SW Michigan

6:40 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Poll gives Congressman Mike Rogers early advantage in GOP Senate race

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Grand Rapids Congressman Justin Amash and former Secretary of State Terry Lynn Land among others in poll for next year's Senate race
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers is leading the pack among potential Republican candidates to replace U.S. Sen. Carl Levin next year, early polling shows. One of the two polls - a survey released by Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group - showed that Rogers, who lives in Howell, has a strong base of support among mid-Michigan voters and conservative and pro-life voters statewide.
6:30 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Group plans petition drive for proposal to ban "fracking" in Michigan

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Hydraulic fracturing has been used to extract natural gas. Opponents of practice say it damages air and water
SOUTH HAVEN - Men and women of manners avoid dropping the "F-bomb," as the swear word is referred to these days.
6:24 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Holland Township raises payments to economic development agency

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Lakeshore Advantage will continue work to attract new businesses and retain companies.
Holland Township's board of trustees on Thursday unanimously agreed to renew an agreement with Lakeshore Advantage Corporation for business development and increase the payment to $50,000 from $40,000. Township Supervisor Terry Nienhuis said Lakeshore Advantage has done "fantastic work" attracting new business to Holland Township and retaining existing businesses.
6:15 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Galesburg-Augusta School Board members blame themselves for superintendent's dismissal

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Tim Vagts was hired in 2009. Two board members resigned after vote in March not to extend his contract.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
GALESBURG, MI -- Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Superintendent Tim Vagts will be looking for a new job next year, but two G-A school board members say they blame themselves and their fellow trustees for the growing tensions in the school community that led to the decision.
1:54 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Detroit the "most miserable" U.S. city?

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The publishers of the magazine say their article was actually intended as a sarcastic response to a Forbes Magazine story the criticized Detroit.
The March edition of a culture and entertainment publication distributed at Detroit Metro Airport was pulled because the cover appeared to cast Detroit in a bad light, an airport spokesman said. The headline on the cover of the Metropolitan reads, in large letters: Welcome to Detroit. "The Most Miserable City in America."