SW Michigan

6:15 am
Wed March 20, 2013

United Way of Kalamazoo and Battle Creek region surpasses fundraising goal

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Leaders say totals show generosity of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo region.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BATTLE CREEK, MI - The United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region has reached its 2013 fund-raising goals. Annual campaigns to raise money to support the umbrella organization for community advocacy gleaned more than $15.7 million, exceeding the goal for the combined Kalamazoo and Battle Creek communities of $15.35 million.
6:09 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Federal regulators say brittle metal could cut short Palisades' lifespan

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But Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials say plant near South Haven is operating safely.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds webinar to explain what's happening to reactor vessel and what can be done about it, emphasizes the facility is safe
4:07 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Road budget doesn't increase, to Snyder's dismay

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A Michigan House committee passed the state transportation budget without the extra $1.2 billion Governor Rick Snyder has been pushing for to make road repairs and improvements.
Lansing - A House committee on Tuesday passed a $3.4 billion transportation budget that is $1.2 billion less than Gov. Rick Snyder wanted to fix the state's roadways. The House Appropriations transportation subcommittee's bill does not include the $1.2 billion in new revenue Snyder is seeking because the Legislature has so far been unable to agree on whose tax bills should increase to pay for road repairs.
SW Michigan
4:01 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Michigan tribe allows same-sex couple to marry

The marriage of Odawa tribesman Tim LaCroix to his spouse Gene Barfield on Friday marked the first legal same-sex marriage in Michigan. As Interlochen Public Radio reports the Odawa tribe is one of only three tribes to legalize gay marriage in the country.

Michigan economy
12:17 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

How much and how quickly is Michigan's economy improving?

Southwest Michigan First Innovation Center- file photo
Credit WMUK

Michigan's economy is adding jobs. But the pace and strength of that recovery is a source of debate. 

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