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7:57 am
Mon April 15, 2013

WMU sports: Weekend recap

Western Michigan's baseball and softball teams both lost on Sunday. 

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6:42 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Battles expected over dune developments in Michigan

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The state has 50 applicants for developments in dune areas. Michigan has 80,000 acres of publicly held dune areas
When Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation in August easing restrictions on development in critical sand dune areas, it set the stage for battles across the state between private property owners and conservation groups. Today, the first major dunes fight will be joined in Muskegon County's White River Township.
6:14 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Richland Village Council President considers resigning

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Jeff Heppler also serves on the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners. He says pursuing a state highway safety grant would present a conflict of interest
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Village officials, anticipating a large turnout, have moved Monday's 7 p.m. council meeting from the village hall to Gull Lake High School. In addition to Heppler's future status, the council will also take up plans for road work on East D Avenue that may include installing sewer lines.
8:43 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

At least half of Benton Harbor High School staff to be replaced over next year

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Changes are part of "turnaround plan" approved by state
BENTON HARBOR - The Benton Harbor Area Schools district will replace between 40 and 50 members of its high school faculty and staff before the next school year as part of the district's turnaround plan for the struggling school.
8:35 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Environmentalists fear repeat of Kalamazoo River oil spill

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Enbridge behind one of the projects in the Great Lakes that has raised concerns
Two oil projects in the works could significantly increase the amount of heavy crude oil moving on -- and near -- the Great Lakes, causing alarm among environmentalists because they involve the same heavy oil that was behind a $1-billion oil spill on the Kalamazoo River in 2010 that remains an ecological disaster.