SW Michigan

7:31 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Lawsuit over fracking to be heard Monday in Barry County

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Non-profit Michigan Land Air Water Defense brought suit against Michigan Department of Natural Resources and its director
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
HASTINGS, MI - Should fracking be allowed in Southwest Michigan's public game reserves without the state assessing the likely environmental impact first? That question is at the heart of a case to be heard Monday in Barry County.
4:39 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Charter schools grow in Michigan

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Experts say while some Charters have surpassed public schools in reading and math scores, not all Charter schools are created equal.
Sara McClendon wasn't satisfied with her daughter's public school, and she never expected to enroll her at a charter school. But when Kylie McClendon enters third grade in September, she'll be starting classes at Success Mile Charter Academy, a new school that's opening at a former Target store in Warren.
3:08 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Agreement reached, Bell's will participate in beer festival this weekend

Lead in text: 
Larry Bell had objected to craft brewers' political action committee raising money at festival in Ypsilanti
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - You will be able to buy Oberon, Sparkleberry and other Bell's Brewery Inc. beers and ales this weekend at the state's largest beer festival. Bell's says it will participate in the Michigan Beer Guild's 16th Annual Summer Beer Festival, today and Saturday (July 26 and 27) in Ypsilanti.
7:39 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Bell's Brewery pulls out of beer festival over political activity

Lead in text: 
Political Action Committee supporting craft beer makers will be raising money at festival in Ypsilanti
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - You can put an orange peel in Larry Bell's beers, but he says to keep your politics out. Bell's Brewery Inc., Michigan's largest beer maker, will not participate this weekend in the state's largest beer festival after founder and president Larry Bell discovered the Protect Michigan Craft Beer Political Action Committee will be raising funds at the event.
Jobless rates
7:33 am
Fri July 26, 2013

June unemployment rate in Kalamazoo area down slightly from a year ago

Credit WMUK

Jobless rate in Calhoun County unchanged from June of last year. 

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