SW Michigan

10:08 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Advocates of cleaning up Allied Paper Landfill still waiting for EPA report

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"Clean Up Not Cover Up" campaign held event Wednesday night
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than 70 people packed into Bell's Eccentric Cafe Thursday to hear an update on the Allied Paper site cleanup effort. Bruce Merchant, the former public works director for the city of Kalamazoo, who has continued to advocate on behalf of the city for cleanup of the Allied Paper landfill, told the crowd there wasn't much new information to report, but the campaign needs to keep its momentum during this waiting period.
8:42 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

More than $100,000 raised in effort to keep Douglas Community Association open

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Non-profit hopes to replace funding pulled by United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo region
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- More than $100,000 has been raised for the Douglass Community Association, enough for three and a half months of operating expenses, it was announced Wednesday. At a press conference, the Douglass received a check for $101,469.38, through the 30-day "Saving a Legacy" fundraising campaign.
3:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Emergency plans for schools, day cares not mandatory in Michigan

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Save the Children, a non-government disaster relief organization says schools in Michigan, Iowa, Idaho, and Kansas do not legally have to make emergency plans for natural disasters or school shootings
More than half of the states and the District of Columbia do not require schools or day care centers to meet minimum standards to protect children during major emergencies, according to a new report. Save the Children, a non-governmental disaster relief organization focused on children, found that 17 states don't require evacuation plans in day care centers.
3:04 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Bill would outlaw gas chambers in animal shelters

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Republican Senator Rick Jones says gas chambers can take up to 20 minutes to euthanize a cat or dog and is more painful for the animal than lethal injection.
LANSING, MI -- A bill working its way through the Michigan Senate would ban the use of gas chambers to euthanize cats or dogs. Sponsoring state Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said that animal control shelters in some Michigan counties use gas when it is necessary to euthanize a dog or cat despite the availability of lethal injection.
12:13 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Marshall approves district for hospital expansion

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Compromise was reached after dispute between Oaklawn Hospital and Marshall Neighborhood Association
MARSHALL - After months of refining an ordinance that would allow for future expansion of Oaklawn Hospital, the Marshall City Council on Monday evening approved the Hospital Campus Overlay District. Discussion on the ordinance was brief, but council members praised the effort and collaboration of the parties involved in the three-year discussion -- city staff, Oaklawn Hospital and members of the Marshall Neighborhood Association.

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