SW Michigan

1:43 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Get ready for Comet PANSTARRS

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Kalamazoo Valley Museum Planetarium Coordinator Eric Schreur says a good place to look on March 12th is just to the left of the crescent moon. A pair of binoculars will help.
After spending a few months in the skies of Earth's southern hemisphere, the comet will be visible in the northern hemisphere around dusk, low in the western sky, starting tonight through March 13, according to comet experts. Comet-watchers will need clear skies to see the celestial body, experts say.
1:32 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Kalamazoo digital billboard meetings open to public

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Kalamazoo City officials expect to hold a public hearing in early June to get comments on any proposed changes in billboard rules.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A committee of stakeholders tasked to look at digital billboards in Kalamazoo has started to meet, and has made its meetings open to the public. The Kalamazoo City Commission issued a moratorium on new digital billboards in January, which involves a six-month stop on processing any permits for "internally illuminated off-premises signs" more than 200 square feet.
7:59 am
Fri March 8, 2013

W.K. Kellogg Airport officials make case to save control tower from budget cuts

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Airport doesn't handle commercial flights. But does have corporate flights and serves Western Michigan University's College of Aviation
W.K. Kellogg Airport must make its case to aviation officials about why the airport's control tower should be spared from closure because of broad federal budget cuts. In a letter this week, the Federal Aviation Administration notified the city of Battle Creek, which operates the airport, that it has until March 13 to respond with a rationale for why the tower should remain open.
6:37 am
Fri March 8, 2013

$21-million approved by state Senate for harbor dredging

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Bill now heads to the House, where it's considered likely to pass.
Lansing - State lawmakers on Thursday took first steps to help harbors and marinas suffering from record-low water levels in the Great Lakes. The Michigan Senate approved spending $21 million on emergency dredging of 49 public harbors along the Great Lakes before the summer boating season gets under way.
6:31 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Reform for Michigan's no-fault insurance system introduced in state Senate

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Reform has been proposed to curb insurance costs, some victims oppose limits to personal injury protection benefits
LANSING, MI -- Michigan's unlimited personal injury protection coverage would be capped at $50,000 under legislation introduced in the Senate on Thursday. Michigan is the only state to offer unlimited lifetime medical care for auto-related injuries under its no-fault auto insurance system.

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