SW Michigan

6:44 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Bolger gets up close look at Detroit's challenges

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House Speaker visited at request of Detroit lawmaker
Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger had been to Detroit several times, usually for a ball game or other event. But he'd never been to the Detroit he visited Monday, touring the west side of the city with state Rep. Harvey Santana, who asked Bolger to come and see the city's challenges and opportunities firsthand.
6:23 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Holland reaches more agreements on properties near new power plant

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Agreements have been reached on 23 of 37 parcels needed
Offers on seven more parcels in the Fairbanks Avenue and Sixth Street neighborhood have been approved by the Holland Board of Public Works Board of Directors. That location was selected in June as the site of the new natural gas power plant.
6:19 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Governor Snyder testifies bankruptcy was "last resort" for Detroit

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Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr due back on stand Tuesday
Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr testified if Detroit is kicked out of bankruptcy court the city will be in a free-fall crisis and destined for financial failure. If we do not go through Chapter 9, this city will continue to fail, Orr testified Monday morning during the fourth day of Detroits bankruptcy eligibility trial.
6:09 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Task force recommends that experts determine decibel levels

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City commissioners are expected to consider report in November
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A task force studying late-night noise in downtown Kalamazoo has recommended that the city of Kalamazoo should consult sound experts to evaluate noise before establishing maximum decibel levels for outdoor venues. The Downtown Noise Task Force wrapped up its work in the last of eight public meetings Monday, recommending four actions to the Kalamazoo City Commission.
6:37 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Kalamazoo County officials say public reaction to proposed 911 dispatch consolidation is mixed

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One proposal would pay for consolidation with surcharge on all 911-accessible devices
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Public reaction to a proposed plan for a consolidated 911 dispatch center has been mixed thus far, Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller said. Fuller was one of six public officials who participated in a live chat on the subject Monday at the Kalamazoo Gazette hub.

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