SW Michigan

8:19 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Dingell and Levin Stepping Down Changes Michigan's Clout in Washington

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Republican members of Michigan's delegation, including West Michigan Representative Fred Upton hold key positions in the House
Washington The retirements of Rep. John Dingell the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history and Michigans senior senator, Carl Levin, promise to reshape the states political clout and pose a challenge to the states shrinking congressional delegation.
6:52 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Safety Study Proposed for Piers in St. Joseph

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There have been 10 drownings off the piers in the last 10 years
ST. JOSEPH - Berrien County wants the city of St. Joseph to take part in a committee to study safety along the North and South Piers, including the possibility of adding life rings and passing an ordinance banning jumping from the piers.
6:33 am
Tue February 25, 2014

With Another Cold Snap Forecast, Battle Creek Officials Prepare for More Water Line Problems

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Battle Creek's utilities director says about 110 frozen lines have been fixed with another 20 to 25 remaining
Subzero cold bodes ill for water lines With another round of bonechilling cold that will send temperatures below zero again early Friday and Saturday, city public works officials say they expect more residential water lines to freeze.
6:27 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Raises Approved for Alamo Township Officials With Recall Effort Ongoing

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Pay increases were also approved for the township's treasurer and clerk
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALAMO TOWNSHIP, MI - Alamo Township Supervisor Lout Conti will receive a $5,000 raise when the township's 2014-15 budget goes into effect this spring, a decision made final during a disjointed, somewhat contentious special meeting of the township board Monday evening.
7:39 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

State Senator John Proos Announces Re-Election Bid

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Under new boundaries, Proos will run in district that includes Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph Counties
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ST. JOSEPH, MI -- State Sen. John Proos announced Monday that he will seek re-election. Proos, R-St.Joseph, has represented the 21st State Senate District covering Van Buren, Cass and St. Joseph counties since 2010. Proos also served as the state representative for the 79th district of northern Berrien County for three terms until he reached his term limit in 2010.

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