SW Michigan

7:28 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Audit raises concerns about use of antipsychotic drugs at home for vets

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Home in Grand Rapids hasn't had an on-site psychiatrist since 2011
LANSING - Residents at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans are given antipsychotic drugs at a far higher rate than residents of Michigan nursing homes, yet the home has no staff psychiatrist, according to a state audit released today. The report by Auditor General Thomas McTavish says 40.9% of the home's 509 residents were given antipsychotic drugs.
7:23 am
Thu May 2, 2013

House approves denying welfare for using drugs, truancy

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Republicans say bill provides oversight of taxpayer dollars, Democrats say it targets vulnerable citizens
LANSING - Welfare reform that would deny benefits to people who test positive for drugs or whose child is truant from school passed the state House of Representatives on Wednesday.
6:49 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Peters formally launches campaign for Senate

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Congressman tries to retain Democratic seat held by retiring Carl Levin
Rochester - U.S. Rep. Gary Peters became the first candidate Wednesday to enter the race for the first open U.S. Senate seat in Michigan in two decades, making the announcement at a business his great-great grandfather once established.
6:46 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Berrien County road manager fired after less than five months on job

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Wayne Schoonover had continued working for his previous employer - Ionia County
BENTON TOWNSHIP - Wayne Schoonover has been fired as managing director of the Berrien County Road Commission after less than five months on the job.
6:42 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Former Benton Harbor City Manager hired in Bangor

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Richard Marsh chosen from field of five finalists for job
BANGOR - Former Benton Harbor city manager Richard Marsh is the Bangor City Council's choice to manage the city.

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