SW Michigan

SW Michigan
1:37 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Right to Life turns in anti-abortion petitions

Michigan State Capitol building
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

A Michigan anti-abortion group says it has turned in more than 315,000 petition signatures. The Gongwer News Service says the initiative my Right to Life is aimed at preventing employers from offering abortion coverage in their health plans. Employees would be forced to by a rider to their policy at extra cost.

Supporters of the measure need 258,088 valid signatures to put the measure before lawmakers.

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Water protection
11:41 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek among communities receiving grants to protect water supply systems

Kalamazoo River - file photo
Credit WMUK

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has approved wellhead protection grants for 45 communities in the state. 

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11:04 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Some Battle Creek officials object to speed limit increase

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Traffic study resulted in five mile per hour increase on some stretches of Columbia Avenue.
Sgt. Brad Palmer stared at the radar gun Thursday morning as traffic flowed by on Columbia Avenue. "53," is all he said, switching on red and blue lights on his patrol car and pulling from the drive to chase the speeding dark SUV.
11:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

State Senate committee looks into complaints about Grand Rapids veterans home

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Two state Representatives from Grand Rapids have requested an investigation
Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police and Military Affairs, said he saw some disturbing trends after loading a list of complaints against contractor J2S Group into a spreadsheet. But he hasn't determined whether the neglect and other complaints are a result of the contractor or other 'extenuating circumstances,'.
8:15 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Buyout for Seelye-Wright Auto Group

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Bill Wright and Mike Seelye say agreement helps with succession plan. Wright plans to spend more time running his organization for kids who've been abused and neglected
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - An ownership buyout agreement at the Seelye-Wright Auto Group means the 'Yes We Can' man's name will no longer appear on its nameplates soon. Bill Wright, the well-known co-owner of and long-time pitch-man for the Seelye-Wright Automotive Group, has sold his interest in the Kalamazoo-based group of car dealerships to business partner Mike Seelye.

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