SW Michigan

3:44 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Downtown Kalamazoo festival noise debated

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A city task force heard Monday from those in favor of limiting hours for downtown music events and those who oppose the idea.
Siegel said many bands bring their own sound mixers, and those mixers want the sound to be 105 to 110 decibels at the sound board, which sits about 60 feet from the stage. Siegel said it's up to the band to regulate volume, and the only way to regulate volume is through a decibel reading.
Conservatives upset with Snyder
11:04 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Tea party activists say they'll withhold support from Snyder's re-election bid

Governor Snyder - file photo
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Interview with John Lindstrom


Several tea-party activists in Michigan are urging conservatives to sit out Governor Snyder's bid for re-election next year.  Updated with Gongwer News Service Publisher John Lindstrom

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9:03 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Shipping suffers because of lower Great Lakes water levels

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Spring rains have helped but Lakes Michigan and Huron remain below average levels
Aboard the Dorothy Ann, in Lake Erie near Fairport Harbor, Ohio - As Capt. Jeremy R. Mock steered this 711-foot combination of tug and barge toward a harbor berth, a screen of red numbers indicated the decreasing depth of water under the vessel: 6 feet, 3.6 feet, 2 feet.
7:28 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Detroit Emergency Manager says public safety is priority

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Kevyn Orr says tough choices lie ahead to avoid bankruptcy
Emergency manager Kevyn Orr, in his first public hearing since he was appointed to take over the troubled city in March, sought to reassure residents that Detroit will emerge from his tenure streamlined, with less debt and a plan to keep it that way.
6:18 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Battle Creek School Board delays action on budget cuts

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District faces a $2.7-million shortfall for 2013-14
In a 4-1 vote Monday night at Battle Creek Board of Education decided to postpone the approval of budget reductions until June 17. Board Vice President William Burton was the only board member to vote against tabling the budget reductions for now.