SW Michigan

12:31 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Calhoun County Sheriff to begin providing road patrols in Springfield at end of the month

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Springfield chose to contract out road patrols to cut costs
The beginning of contracted police services for Springfield is expected to begin at the end of the month. Springfield Mayor Sue Anderson and Sheriff Matt Saxton said last week that review of a proposed contract has taken longer than expected but should be complete soon.
7:36 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Power outages Monday morning in Southwest Michigan

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Outages in Allegan, Van Buren Counties
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Monday is getting off to a dark start in 83 Kalamazoo-area households, Consumers Energy reports. According to the utility company's online outage maps, homes on 22nd Street north of M-43 lost power around 4:40 a.m.; crews are assigned to the area and power should be restored by 7:20 a.m.
7:20 am
Mon September 9, 2013

African-American leaders hope racial profiling study leads to change in Kalamazoo

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Yearlong study shows black drivers in Kalamazoo more than twice as likely to be pulled over than white drivers
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Mattie Jordan-Woods said she can remember feeling she was racially profiled in three separate instances about a decade ago while driving in her neighborhood.
8:55 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Forecast shows promise for office furniture industry

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New outlook has lower expectations for 2014
An updated office furniture industry outlook shows business picking up. The quarterly outlook from the Business and Institutional Manufacturers Association in Grand Rapids now projects North American shipments to grow 4.1 percent in 2013 to $9.6 billion. That's an upgrade from the previous quarterly outlook issued in June that forecast shipment growth of 2.1 percent for the year.
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5:49 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Segal says women "losing ground" because of lack of female lawmakers

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The Battle Creek Democrat is one of 28 women serving in the state House, there are four in the state Senate
Rep. Kate Segal said it's hard to ignore the lack of women in the state Legislature, especially in the past two years. "When you go to a committee meeting and you're one of two women with a committee of over 20 people," she said, "you do take notice of that."

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