SW Michigan

9:08 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Longest Serving Member of U.S. House, Michigan Democrat John Dingell Won't Seek Re-election

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Dingell first came to Congress after he won a special election in 1955. This is his 29th full term in the U.S. House
John Dingell, longest serving U.S. representative, to retire The Dearborn Democrat who replaced his father in the House some 58 years ago and became one of the most powerful members of Congress ever, will step down after this year, capping a career unmatched.
7:26 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Highly-anticipated court case on same-sex marriage begins Tuesday

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The trial is expected to last eight days
Kids. Parenting. Religion. A federal judge will confront all three issues Tuesday as Michigan's highly anticipated trial on same-sex marriage gets under way - though the focus is expected to be more on parenting than gay rights.
6:12 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Western Michigan Women's Basketball wins at Toledo 60-59

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The Broncos host Ball State on Wednesday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Western Michigan junior Marquisha Harris scored a team-high 20 points and was the game-changer down the stretch as WMU defeated Toledo on the road Sunday, 60-59. It was WMU's first road win at Toledo since 2008 and with a 78-72 victory in Kalamazoo also this season, the Broncos (11-14, 7-7 MAC) posted their first sweep of the Rockets since 2006.
6:50 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Polar Plunge Raises $38,000 in Kalamazoo

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Polar Plunge raised $14,000 last year for Special Olympics
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Temperatures in the low 30s may not be considered great swimming weather, but that didn't stop nearly 200 Polar Plunge participants from taking a soak Saturday. Plungers were required to raise at least $75 to participate with all event proceeds going to year-round sports training and athletic competition for 19,613 Special Olympics Michigan athletes.
6:44 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

State Funds for Detroit Artwork Likely to Include Strings

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Governor Rick Snyder has said funding for Detroit Institute of Arts collection would be part of overall settlement
One of the key elements of the proposed plan of adjustment to resolve the Detroit bankruptcy, made public Friday, is the so-called grand bargain designed to protect Detroit pensioners and the artwork of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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