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3:43 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Bills seek to prevent scrap metal theft

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The legislation would not allow recycling companies to pay people cash for commonly stolen items like copper wire, air conditioners, and catalytic converters. Recycling companies can also choose to hold off on cash payments for three days.
LANSING, MI -- A Michigan House panel on Tuesday approved a long-discussed, much-debated proposal designed to curb metal theft that lawmakers and law enforcement agencies have said is " tearing apart communities." The bipartisan legislation, nearly two years in the making and still a priority for Michigan Gov.
3:48 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Utilities in Michigan could use more renewable energy

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Utilities in the state could use as 30 percent renewable energy sources by 2035.
LANSING - Michigan utilities could achieve renewable energy standards as high as 30 percent by 2035, according to a new report from the state. State regulators are exploring what to do once Michigan utilities meet the current requirement of 10 percent renewable energy by 2015. Gov.
3:18 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Kellogg makes Working Mothers best companies list

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Companies that made the list offer things like insurance for part-time workers, paid maternity leave, telecommuting, and lactation rooms.
BATTLE CREEK, MI -- The residents of Battle Creek have known for many years that a job at Kellogg Co. was usually a good thing to have. Working Mother magazine added to that reputation this week by including the maker of Frosted Flakes, Pringles and Mini-Wheats on its 2013 list of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.
1:47 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

UPDATE: Senate passes animal shelter bill on gas chambers

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The bill now heads to the state House for approval.
LANSING, MI -- A bill working its way through the Michigan Senate would ban the use of gas chambers to euthanize cats or dogs. Sponsoring state Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said that animal control shelters in some Michigan counties use gas when it is necessary to euthanize a dog or cat despite the availability of lethal injection.
3:04 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Bill would outlaw gas chambers in animal shelters

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Republican Senator Rick Jones says gas chambers can take up to 20 minutes to euthanize a cat or dog and is more painful for the animal than lethal injection.
LANSING, MI -- A bill working its way through the Michigan Senate would ban the use of gas chambers to euthanize cats or dogs. Sponsoring state Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said that animal control shelters in some Michigan counties use gas when it is necessary to euthanize a dog or cat despite the availability of lethal injection.

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