SW Michigan

4:14 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

South Beach back open

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The beach had been closed for a week due to an outbreak of E. coli bacteria.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- After being closed to swimming for more than a week, a health advisory for South Beach has been lifted. High E. coli levels closed both North Beach and South Beach on Aug. 8. North Beach was re-opened last week.
2:32 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Home sales up in Kalamazoo

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Home sales were up by more than 28 percent this July compared to July 2012.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Home sales in Greater Kalamazoo rose 28.3 percent in July, compared to July 2012. Saying data continues to show encouraging gains in the housing market for home buyers and home sellers in the area, the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors reported that sales during July of this year were up 9.9 percent in July versus June.
2:10 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Enbrige request for more time on Morrow Lake denied

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The company wanted to move their deadline to December in order to deal with disputes over dredging the lake from Bell’s Brewery and Comstock Township.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The United States Environmental Protection Agency will not grant Enbridge Energy an extension deadline for dredging in the delta in Morrow Lake, citing that the request was premature. Last week, Enbridge, Inc. asked the EPA for an extension for its Dec.
6:42 am
Fri August 16, 2013

DIA petition drive begins

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Organizers say they have collected at least 2,143 signatures with a goal of 3,000.
MoveOn.org, the left-leaning political organization that helped elect President Obama in 2008, has launched a petition drive imploring the president to declare the imperiled Detroit Institute of Arts a national monument. The hope is that such a designation would immunize the museum's collection from sale to pay off Detroit's debts in the bankruptcy proceedings.
6:12 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Snyder "NERD Fund" gets less money

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The fund has been criticized by watchdog groups because it isn't required to report details of unlimited and anonymous donations from companies and individuals.
LANSING - Fund-raising by Gov. Rick Snyder's controversial "NERD Fund" was down sharply in 2012 and the nonprofit organization spent more money than it took in, according to a financial report released late Wednesday. In a report filed with the Internal Revenue Service, Snyder's New Energy to Reinvent and Diversify Fund said it raised $368,000 in 2012, down from $1.3 million in 2011.

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