The Pure Michigan Waste campaign will push for lower worker to manager ratios, more efficient ways to offer public services to citizens, and less privatized contracts on work state workers could be doing.
LANSING - A coalition of unions representing 35,000 state employees has launched an effort to highlight areas where Michigan government can be more efficient and improve services to citizens. Leaders from the five unions say Republican Gov. Rick Snyder isn't doing enough on that front and has ignored employees' ideas.
7:19 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Debate on decriminalizing marijuana still at local level

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House Speaker Jase Bolger "open to having the discussion" about marijuana policy
Marijuana legalization advocates have gained momentum in Michigan after voters last Tuesday approved pot legalization proposals in three cities. The moves have gotten some attention among state legislators in Lansing, where the state House leader seems more ready to debate the issue than the Senate majority leader or Gov. Rick Snyder.
6:50 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Holland Museum unveils exhibit to honor Medal of Honor winners

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Holland one of two countries in U.S. with four Medal of Honor recipients
For the widow of Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. John Essebagger, Mary (Belle) Murphy, it's important for people to know they can achieve the heights her husband and three other Holland men reached."These were just common men that were able to bring about heroics above and beyond," she said Monday after the Holland Museum officially opened a new interactive display about Holland's four Medal of Honor recipients.
6:42 am
Tue November 12, 2013

New Kalamazoo City Commission, City Manager sworn-in

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Jack Urban is the one new member of city commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo's newest city manager, Jim Ritsema, was sworn in Monday evening alongside the 50th Kalamazoo City Commission. Ritsema officially starts in the city manager's office Monday, replacing Kenneth Collard, who retired as one of more than 200 city employees who accepted an early-retirement offer proposed by his administration.