SW Michigan

7:46 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Spending in Michigan's U.S. Senate race could top $30-million

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National campaign finance expert says close race could bring in more out of state money
LANSING - Total spending in the U.S. Senate race that is likely to pit Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters against Republican National Committeewoman Terri Lynn Land could top $30 million - 50% more than was spent two years ago - says a national expert on campaign finance.
7:36 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Bronson Children's Hospital exceeds fundraising goal with Walk and Run

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Run raised more than $80,000
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- In its first year with a competitive 5K run, the Bronson Children's Hospital Walk & Run on Sunday exceeded its fundraising goal and may have doubled its participation. Liz Semaan with the Bronson Health Foundation said the goal was to raise $60,000 for the Bronson Children's Hospital, the only children's hospital in southwest Michigan and one of only six children's hospitals in the state.
5:55 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Report ranks Michigan near bottom for nursing home care

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Nine nursing homes in Calhoun County cited for deficiencies
A new report ranks Michigan near the bottom in nursing home quality of care, with nearly 99 percent of its homes cited for severe deficiencies since 2010.
2:58 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Schedules altered during Amtrak high-speed rail construction

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Some passengers might have to take buses to different rail lines.
LANSING - Amtrak is temporarily changing schedules and service on its passenger route between Pontiac and Battle Creek while crews prepare the track to handle high-speed trains. Starting Monday, two trains on the Wolverine line will terminate and originate in Battle Creek instead of Pontiac, so passengers will instead take chartered buses.
10:05 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Paw Paw Council allows Village Manager to work temporarily for Bangor

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Paw Paw Village Manager Larry Nielsen says situation is uncommon, but has been done before
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- After a hiatus of six years, Larry Nielsen is back as Bangor's City Manager -- on a temporary basis. Nielsen is holding down the role in addition to his regular job as Paw Paw village manager. The Paw Paw Village Council approved a resolution allowing Nielsen to run both municipalities for a maximum of 90 days.

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