SW Michigan

5:31 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

State lawmakers join effort to free Flint man in Iran prison

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Amir Hekmati has been in jail in Iran for two years.
Supporters of a Flint man jailed in Iran for two years held a fund-raiser Wednesday night to help keep his memory alive and put pressure on Iran's government to free him. At the dinner at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms, U.S. Sen.
9:16 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Right-to-work lawsuit trail delayed

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The new trial date is in March 2014.
MASON - A lawsuit contending Michigan's right-to-work laws violated the state's Open Meetings Act is being pushed into next year. Attorneys for a coalition of labor groups say they need more time to gather evidence and interview witnesses.
7:01 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Enbridge dredging decision in Comstock Thursday

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The EPA ordered Enbridge to dredge parts of Morrow Lake to clean up oil left from a massive spill into the Kalamazoo River in 2010.
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - A months long debate between Enbridge, Inc., Bell's Brewery and Comstock Township should reach its conclusion tonight. Enbridge will have its answer as to whether or not it will receive site approval for two dredging locations surrounding Morrow Lake when the Comstock Township Planning Commission makes its final ruling on both applications.
6:55 am
Thu August 22, 2013

WMU's Archives moving into its new home

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The materials in the University Archive had been located for many years on Western's East Campus.
This summer, all 30,000 cubic feet of documents, photographs, government records, letters and diaries, as well as 100,000 volumes worth of books, serials and bound volumes are being moved to their new $8.7 million home, the Zhang Legacy Collections Center on Calhoun St. on the Oakland Drive campus.
3:42 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

So-called "blue moon" Tues night comes every three years

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A blue moon usually just means the second full moon in a month, but the National Atmospheric Oceanic Administration says this type of moon only comes around once every three years.
The moon rises over the New York skyline in its full stage under a phenomenon called the blue moon, as seen from West Orange, N.J., on Tuesday.