SW Michigan

6:09 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Hillary Clinton to speak in Grand Rapids Monday

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Group encouraging former Secretary of State to run for President plans rally outside DeVos Place
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - There will be more than one welcome party for Hillary Clinton when she visits Grand Rapids on Monday. Ready for Hillary, a self-described national grassroots group, is organizing a rally outside the former secretary of state's scheduled evening appearance at DeVos Place.
8:25 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Analysis finds decline in drunk driving arrests may be on verge of ending in Michigan

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Mlive report finds arrest rates are uneven across state, even when manpower is comparable
Michigan's disappearing DUIs may be on the verge of reappearing. After a years-long decline in drunken-driving arrests statewide, the free fall has nearly stopped, a new MLive Media Group analysis shows. Drunken-driving arrests fell less than 1 percent in 2012, the lowest in years, even as police manpower continued its nearly decade-long slide.
6:37 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Benton Harbor ten years after riots

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Some community leaders point to improvements, others lament lack of change in last decade
BENTON HARBOR - Trenton Bowens was 14 when, he says, years of bottled-up frustrations exploded on the street where he lived.
6:16 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Education officials hope to expand Battle Creek literacy project

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Program funded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant has shown success in first two years
More of the youngest students at the area's lowest-performing school are on-track to meet state standards thanks to a United Way-backed literacy project, data from the project shows, and officials are hoping the project can expand.
1:56 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Snyder wants Michigan to do more business with Isreal

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Snyder will go on a nine day investment mission to Israel with other state officials and business leaders.
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder leaves today for a nine-day trade mission to Israel, which he expects will lead to more jobs for Michigan. Snyder has made four earlier trade missions to Asia, Europe and Canada. This will be his first trip to Israel as governor.