SW Michigan

10:19 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Food stamp cuts to hit Michigan on Friday

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Number of Michigan residents on food assistance skyrocketed between 2003 and 2013
More than 1.7 million Michigan residents, including 70,000 veterans, will see cuts in their monthly food stamp benefits Friday as a provision of the 2009 federal stimulus package comes to an end.
10:17 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Clyde Union to shut down after more than century in Battle Creek

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175 layoffs scheduled
ClydeUnion Pumps, a company launched in Battle Creek more than a century ago, will lay off more than three-fourths of its employees as it prepares to shut down its plant on Dickman Road.
7:09 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Upton says website "was supposed to be the easy part" of Affordable Care Act

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Upton led questioning during hearing before Energy and Commerce Committee
The west Michigan congressman who leads a committee investigating problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act blasted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, saying she and other Obama administration officials either 'did not know how bad the situation was or they did not disclose it.'
6:57 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Senate Republicans move to send lawsuits against state out of Ingham County

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Ingham County Circuit Court has had jurisdiction over major lawsuits against state since 1970's
LANSING, MI -- Michigan's Republican-led Senate on Wednesday approved a significant shakeup to the state's legal system that Democrats decried as a partisan ploy to protect problematic laws. Senate Bill 652, fast-tracked after introduction last week and approved in a party-line vote, would move major litigation against the state government out of the Ingham County Circuit Court, which has had jurisdiction over such cases since the 1970s.
6:53 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Ceresco Dam begins coming down

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Enbridge bought dam last year as part of clean up from 2010 oil spill
CERESCO - Workers cracked the top of the Ceresco Dam Wednesday, signaling the beginning of the end for the crossroads community's landmark. As half-dozen onlookers stood on the 12-Mile Road bridge just downriver of the dam about 9 a.m., large machinery pierced and dug out sections of concrete.

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