SW Michigan

7:37 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Apple crop improved over last year

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Last year's smaller harvest was caused by damaging cold
Farmers say an overabundance of product is a problem, though.
7:29 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

State House hearing set for this week on Medicaid expansion

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Substitute bill calls for some who receive Medicaid benefits after 48 months to pay some out of pocket costs or buy private insurance through exchange
LANSING - Republicans who control the Michigan House are working on changes to a Medicaid reform and expansion proposal. A substitute bill being worked on Monday afternoon would no longer have a strict, 48-month time cap on benefits for able-bodied adults -- a provision many considered unlikely to win a waiver from the federal government.
7:17 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Changes proposed to term limits in Michigan

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Holland Republican Joe Haveman's proposed amendment to state Constitution would allow lawmakers to serve 16 years total in House and/or Senate
Term limits will end Rep. Joe Haveman's tenure in the State House next fall. The Holland Republican plans to introduce a bill that would relax those term limits - but it would not apply to him or his colleagues.
7:34 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Series of state programs launched to help veterans

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Lawmakers working on more bills to help veterans living in Michigan
Lansing - Call it the year of the veteran at the State Capitol. Since Gov. Rick Snyder's launch of a new Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency in March, lawmakers have been scrambling to provide benefits and services that some say are overdue, especially with thousands returning to civilian life from fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
7:24 am
Mon June 10, 2013

More ticks may be found this summer

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Ticks can carry Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
SOUTH HAVEN - A warning to the wise: Watch out for ticks this summer.

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