SW Michigan

6:28 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Berrien County disputes state claim it owes refund for grant

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Dispute is over whether projects produced promised number of jobs and met other requirements
ST. JOSEPH - Berrien County officials on Thursday balked at a state request to pay as much as $759,000 to cover grants it provided for a pair of economic development projects.
6:20 am
Fri June 21, 2013

TRMI to invest $11-million, create 153 jobs in Battle Creek

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Grant from Michigan Economic Development Corporation and property tax abatement from city of Battle Creek will help expansion
TRMI Inc. will invest millions of dollars and create 153 new jobs as the company plans to open a new manufacturing process at its facility in Battle Creek. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced the $11.1 million expansion Thursday. It is awarding a $700,000 performance-based grant to the company, which makes interior electrical automotive switches at its Hill Brady Road plant.
6:13 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Enbridge prepares for dredging of Kalamazoo River

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Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Enbridge to do additional dredging to clean up from 2010 oil spill
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - With dredging to clean up the Kalamazoo River expected to begin next month, Enbridge Inc. has begun doing work near Morrow Lake to prepare. Large crews have been seen this week laying pipeline leading from the river, which will be used to carry sediment and water to a dredge pad during the dredging, according to Jason Manshum, senior adviser of community relations for Enbridge.
5:13 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Senate adjourns without vote on Medicaid

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Governor Snyder urged Senate to "take vote, not a vacation"
A plan to expand Medicaid coverage in Michigan remains stalled -- and could be on life support -- in the state Legislature as a summer break approaches. The Republican-led state Senate adjourned for summer break Thursday without voting on the proposal, potentially crippling a plan that eventually might have expanded the government health insurance program to an estimated 470,000 additional state residents.
12:47 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Author sues now-defunct Calhoun county publisher

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Albion author says he is working with others on possible class action lawsuit
MARSHALL - At least one author who published books through the now-defunct 2 Moon Press has taken legal action against the company. Albion resident Bernard Zeitler filed a complaint last week in Calhoun County's 10th District Court, listing both former CEO Don Semora and the self-publishing company's most recent owner, Melinda Lundy, as defendants.