SW Michigan

2:57 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Local Officials Prepare for Crumbling Roads After Long Winter

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Money spent for fixing roads after a long winter, may mean less is available for warm-weather projects
BENTON TOWNSHIP - Road agencies and street departments are looking forward to the end of a hard winter, which has tested workers, broken equipment and stretched budgets.
2:27 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Longest Serving U.S. House Member, Dingell, Expected to Announce Election Year Plans Soon

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87 year old John Dingell broke the record last year as longest-serving U.S. House member in history
When local Democratic leaders huddled Thursday night at a Downriver UAW hall, they prepared for what has been the norm for more than a half century: supporting John Dingells run for Congress. Dingell has been the voice for southeast Michigan in Washington since his congressman father died in 1955; the Dearborn Democrat hasnt lost any of his 29 re-elections since.
2:17 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Campaign Finance Records Show Republicans Raising More Money From Fewer Donors

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Most money raised GOP candidates for state House and Senate came from nine members of the DeVos family
When Democrats in the state House of Representatives and Senate began the journey to raise money for the 2014 elections, they cast a wide net to attract the dollars needed for upcoming campaigns. Armed with increased campaign finance contribution limits, the Republicans went to a much smaller pool of donors and raised much more money.
12:35 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Officials Hope New Health Clinic in Battle Creek Can be Model for Other Communities

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The clinic will offer treatment for high blood pressure, diabetes, influenza and colds
A new health clinic in Battle Creek could set the standard for more to follow. What's being called Michigan's first clinic that serves employees of both a private company and local governments will begin taking appointments Wednesday. The CareHere Health and Wellness Center is located at the Battle Creek Department of Public Works.
2:13 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Sixty Percent of Michiganders Support Raising Minimum Wage

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Labor and civil rights groups are gathering signatures to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour.
LANSING, MI -- Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land lead their likely general election opponents in a new statewide poll, but a minimum wage hike proposal supported by top Democrats also fared well.

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