SW Michigan

12:36 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

16 Dredging Projects Planned for Michigan and Wisconsin

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Congress allocated an additional $46.5-million for dredging the Great Lakes
Everybody knows water flows, but not many people know that the sediment below it does too. That' s why harbors need dredging, or excavating the gradually accumulated material at the bottom of the water and transporting it elsewhere. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District had planned eight dredging projects in Michigan and Wisconsin for 2014 worth $13.2 million.
11:16 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Grassroots Movement Launched to Increase Healthy Behavior in Allegan County

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2014 rankings show 34% of adults in Allegan County are obese
If it takes a village to raise a child, it likely takes a county to raise a healthy child.That's the idea behind Allegan County's Bringing Healthy Back initiative.The county-wide grassroots movement, which has been in development for the past few years, has been actively working to address the issue of childhood obesity and encourage healthier lifestyles among Allegan County residents.
6:27 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit in Battle Creek

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History of African-American pilots part of traveling exhibit
For two weeks, Battle Creek will have a chance to take a closer look at American history. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American U.S. military pilots based in Tuskegee, Ala. Although the Army Air Corps was required to set up the airplane training base, many thought it would be unsuccessful because it was the first time African Americans were allowed to become pilots.
6:13 am
Thu April 10, 2014

No Decision on Senior Citizen Millage for Van Buren County

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Questions whether millage should be at county or township level
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- There was little discussion and no decision Wednesday on whether the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners should ask for a countywide millage. Commissioners met Wednesday morning in the Van Buren County main circuit courtroom and listened to the pros and cons of a millage that would pay for services to senior citizens.
12:16 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Grand Rapids Theater Owner Launches Campaign for Congress

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Bob Goodrich is running in Congressional district represented by Republican Justin Amash
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Local businessman Bob Goodrich has announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Justin Amash for the Third District. Goodrich, the owner and president of Goodrich Quality Theaters, filed a statement of organization with the Federal Elections Commission last week to officially establish his campaign.