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Pipeline Safety
8:19 am
Thu July 17, 2014

WSW: Environmental Groups Want Federal Study of Pipeline Safety

One of the largest oil spills in history happened on the Kalamazoo River in 2010 - file photo
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WestSouthwest with Jennifer McKay

When a pipeline ruptured near Marshall in 2010 it spilled hundreds of thousand of gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. 

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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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WMUK News
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.
Credit Erin Williams / WMUK

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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