SW Michigan

7:37 am
Wed July 10, 2013

New Berrien County Prosecutor selected

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Michael Sepic replaces Arthur Cotter who was appointed a district judge by Governor Snyder in May
ST. JOSEPH - The four Berrien County judges charged with finding a new county prosecutor wasted little time between interviews Monday and a hiring decision Tuesday.
7:27 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Stabenow proposes freezing student loan rates

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Vote in Senate scheduled Wednesday, 60 votes are needed if opponents fillibuster
Washington- U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, is pushing legislation Wednesday to keep student loans rates low for college students, including nearly 300,000 students in Michigan. The rates on federal subsidized Stafford loans doubled July 1 to 6.8 percent from 3.4 percent.
7:23 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Marijuana legalization advocates plan to spend $2 bills

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Three-week campaign aimed to show economic clout
Steven Greene watched through the clear partition of a credit union in Southfield, his smile growing to a grin as a teller counted out $200 in $2 bills. "That's a lot of twos - thank you, brother!" said Greene, 45, of South Lyon.
7:14 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Portage City Manager receives good review, pay raise

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Maurice Evans currently has a five year contract with the option of a five year renewal
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Portage City Manager Maurice Evans continued to receive solid support from the Portage City Council Tuesday night, receiving a good performance review, a one-time $5,000 bonus and a 2.5 percent raise. Evans, who will have served as city manager for eight years this October, was praised following a 15-minute closed-door meeting for his annual performance review.
6:46 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Oshtemo Township board moves ahead with anti-discrimination ordinance

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Ordinance would include protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- The Oshtemo Township trustees hope to have a draft non-discrimination ordinance to review at their August 13 meeting, after the board voted 6-1 at its Tuesday meeting to support development of a non-discrimination ordinance. The resolution the passed by the township board, with Trustee Dave Bushouse dissenting, outlines five things the township will do: 1.

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