SW Michigan

5:34 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Congress says Michigan 'misusing' food stamp program

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Michigan could see cuts in the program as Congress debates whether citizens are abusing food stamps.
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans relying on food stamps has soared to historic levels, and Michigan has seen a bigger increase than most states. Almost one in five Michigan households -18 percent - received food stamps at some point in 2011, compared with 13 percent nationwide.
2014 Attorney General race
1:04 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Kalamazoo School Board member officially launches campaign for Michigan Attorney General

Mark Totten - official photo
Credit Campaign website

A Kalamazoo School Board trustee is running for Michigan Attorney General

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Medicaid expansion
8:19 am
Mon June 17, 2013

State Senate could vote this week on Medicaid expansion

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

The Michigan Senate could vote this week on a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage in the state. 

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7:21 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Lawmakers consider more freedom for off-road vehicles

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Bills may be considered this week before Legislature leaves for summer break
LANSING - The geography for recreational pursuits such as four-wheeling is limited in Michigan - but perhaps not for long. A bill that would allow off-road vehicles (ORVs) to drive on the shoulders of some roads in all 83 counties is being taken up by the state Senate after passing the House of Representatives.
6:22 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Medical marijuana cooperative in Battle Creek seeks new model to comply with state law

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Marijuana is not stored on site at Higher Expectations Medical Partnership
A medical marijuana collective in Battle Creek says it has a business model that abides by new state dispensary laws -- it doesn't have any 'product' on site and simply provides a safe place for A link to this page will be included in your message.