SW Michigan

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.
1:37 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Snyder testifies in Detroit Bankruptcy trial

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Protesters outside as governor takes stand
Gov. Rick Snyder said the state will pay Detroit retiree pensions if a judge determines that Michigan has an obligation to bankroll vested pension benefits. Snyder made the remark minutes into his history testimony Monday in the Detroit bankruptcy eligibility trial.
1:19 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Thunderbirds could return to Battle Creek in 2014

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Air Force team did not perform at this summer's Field of Flight Air Show in Battle Creek
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds could fly in Battle Creek next summer, but for now the planes are covered with question marks. Calling them significant recruiting draws, the Pentagon has announced a resumption of several community outreach programs including participation in air shows by the Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S.
12:00 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court races most expensive in nation with most undocumented contributions

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Second straight cycle that Michigan topped all other states in spending on state Supreme Court races
Lansing - Michigan's weak finance disclosure rules led to the nations highest undocumented spending on state Supreme Court races in 2012, according to a new national report.

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