SW Michigan

6:31 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Planned Nuclear Waste Facility Raises Concerns in Great Lakes

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Joint review panel in Canada asking questions about viability
Some materials that would be stored in a proposed underground nuclear waste facility less than a mile from Lake Huron are hundreds of times more radioactive than was told to Canadian government officials considering the site.
6:23 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Winter Damage to Fruit Trees Still Not Known

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More should become apparent in next week or two
It is too soon to tell how well Southwest Michigan's fruit trees and vines survived the brutal winter. "Some did," said Jeff Lemon, who runs Lemon Creek Fruit Farm and Lemon Creek Winery near Berrien Springs with his brother, Tim Lemon.
6:16 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Kalamazoo County Administrator Says $3 Surcharge for 911 Dispatch 'is Dead'

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Peter Battani says recommendation was "Cadillac Plan at a Cadillac Price"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- When cost estimates to consolidate Kalamazoo County's 911 dispatch centers came out last fall, one number became an immediate hang-up. A $3 monthly surcharge on phones and all other electronic devices capable of contacting 911 proposed by a consultant "ain't happening," Kalamazoo County Administrator Peter Battani said recently.
6:11 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Tear Gas Used Near WMU Campus on Saturday

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Kalamazoo Public Safety says it's the first time tear gas has been used to disperse a crowd since 2002
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - When police used tear gas Saturday afternoon to disperse a crowd of roughly 2,000 people gathered near Western Michigan University's campus during the "House Crawl" event, they "did what they needed to do," says a WMU student who witnessed the event.
1:21 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Judge Approves Settlement in Detroit Bankruptcy

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Judge Steven Rhodes parties for public negotiations
Judge Steven Rhodes today approved a settlement between Detroit and two global banks over a disastrous financial bet engineered by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's administration. Rhodes - who had rejected two previous settlements as too generous for UBS and Bank of America - ruled that the city can pay $85 million to eliminate the disastrous pension debt interest-rate transaction known as "swaps."

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