Battle Creek Enquirer

2:46 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Employment up in West Michigan, down in Calhoun County

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280 jobs were cut in Calhoun County in the second quarter of this year due to an “unexpected decline in its leisure and hospitality sector.”
Calhoun County's total employment dropped by 0.5 percent in the second quarter of this year as the area saw losses in the government and the service-providing industry, according to the new business outlook by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
3:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Emergency plans for schools, day cares not mandatory in Michigan

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Save the Children, a non-government disaster relief organization says schools in Michigan, Iowa, Idaho, and Kansas do not legally have to make emergency plans for natural disasters or school shootings
More than half of the states and the District of Columbia do not require schools or day care centers to meet minimum standards to protect children during major emergencies, according to a new report. Save the Children, a non-governmental disaster relief organization focused on children, found that 17 states don't require evacuation plans in day care centers.
5:14 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Amash to hold Syria discussion Wed. in Battle Creek

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U.S. Representative Justin Amash is against a military strike against Syria and questions the constitutionality of President Obama’s actions.
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, will speak with locals this week to hear their opinions on a possible U.S. military strike against Syria. The congressman said he will host an event at the Main Street Beanery at 113 W. Michigan Avenue in Marshall at 10 a.m.
5:34 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Congress says Michigan 'misusing' food stamp program

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Michigan could see cuts in the program as Congress debates whether citizens are abusing food stamps.
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans relying on food stamps has soared to historic levels, and Michigan has seen a bigger increase than most states. Almost one in five Michigan households -18 percent - received food stamps at some point in 2011, compared with 13 percent nationwide.
4:27 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

March marks Amtrak's best month ever

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The railroad expects more than 31 million passengers to have ridden the train by the end of this fiscal year.
WASHINGTON - Amtrak ridership increased in the first six months of fiscal year 2013, with ridership in March setting a record as the single best month ever in Amtrak's history, the railroad said Tuesday. Ridership grew 0.9 percent from October 2012 to March compared with the same period one year earlier despite disruptions from weather including Superstorm Sandy.

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