SW Michigan

7:21 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Problems discovered at Palisades during refueling shutdown

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Flaws were discovered during inspections, but Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there's no evidence of a leak before planned shutdown on January 19th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - During Palisades Nuclear Power Plant's shutdown for refueling and maintenance, flaws were found in more than a dozen of the control rod drive mechanism housings, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported Jan. 30. The Covert Township nuclear power plant was removed from service Jan. 19.
12:51 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Calhoun County schools consider plans for making up lost school days

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The options include cancelling mid-winter break in February, tacking on days to the end of the school year and adding hours to the school day.
With weeks of winter left, this season's harsh cold has already forced many schools to use up their allowed number of snow days and sent administrators looking for ways to make up lost time.
Campaign finance
12:40 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Totten reports "record-setting" fundraising for Attorney General

Mark Totten
Credit Campaign website

Kalamazoo School Board member Mark Totten says his campaign for Attorney General raised over $170,000 in 2013. 

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11:53 am
Thu January 30, 2014

ConAgra to close energy bar plant in Grand Rapids area

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The food processing company plans to wind down operations in several stages through winter of next year.
Global food manufacturer ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to shutter its operation at 4490 44th Street SE in Kentwood and layoff 260 people, according to a statement the company provided to MiBiz.
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11:28 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Kalamazoo backyard bird count includes some rare sightings

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The count recorded increases in tree sparrows, dark-eyed juncos and other species of birds.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - In amongst the murder of crows, the gaggle of geese and the murmuration of starlings that bird watchers spotted at the Kalamazoo Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count, a few treasures were spotted. Two bald eagles. A peregrine falcon. Even a grebe, never recorded on this count before, said Audubon member Russ Schipper.

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