SW Michigan

7:38 am
Wed February 19, 2014

State May Pay for Pothole Damage, but Rules are Strict

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Pothole must be on a state trucking line, such as an interstate highway
The Michigan Department of Transportation has a claims process for people suffering from pothole-related car repairs, but there are some strict restrictions, leaving few drivers eligible for payments because of how quickly potholes develop.
7:27 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Kalamazoo Water Customers May Have to Wait 2-3 Weeks to Have Service Restored

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City crews are working to unfreeze lines
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo city crews are battling frozen water pipes all around Kalamazoo County as many residents tough out this stage of winter without water. As of Monday night, 99 water lines were frozen, up from 94 on Monday morning.
6:50 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Benton Harbor Works to Thaw Water Lines

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City Commissioner among the residents currently without water
BENTON HARBOR - Spring can't come fast enough for the Benton Harbor City Commission. Streets narrowed to one lane because of the snow and drivers not able to see oncoming traffic due to tall snowbanks had commissioners talking Tuesday.
6:28 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Michigan Senate Considering $100-million to Repair Roads Damaged by Winter

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Money would come from a $115-million reserve fund set aside for road projects
The state Senate is considering a proposal to inject $100 million immediately into local and state roads to help deal with an especially brutal winter. The Senate Appropriations committee got the road rescue ball rolling Tuesday morning, offering an amendment to a supplemental budget bill that would put $100 million into state, county, township and village road funds.
6:21 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Interim City Manager Named in Battle Creek

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Susan Bedsole's appointment comes as the city looks to fill several vacancies
City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama was absent as commissioners named his interim replacement on Tuesday. None of the commissioners commented as they unanimously voted to approve Tsuchiyama's separation agreement. Along with some residents who spoke during the regular meeting, they voiced their support for Community Services Director Susan Bedsole, appointing her interim city manager.

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