SW Michigan

6:56 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Former Kalamazoo Airport director had misused county credit

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Cliff Moshiginis resigned in September after county looked into allegations of harassment
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
According to a report by the county Fraud and Abuse Committee obtained through the state Freedom of Information Act, Moshoginis made four transactions using his county credit card totaling $1,322 at America's Best Value Inn, 2615 Airview Blvd., which has since been replaced by Days Inn and Suites and is located a half-mile from the airport offices.
9:39 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

National Guard mission suffers because of government shutdown

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Nearly all of the $30-million budget for Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek comes from federal government
More than 100 civilian employees have returned to work, but the Battle Creek Air National Guard base is struggling to stay open because of the federal government shutdown. "It is far from fixed," Col. Ronald Wilson, base commander said Tuesday. "My biggest worry was to get people back.
8:56 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Ottawa County officials predict property tax rates will hold, revenue increase

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It's first year since 2009 Ottawa County is in the black with operating tax revenue
Ottawa County seal Tax revenue will increase next year, according to Ottawa County predictions. The county's property tax levy will remain the same next year, but total property tax revenue could go up by 3 percent or more, officials said. Much of that can be attributed to a manufacturing resurgence.
4:24 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Tanning bed ban for minors sparks debate

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Some legislators believe the decision to let kids use tanning beds should be up to parents.
LANSING - Legislation that would prevent minors from using tanning beds and require tanning salons to register with the state has prompted a heated debate over how to address what some are calling a major public health threat without overly restricting parental rights. The bills, introduced by Rep.
12:45 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Challenge to city of Wyoming's ban on medical marijuana to be heard by state Supreme Court

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Oral arguments set for Thursday
LANSING, MI - The city of Wyoming's three-year-old ban on medical marijuana will face its final test this week as attorneys argue before the State Supreme Court as to whether the city can reject the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act on the grounds that the act violates federal law.