SW Michigan

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.
5:15 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Michigan becomes battleground over Affordable Care Act

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Debates over Medicaid expansion, health insurance exchange, intensify state battle over "Obamacare"
As the nation approaches a milestone under Obamacare this October, Michigan is emerging as one of 10 states considered key for the law's success nationwide. Oct. 1 marks "Opening Day" of a key component of the Affordable Care Act - health insurance exchanges, which are Internet-based marketplaces where consumers can price-shop for low-cost health insurance.
4:46 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Covert Schools will open thanks to agreement

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Property tax dispute had put this school year in question
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT, MI -- A deal has been reached that will allow Covert Public Schools to open for the 2013-14 school year, according to a statement released Friday by officials in Van Buren County and the owners of New Covert Generating Co. Under the deal, the district will get some funding from the owners of the New Covert Generating plant.
4:41 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Smaller tax bills for big box stores, less revenue for local governments

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Benton Township has settled with other stores after Michigan Tax Tribunal cut Target's assessment by more than half
Big box stores across Michigan are getting their property tax assessments slashed, often in half or more, by the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

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