SW Michigan

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Fri July 12, 2013

Battle Creek Air National Guard Base ends flight mission

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Battle Creek's base will be used as a control center for drone aircraft
More than 65 years of service as a base for military aircraft came to an end Friday at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. The base sent off its last C-21 aircraft in a low-key ceremony at 9 a.m.
7:49 am
Fri July 12, 2013

March, rallies against violence planned in Battle Creek

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Community activist Bobby Holley has organized similar events in the past
A march and two rallies against gun violence are scheduled next week in Battle Creek. Bobby Holley, a community activist, will lead the event in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Wednesday but is encouraging community participation. A rally will be held at noon Wednesday at Claude Evans Park, North Washington Avenue at Parkway Drive.
7:40 am
Fri July 12, 2013

State revenues exceed expectations for second straight month

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But revenues are still down slightly from a year ago
Lansing- State revenues exceeded expectations by $99.3 million in June, following a trend also reflected in a federal budget surplus reported for the month by the U.S. Treasury Department. Michigan's Senate Fiscal Agency said June state revenues totaled $1.9 billion and exceeded official forecasts for the second straight month.
7:34 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Kalamazoo Planning Commission gives approval to billboard regulations

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Up to eight digital billboards would be allowed in the city
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will take up recommended regulations on digital billboards in the city likely at its August meetings after planning commissioners voted 6-1 to recommend the changes Thursday. Planning commissioners heard from 17 community members -- most of them opposed to allowing digital billboards in Kalamazoo -- and debated for more than an hour during the three-hour meeting.
6:35 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Calhoun County Board approves agreement with Jackson County to manage roads

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Agreement calls for sharing staff and resources to save money
The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners described the move as "historical," "leading-edge stuff" and "smart moneyball." "This is the kind of stuff where government becomes efficient," said Chairman Art Kale, "and we need to continue to move in this direction.