SW Michigan

7:26 am
Wed March 5, 2014

U.S. House Approves Protections for Sleeping Bear Dunes

Lead in text: 
About 32,500 acres of land and inland water will be treated as wilderness
Washington The U.S. House on Tuesday passed legislation to designate nearly half of Michigans Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as federally protected wilderness, the highest level of conservation provided to federal public lands. The legislation already passed the Senate last year. The bill now heads to President Barack Obamas desk for his signature to become law.
7:23 am
Wed March 5, 2014

State Senate Bill Would Allow Landlords to Ban Medical Marijuana Use on Property

Lead in text: 
Bill now moves to the state House
LANSING - Medical marijuana users may run into another obstacle to using their prescriptions under a bill passed Tuesday in the state Senate. The bill would prohibit medical cannabis users from growing or smoking their weed in rental properties, including apartments and hotels.
6:14 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Western Michigan's Men's Basketball Beats Northern Illinois 61-56

Lead in text: 
The Broncos can clinch at least a share of the Mid-American Conference title with a win Friday at Central Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan had nearly twice as many turnovers in the second half than it did in the first half in Tuesday's game against Northern Illinois and Broncos coach Steve Hawkins seemed okay with it.
8:04 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Kalamazoo County Commissioners Say More Discussion Needed on Purchase of Bronson Park

Lead in text: 
The city of Kalamazoo has leased the park from the county since 1855, but would like to buy it outright
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County commissioners likely will grant an extension to the city of Kalamazoo's lease for Bronson Park, but further discussion is needed before commissioners consider a sale or transfer of the park, they said Tuesday.
6:59 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

State House Approves Supplemental Budget, Changes Made to Senate Plan

Lead in text: 
House bill has more money for roads, but other funding removed
LANSING, MI -- Michigan's Republican-led House on Tuesday approved a supplemental budget bill that would scale back Senate-approved spending but add money for road repairs and infrastructure construction projects. The Senate is unlikely to sign off on the changes, meaning the legislation will head to conference committee, where six lawmakers hand-selected by leadership from each chamber will attempt to iron out differences later this week.

Pages