SW Michigan

7:17 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Adopt a Park Program Off to Good Start in Benton Harbor

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Conservancy president told board that only three properties have not been adopted
BENTON HARBOR - The Benton Harbor Parks & Recreation Conservancy, which took over managing 14 of the city's parks Jan. 1, is wasting no time as it prepares for spring.
9:11 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Appeals Court Continues Stay, Keeping Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Effect

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The state must file its brief by May 7, the plaintiffs must file their response by June 9
DETROIT, MI -- The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday granted the state's request to stay a federal judge's ruling that struck down Michigan's gay marriage ban. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman on Friday called the state's voter-approved ban unconstitutional, and same-sex couples began marrying on Saturday, until the appeals court issued a temporary stay.
SW Michigan
3:02 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

KSO Gets New Executive Director

Peter Gistelinck
Credit Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

The new executive director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra arrives May 19th. The symphony announced Tuesday that it's hired Peter Gistelinck for the job after a search that lasted six months. Gistelinck is currently the executive director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He replaces former KSO executive director Jennifer Barlament who left last year to become general manager of the Cleveland Orchestra.

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7:24 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Tug Boat Rescued From Black River in South Haven

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Coast Guard still not sure why Wilhelm Baum sank
SOUTH HAVEN - The old saying "Don't give up the ship" certainly could apply to the crew that salvaged the historic Wilhelm Baum tugboat over the weekend.
6:21 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Michigan Braces for Health Care Sign Up Deadline

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Insurers are expecting a rush of people signing up this week, ahead of the deadline to purchase health insurance
Health insurers and advocates across Michigan are beefing up call centers, knocking on doors and hosting enrollment fairs this week in a final push to get consumers to sign up for insurance by Monday, the federal deadline for coverage this year.