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9:19 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Michigan Lawmakers Approve $215-Million for Road Repair, Construction

Lead in text: 
Money will be split between road agencies hit hard by winter and road construction projects around state
LANSING, MI -- A compromise supplemental spending plan advancing through the Michigan Legislature includes $100 million to help state and local road agencies fill potholes this spring and another $115 million for infrastructure construction projects. The deal, finalized late Tuesday after negotiations between the House, Senate and governor's office, was approved around noon Wednesday by a six-member conference committee.
6:40 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Kalamazoo Nears Record for Frozen Pipes

Lead in text: 
Customers with frozen pipes have a two week wait to get service restored
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Reports of frozen water lines in the Kalamazoo area rival those recorded in 1978, the worst winter for frozen pipes in Kalamazoo. City crews have logged 258 addresses with frozen services and meters since January, said Sue Foune, managing director of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Services.
12:25 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Vicksburg Water Customers Urge to Keep Water Running

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Kalamazoo and Portage have also asked water customers to keep a stream of water going to prevent pipes from freezing
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - Vicksburg Acting Village Manager Ken Schippers has been knocking on wood a lot lately. Thanks to the cooperation of the village residents and some luck, the steady stream of frozen water pipes has stopped - for now.
9:52 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Snow causes roof collapse of old paper mill in Otsego, may reduce demolition costs

Lead in text: 
Allegan County owns the property and is trying to find a buyer for the old mill site
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
OTSEGO, MI -- An outbuilding at the beleaguered former site of the Rock Tenn paper mill on Helen Avenue has collapsed under the weight of accumulated snow, but no one's complaining. "It may actually reduce the demolition cost for that particular building," said Dan Wedge, executive director of services for Allegan County.
7:10 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Michigan House Committee Adds Money for Roads, Strips Other Spending

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Proposed House supplemental budget adds $115-million for road maintenance over Senate proposal
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday added road money to a Senate supplemental bill but stripped out several other priority spending provisions, setting up a legislative showdown likely to play out over the course of the next two weeks.

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