SW Michigan

7:27 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Secretary of State says Michigan ready for online registration, no reason absentee voting

Lead in text: 
Michigan law currently requires voters to give a "valid excuse" to get an absentee ballot
LANSING, MI -- If the legislature is willing, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says Michigan is ready for online registration and no-reason absentee voting. Johnson, who joined MLive Media Group for a live chat Tuesday in our downtown Lansing hub, said that existing technology and security measures within her office could allow for expanded voter access without jeopardizing election integrity.
7:22 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Battle Creek officials weigh possible public safety changes

Lead in text: 
City currently searching for a new fire chief to replace the retired Larry Hausman
City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama said after being pressed by some Battle Creek city commissioners that he has not moved forward with any plans to create a public safety director position but is currently "leaving the door open" on the idea.
6:33 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Decision on "common core" standards not likely until fall

Lead in text: 
Lawmakers hope to have issue wrapped up before new state fiscal year begins October 1st
LANSING - New standards for Michigan's students, which were approved by the state Board of Education three years ago, probably won't get a stamp of approval - or rejection - from the state Legislature until after school starts in the fall.
9:27 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Auto parts supplier celebrates grand opening in Battle Creek

Lead in text: 
Janesville Acoustics chose Battle Creek over competing sites in Indiana and Ohio
'All the reasons that we came for are coming true' Public officials and company leaders agreed: Battle Creek's willingness to press forward with economic activity has put both the city and the state in a good position for sustained and continued growth
9:17 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

New water leak found at Palisades

Lead in text: 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced leak during webinar, but says it's not radioactive and does not impact safety
This diagram used during a webinar hosted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday shows the water tank, lined in red, at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant that was repaired after leaks. The leaking nozzle is shown in one of the yellow areas. The control room is marked below the yellow lines.

Pages