SW Michigan

6:22 am
Wed February 5, 2014

President Obama to sign farm bill at Michigan State on Friday

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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow leads the Senate Agriculture Committee and guided bill to passage
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is expected to sign the farm bill - a massive piece of legislation given final passage today in the U.S. Senate - while visiting East Lansing on Friday. A source with knowledge of the event told the Free Press that Obama will sign the bill.
8:32 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Kalamazoo County Commissioners approve changes to retiree benefits

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Health care premium percentage paid by retirees will go up to 20% in 2016. The savings will be placed in a trust fund
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - It took a significant amount of discussion to reach this point, but the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners took steps Tuesday night to help ensure its legacy costs remain in check.
7:28 am
Tue February 4, 2014

State to consider loan for Benton Harbor Tuesday

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Benton Harbor City Commission twice voted against loan request. But the decision rests with the state
BENTON HARBOR - To loan or not to loan $2.3 million to Benton Harbor?
6:27 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Marshall public school to consider reorganizing elementary schools

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Superintendent to ask for approval next month to implement change for next school year
MARSHALL - Marshall Public Schools trustees could be asked as early as March to reorganize the district's elementaries by grade level as administrators spend this month trying to sell the plan to a still-hesitant public.
6:21 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Protesters in Kalamazoo oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

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State Representative Aric Nesbitt says project should move forward after report from the State Department
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than 40 protestors marched through downtown Kalamazoo on Monday night holding signs and candles hoping to raise awareness about the U.S. State Department's declaration that a proposed Keystone XL pipeline wouldn't have any impact on climate change.

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