Both Sides Blast Renewable Energy Bill

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There’s heated debate over the future of renewable energy policy in Michigan – and it’s not just Democrats versus Republicans.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is criticizing legislation that would put new limits on Michigan’s net metering program. That program allows people with solar panels to sell surplus energy back to the grid.

The state has signed an agreement with Enbridge Energy to ensure that heavy crude oil will not be shipped through a pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. But the agreement does not change anything because Enbridge Line 5 is not built to carry heavy crude.

"BATTLE CREEK, MI -- Fort Custer near Battle Creek appears to be heading the short list to locate a $3 billion missile defense system to safeguard the eastern United States, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton said Thursday." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Berrien County Investigating 4 Jail Employees' Conduct

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"Four employees at the Berrien County Jail are the subject of an internal investigation involving possible improper conduct while off duty, according to a news release from Sheriff L. Paul Bailey."(Kalamazoo Gazette)

Gamrat to Hold Open Hours in Fennville

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"State Rep. Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, is holding office hours in Fennville on Tuesday, Gamrat's first public meeting with constituents since she became embroiled in a sex scandal in early August." (Kalamazoo Gazette)