SW Michigan

7:18 am
Wed March 6, 2013

State Senate not likely to meet deadline to put sales tax proposal on ballot

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Governor Snyder has called for an additional $1.2-billion for roads. Sales tax increase would have to be approved by voters.
Lansing - Rising conservative opposition to raising taxes to pay for road repairs means Senate Republicans are unlikely to meet a Thursday deadline for placing a sales tax proposal on the May 7 statewide ballot.
6:32 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Legal settlement could put emergency call boxes at South Haven beaches

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South Haven City Council has authorized city attorney to work out final details between the city and family of man who drowned in 2009.
SOUTH HAVEN - A proposed legal settlement calls for the city to install 911 automatic call boxes at two Lake Michigan beaches and for its insurer to pay the family of a Chicago-area man who drowned Aug. 1, 2009, at South Beach after saving five family members from rough waters.
6:27 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Battle Creek Commissioners give initial approval to new ward map

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A final vote on the new map could be held March 19th.
In a decision that one member said felt like government operating in secret, the Battle Creek City Commission gave its initial approval to updated boundaries of the city's five political wards. The map voted on Tuesday didn't include two minor changes proposed by Commissioner Andy Helmboldt meant to make wards better align with neighborhood boundaries.
6:20 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Men's basketball: Western Michigan loses to Ball State, still clinches MAC West title

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Broncos lose 89-85, but clinch division thanks to Central Michigan's win over Eastern Michigan.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - It was the most obvious question of the postgame press conference Tuesday night at University Arena, but one that had to be asked.
6:15 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Gun control discussed at Van Buren County forum

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School security, emergency preparedness also discussed by education and law enforcement officials
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- Although the opinions presented at a community forum on gun control widely varied Tuesday night, there seemed to be consensus in one area -- the issue is not going away any time soon The forum, which was sponsored by the South Haven Diversity Coalition and held on the campus of the Lake Michigan College South Haven campus, drew more than 70 people.

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