SW Michigan

9:08 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Holland Board of Public Works picks site for natural gas plant

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Will pay $1.6-million for site
The industrial parcel of Fairbanks Avenue and Fifth Street has been chosen as the site of the Holland Board of Public Works new combined cycle natural gas power plant.
9:03 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Michigan's unemployment rate up despite more jobs in June

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More people looking for work helped cause slight increase in jobless rate
LANSING - Michigan's unemployment rate ticked up to 8.7 percent in June as more people entered the job market. The rate increased from 8.5 percent in May, but is down from the revised June 2012 rate of 9.3 percent, according to data released Wednesday from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.
8:59 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Study says Palisades among nuclear power plants most at risk of being shut down

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Report finds economics challenges face many nuclear power plants
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI -- With a study out Thursday placing Palisades on a list of 12 U.S. nuclear power plants most at risk for shutting down, Entergy Corp. declined to comment on the Covert Township plant's financial performance but said it believed that nuclear power would remain an important source of power for the country in the long term.
3:22 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Medicaid expansion stalls in the Senate

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The measure would provide health care for more than 400,000 additional residents.
LANSING - The Medicaid expansion debate in the Senate will have to wait for at least a couple of weeks. The Senate work group is meeting privately twice a week to look at and tweak the expansion bill passed by the House of Representatives in June.
7:33 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Benton Harbor library officials want Benton Township voters to approve tax

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Benton Township trustees ended their contribution to the library because of dwindling revenue
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor library officials want Benton Township voters to support a library tax. The Benton Harbor Library Board is facing a more than $300,000 drop in revenue in the next fiscal year because Benton Township is dropping its annual contribution.