SW Michigan

1:10 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Start Date for Medicaid Expansion in Michigan Still Unclear

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Community Health Director says sign up won't start until program and technology are in place
Michigan stands alone in that its legislature decided late last year to expand Medicaid, but delayed the start until spring.
12:40 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Criticism Continues Over Kellogg Decisions

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Company announced last week that some jobs would move from Battle to new facility in Grand Rapids
Past Kellogg Co. executives have spoken out about the company's deep roots in its hometown and calling for renewed corporate citizenship after scathing criticisms from some community leaders over its decision to relocate some Battle Creek jobs to Grand Rapids.
10:30 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Michigan Officials Say Heavy Snow and Ice May Result in Fish "Winterkills"

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Winterkill occurs during long, harsh winters, particularly in shallow lakes
This years severe winter has been tough on those living in Michigan, but it will most likely be even tougher on fish and wildlife. The Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone that after the heavy ice and snow melts on Michigan lakes this winter, it may be common to discover groups of dead fish and other aquatic creatures.
9:47 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Lakeview School District Hires Racial Equity Consultant

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Contract Calls for Pace 4 Change to work throughout summer
Lakeview School District on Tuesday hired an outside group to help its staff and students more equitably operate in the district's increasingly diverse classrooms. The Lakeview Board of Education voted 6-0 Tuesday, with board Treasurer Jeff Andert absent, to approve a $30,590 contract with the firm Pace 4 Change.
7:51 am
Wed February 19, 2014

People Advised to Stay Off Lake Michigan Ice

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Concern over people walking on ice led to closure of Oval Beach in Saugatuck this season
Warm weather and sunshine are the key ingredients for a walk on the beach, even if you add ice in the middle of February. But a walk on the frozen waters of Lake Michigan can quickly lead to trouble."The ice is unsafe," said Sgt. Cal Keuning, of the Ottawa County Dive Team.

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