SW Michigan

6:51 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Saint Joseph seeks to preserve lighthouses

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Estimated cost is $1.8-million
ST. JOSEPH - St. Joseph hasn't even taken possession of its historic lighthouses yet, and people are already volunteering to help restore them.
6:47 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Task force proposal would limit noise from downtown Kalamazoo venues by time of day

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Louder decibel limits would be allowed late at nights, on weekends
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A task force established to study downtown noise and propose regulations to the Kalamazoo City Commission laid the framework for a recommendation Monday. Guidelines established Monday would allow downtown Kalamazoo venues, including the Arcadia Creek Festival Place, to have certain levels of sound based on the time of day.
9:40 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Republican state lawmakers call for alternatives to Medicaid expansion plan

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Michigan Senate has three different proposals to consider later this month
Lansing - Two Republican state lawmakers were joined by other Medicaid expansion critics Monday in attacking the federal Affordable Care Act and urging rejection of a proposed expansion of the government health care coverage program for the poor in favor of their free-market alternative. Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, and Rep.
9:31 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Demolition begins on WMU's East Campus

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Three of the university's original buildings are slated for demolition. East Hall to become Alumni Center
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -Today marks the end of an era for Western Michigan University. Demolition began Monday afternoon on the university's East Campus. Shortly after 1 p.m., an excavator bit into the wall of the Speech and Hearing Building, right above the main entrance.
6:41 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Schmidt considers running for state House again after being cleared of criminal charges

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House Speaker Jase Bolger also cleared by one-judge grand jury
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - If former state Rep. Roy Schmidt - recently cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a 2012 election rigging scheme - takes another shot at running for political office, he'll most certainly face a difficult path ahead, consultants say.

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