SW Michigan

6:17 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Kids Count Report Finds Michigan in Bottom Half of Nation for Child Well Being

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Michigan was 32nd overall in 2014 report, down one spot from 2013
LANSING -- Michigan is improving slightly for major factors in child well-being, but still lags far behind the majority of states, according to the 25th annual "Kids Count" report. The report, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, revealed that while preschool attendance rates, teen birth rates and child poverty all improved from last year's report, the state remains mired behind its neighbors.
6:08 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Former Vicksburg Village Manager Faces Embezzlement Charges

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Matt Crawford resigned last year after 12 years on the job
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Matt Crawford's alleged scheme, which spanned more than three years, began in 2009 when he purchased a new vehicle for the village and, during the transaction, traded in a personal vehicle and rolled $4,000 he owed on the car into the purchase,
SW Michigan
5:19 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

WMU Solar Car Ties for 3rd in Formula Sun, Races On

Western Michigan University's Sunseeker solar car.
Credit Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University’s Sunseeker solar car tied for third place in the Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin, Texas last weekend. And the engineering students on the Sunseeker team aren’t done yet.

Starting July 21 they'll race the car against other college teams in the American Solar Challenge. That takes the Sunseeker on a more than 1700-mile course to Minneapolis.

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4:28 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Detroit to Stop Water Shutoffs for 15 Days

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The city says the decision is not a concession to those who oppose the shutoffs.
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is suspending water shut-offs for 15 days starting Monday. The department is facing criticism worldwide for mass shutoffs that have turned off water to 15,200 customers since March, but department spokesman Bill Johnson said the move is not a concession in the high-profile political fight.
7:48 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Homeless in Battle Creek Find Encampments to Survive

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Some avoid shelters because of zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol
Hidden in the trees along streets and embankments throughout the city are camps of people with no place to go.