Emergency Manager Law
7:15 am
Thu July 17, 2014

WSW: Could Michigan Improve Its Emergency Manager Law?

Benton Harbor is one of 17 communities in Michigan at some point in the Emergency Manager process
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WestSouthwest with Chastity Pratt-Dawsey


Bridge Magazine finds that Michigan's Emergency Managers Law is one of the most aggressive of its kind in the nation. 

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Unemployment Rate
6:32 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Michigan's Unemployment Rate Unchanged in June

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Michigan's unemployment rate was unchanged in June. A news release from the Department of Management, Technology and Budget said the seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained at 7.5%. 

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12:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

State Targets Sites With Underground Tank Leaks

The site of the former Harvard Industries in Albion.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A report on DEQ tank triage and a former foundry site in Albion

Underground tanks get special attention in state and federal environmental law.

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Arts & More
8:34 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

"Zombie Prom" Brings Healing To High School Heartbreak

Actors in the Marshall Civic Players production of "Zombie Prom" practice their dance moves. The show opens July 17.
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Of all the high school rites of passage, none is more symbolic than finding a date for the prom. It's an event that is frozen in time, one night where you get to dress up, dance the night away - and take out the date of your dreams. But when your date night plans don't work out - alternative measures might have to come in to play.

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Local Music
7:59 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Ex Pats Put Out New Album, Consider Moving Back To Michigan

Credit courtesy of Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats

A short story on Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats' new album. Scroll down for the full interview with Steve Leaf.

Now living in Chicago, Michigan band Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats is coming to Bell’s Brewery Friday night. They’ll debut their new album Three Circles & A Speaker. 

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