SW Michigan

12:19 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Kalamazoo City Manager Says Frozen Pipes Could be a Problem Through May

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Jim Ritsema says reports of frozen pipes in the city are much higher than normal
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo city officials say frozen water lines could persist through May as the city deals with an unusual winter wreaking havoc on the water system. Kalamazoo City Manager Jim Ritsema held a rare Kalamazoo City Hall press conference Friday morning reiterating the city's warning issued Thursday evening telling customers to run water from one faucet at a pencil-sized stream until further notice.
7:12 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Battle Creek Mayor Looks to Moves Forward with Kellogg

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David Walters says he wants to keep jobs in Battle Creek, and says he'll work with Kellogg to bring new jobs to the city
Battle Creek Mayor Dave Walters said both the city's relationship with Kellogg Co. and the commission's presence as a leader are intact as Battle Creek prepares for the company to relocate local jobs to the Grand Rapids area.
9:36 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Kalamazoo City Officials Issue Warning to Residents to Continue Running Water

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Customers with frozen water lines could wait two or three weeks to get service back
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo city officials on Thursday issued a stronger warning about the importance of running a tap constantly until April. The Kalamazoo Water Department has upgraded its previous "water run advisory" to a warning and is also asking customers to run the water at a pencil-sized stream as opposed to the toothpick-sized flow it had previously requested to allow a greater flow, according to a press release.
9:27 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

House Republicans Make Another Push to Reform Michigan's Auto Insurance System

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Democratic opponents were quick to criticize new proposal
LANSING - House Republicans are resurrecting a push to reform Michigan's no-fault auto insurance system after failing to get enough support for sweeping changes proposed last year. The new plan would scrap Michigan's unlimited lifetime benefits for people catastrophically injured in car crashes and replace that benefit with a $10-million cap.
1:35 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Update: Michigan Senate Approves $100-Million for Damaged Roads

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Money will be split between state and local governments
LANSING - Michigan's snow and ice scarred roads got a step closer to a $100 million infusion of cash this morning when the Senate Appropriations committee approved a $361 million supplemental budget bill that includes the cash for roads.

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