Benton Harbor

7:08 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Suspended Benton Harbor Safety Chief Demands Reinstatement

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Roger Lange was suspended because he had not passed Fire Fighter examinations
BENTON HARBOR - Suspended Benton Harbor Director of Public Safety Roger Lange passed the practical examination Saturday to be certified as a firefighter and wants his job back.
4:16 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Benton Harbor to Return to Local Control

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Benton Harbor’s financial emergency has ended according to emergency manager Tony Saunders.
LANSING, MI -- Benton Harbor's long financial emergency is finally over. That's according to Emergency Manager Tony Saunders II, who issued what he expects to be his final order on Friday. Saunders notified Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder of the pending action on Thursday and recommended state appointment of a transition advisory board to oversee the return to local control.
6:46 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Benton Harbor Could Return to Local Control Soon

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An Emergency Financial Manager for Benton Harbor was appointed in 2010
BENTON HARBOR - Between now and next week, Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to announce the members of the Benton Harbor Transition Advisory Board, Mayor James Hightower announced.
6:50 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Benton Harbor Works to Thaw Water Lines

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City Commissioner among the residents currently without water
BENTON HARBOR - Spring can't come fast enough for the Benton Harbor City Commission. Streets narrowed to one lane because of the snow and drivers not able to see oncoming traffic due to tall snowbanks had commissioners talking Tuesday.
12:59 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Judge Says Lawsuit Challenging Michigan's Emergency Manager Law Can Move Forward

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Detroit and Benton Harbor are among the five Michigan cities under control of an emergency manager
Detroit A federal judge has reopened a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Michigans emergency manager law, an attorney for plaintiffs in the case said Friday. John Philo, legal director for the Sugar Law Center, said U.S. District Court Judge George Caram Steeh ruled on Thursday that the suit may proceed.