SW Michigan

3:49 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Study raises concerns about Ottawa County groundwater

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Study by Michigan State University Water Resource Institute show aquifer that is major source of Ottawa County groundwater is drying up
"We do know we have a problem, and we do know that it is critical in some areas and less in others," County Planner Mark Knudsen said. "We do know that we are removing more water than is being replenished."
Southwest Michigan economy
10:00 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Upjohn Institute report predicts modest job growth in Southwest Michigan over two years

Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Credit WMUK

A new report predicts improved private-sector employment growth in West Michigan for 2013 and 2014. 

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9:33 am
Fri March 15, 2013

KPS Superintendent Rice calls for state to "substantially" increase investment in children

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Rice says he wants people to see spending on education and support services as a moral issue to ensure all children have an equal opportunity in life.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice says that Michigan needs to spend "substantially" more on K-12 education and other services that support low-income children and other youngsters with special needs. "I'm calling for a substantially larger investment in children," Rice said in a presentation to his board Thursday on educational funding.
6:30 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Michigan Senate committee approves Great Lakes dredging for grant money

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Lawmakers want to change policy which has kept grant funding from Natural Resources Trust Fund from being used for dredging.
LANSING -- Great Lakes dredging would become a suitable project for the state Natural Resources Trust Fund to consider when passing out annual grants, according to legislation passed Thursday by the state Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee.
6:12 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Men's basketball: Western Michigan advances to MAC tournament semi-finals

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Broncos defeat Eastern Michigan 70-55, will play Ohio Friday night in Cleveland
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Going back to last season, each of the Western Michigan University basketball team's last four games against Eastern Michigan were tight grinders and the Eagles won three of them. Broncos coach Steve Hawkins knew he had to try to shake things up a bit when the in-state rivals met in the Mid-American Conference Tournament quarterfinals Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

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