SW Michigan

10:43 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Protest over Allied Paper landfill being held Wednesday

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City has agreed to spend $200,000 for lobbying. Congressman Fred Upton and Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow have asked EPA to make sure PCBs are removed
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
lKALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo City Commissioner Don Cooney and Kalamazoo Public Services Director Bruce Merchant on Monday discussed the latest developments in city's fight with the EPA over the Allied Paper landfill site. The Allied site sits in the city's Edison neighborhood and has been in the news since March, when the U.S.
6:53 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Portage City Council approves agreement on closing District Court

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District Court was closed after the retirement of Judge Carol Husum
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - With no discussion, the Portage City Council has voted for a financial agreement with Kalamazoo County over the closing of the Shaver Road district court. The agreement calls for Kalamazoo County paying Portage $70,000 a year for 10 years to cover Portage's costs by the court closing.
8:31 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Nothing official yet, but Schauer moving closer to campaign for governor

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Several other potential Democratic candidates have said they won't run and have thrown their support to the former Congressman and state lawmaker from Battle Creek
Mark Schauer, 51, is in the final stages of preparing for a race for governor. He won't say definitively yet that he's in, but in an interview with the Free Press Tuesday, he said: 'I'm strongly leaning toward putting a campaign together and getting going. The desire is there.'
8:25 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Former WMU defensive end Freddie Bishop signs with Detroit Lions

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Bishop joins former Bronco quarterback Alex Carder trying to make Lions' roster
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Freddie Bishop did not have any clever sayings or jaw-dropping statistics while playing defensive end position for four years at Western Michigan University, but he was a model of hard work and consistency for the Broncos.
8:20 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Snyder says state should be cautious with surplus funds

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Total revenues will still be slightly lower in 2012-13 than they were in 2011-12
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday the state should be cautious in allocating hundreds of millions of dollars in unanticipated revenue the Legislature's two fiscal agencies are projecting for the 2012-13 fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. "We need to be fiscally responsible about it," Snyder said at the Capitol.

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