SW Michigan

7:49 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Poll Shows Support for Raising Michigan's Minimum Wage

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Group needs 258,000 signatures to put proposal to raise state minimum wage on November ballot
LANSING - A new poll suggests 65% of Michigan voters support a ballot proposal to hike the state's minimum wage from $7.40 to $10.10 an hour. Results of the poll of 600 likely voters, conducted March 9 and Monday, were released to the Free Press by Lambert, Edwards & Associates, which conducted the poll along with Denno Research.
7:39 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Examination of Spending and Results for Battle Creek's Non-Profits

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Part of Enquirer's on-going "granting wishes" series
For years, community advocates, service providers and others have quietly complained of a disconnect: This community is rich in charitable resources but continuously posts some of the worst statistics in the state. People complain of duplicative efforts, of "siloed" organizations who fail to effectively collaborate, of top-heavy initiatives that fail to engage people at the grassroots level.
7:12 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Back to Service After Scheduled 55 Day Outage

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Broken piece of metal was found insides the plant's reactor during inspection
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - The Palisades Nuclear Power Plant was put back into service Sunday morning following a 55-day, 19-hour scheduled refueling and maintenance outage that began Jan. 19. During the maintenance period, which was the plant's 23rd refueling outage, 64 used fuel assemblies were removed from the reactor vessel and replaced, according to a press release issued Sunday morning.
7:07 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

WMU Men's Basketball to Play Syracuse in First Round of NCAA Tournament

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Broncos are making their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2004
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Western Michigan men's basketball team will face Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Buffalo. The Broncos are making their fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament and earned a spot in the big dance by defeating Toledo, 98-77, in Saturday's Mid-American Conference Tournament to receive an automatic bid.
12:38 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Schoolcraft Schools to seek bond approval

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District officials say it makes better sense to build a new school rather than renovate buildings that date back to the 1940's.
SCHOOLCRAFT, MI - Schoolcraft Community Schools will seek voter approval of a $14 million bond issue Aug. 5 that calls for a new middle school attached to the high school, reducing the number of schools from four to two and other improvements, all without a millage increase.

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