6:34 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Saugatuck Dunes housing approved despite protests

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The Saugatuck Township Zoning Board of Appeals claimed opponents to the housing development will not be “aggrieved” by the building project.
SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP, MI -- An appeal by neighbors and an environmental group to stop a residential development on critical dunes and wetlands was denied by the township Zoning Board of Appeals Thursday. The ZBA found that those appealing did not have standing as being "aggrieved" by development of the land according to state law and legal precedents to bring an appeal.
8:02 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Kalamazoo residents oppose EPA plan for contaminated landfill

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More than a hundred people showed their opposition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan for the Allied Paper Landfill site at a Kalamazoo meeting last night.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Dustin Harback lives steps from the Allied Paper landfill site. His 11-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son go to Parkwood Upjohn Elementary School and his family drives by the landfill daily. Harback said he wanted to join "some people that want to be bold and change the community."
7:53 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Citizens scrutinize safety of Palisade Nuclear Plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Palisades Nuclear Plant in South Haven operated safely in 2012, despite several leaks.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- Over 100 people turned out Tuesday night for a public meeting about the Palisades nuclear plant, some of them voicing concerns and asking questions regarding the condition of the plant's nuclear reactor, storage of nuclear waste and general plant safety.
6:37 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Part-time parking employees to replace contract workers in Kalamazoo

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The Kalamazoo city commission voted last night to let the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety hire three new part-time employees. By not renewing their contract with AMPCO System Parking, Kalamazoo Police Chief Jeff Hadley says the city will save about $200,000.
Commissioners approved in a 6-0 vote the plan that would allow the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety to hire three non-union civilians for the jobs instead of renewing a contract with AMPCO System Parking. Hiring in-house instead of renewing the $316,000 contract would save the city about $200,000, KDPS Chief Jeff Hadley has said.
10:09 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Thousands of power outages across Michigan

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More than 14,000 people statewide and hundreds in the West Michigan area were without power this morning. According to Consumers Energy’s outage map, some residents living near Battle Creek are still without power.
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WEST MICHIGAN -- Hundreds of West Michigan residents are without power this morning after another winter storm whipped through the area Tuesday night. Consumers Energy reports there are 224 customers without power in Allegan County and nearly 200 in Kent County before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27.