SW Michigan

8:49 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Former Secretary of State Terry Lynn Land plans run for U.S. Senate

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Michigan Republican Party Chairman expects two or three candidates in next year's primary. Congressman Gary Peters is only Democrat in race
Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land will run for the Republican nomination to replace Democrat Carl Levin in the U.S. Senate. Land is the first Republican to announce a bid for the seat. U.S. Rep Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, U.S. Rep Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, have both said they are considering to run, but have not commented further.
7:24 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Lawmakers seek to lower blood-alcohol limit for boaters

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Change would bring limit for boaters in line with limit for people driving automobiles
Detroit - Summer recreation season is under way, and state lawmakers want to close a loophole that's allowed Michigan to remain one of three states with higher drunken-driving limits for boats than cars. House lawmakers want to lower the limits for boats, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles to 0.08 from 0.10 to match the ones for autos.
7:19 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Michigan's John Dingell will become longest-serving member of Congress this week

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Dingell will surpass the late Robert Byrd on Friday as longest-serving member of Congress ever
He might have been on K Street, pulling down a huge salary lobbying folks he used to work with in Congress.
6:28 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Battle Creek works to crack down on sales of stolen merchandise

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City Commissioners could vote on changes this month
On the main counter at Fast Cash Asset Exchange, placed in front of a wall full of Princess Diana memorabilia and Coca-Cola collectibles, are a small camera and a fingerprint machine hooked up to a computer.
6:19 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Special Portage School Board meeting Monday to discuss Superintendent search

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Board looking for new district leader after sole finalist withdrew in April
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Portage Public Schools Board of Education will have a special meeting Monday, June 3, to talk about its search for a new superintendent. The meeting, which will include recommendations from the board's search consultant, Jim Morse, will begin at 5:30 p.m., just before the board's regularly scheduled workshop meeting at 6:30 p.m.