SW Michigan

6:54 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Kalamazoo Mayor in Washington D.C. Wednesday discussing Allied Paper Landfill

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Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell, others, calling for removal of all contamination from site
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Hopewell and former Kalamazoo Public Services Director Bruce Merchant are spending Wednesday meeting with Congressman Fred Upton and Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin. Upton, Stabenow and Levin in a May 10 letter to the U.S.
6:47 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Lawsuit filed over dunes development in Saugatuck Township

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Group wants township zoning board to hear its appeal of planning commission ruling that allows 25 home development
Saugatuck Township is facing another lawsuit over a proposed development in duneland north of the Kalamazoo River.
SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Pensions erode Michigan school funding

School busses in Three Rivers
Credit WMUK

A new report says Michigan's public schools have less to spend educating students because of rising teacher retirement costs. The Citizens Research Council says retirement now eats up nearly 15 percent of the money districts get per-student. That's up from only about nine percent in 2004.

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1:59 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Michigan abortion opponents circulate petitions

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If approved, the proposed law would not allow women to get abortion riders on their insurance policies after they become pregnant.
LANSING - Abortion opponents will embark on a petition drive to ensure that Michigan residents have to buy an optional rider on their health insurance to cover abortions. And unlike most petition drives, if they get at least 258,088 valid signatures, and the Legislature approves the issue, it will become law without a signature from Gov.
7:39 am
Wed May 22, 2013

House Committee hears testimony on Freedom of Information Act reforms

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Bills would limit how much governments could charge for copies of public records
LANSING - Reforms to the Freedom of Information Act laws would, in theory, make it easier and cheaper for citizens to access public records. That's good news for media outlets and ordinary citizens alike who are investigating the departments that provide local and state services.

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