SW Michigan

11:39 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Legislature to Allocate $115-Million for Road Repairs

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Democrats have criticized process saying the bulk ends up in Republican districts
Whittling down a list of hundreds of road projects proposed by individual lawmakers into a list of $115 million worth of road work is one of the first things the state Legislature will tackle after returning from a three-week spring break this week.
10:27 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission to Discuss Poverty Reduction Proposals Monday Night

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One report estimates that 46% of the city's children live in poverty
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will talk about poverty in the city at a work session tonight. Commissioners in January outlined five priorities for the city for 2014 and 2015, including that the city commission will take an advocacy role in working toward reducing poverty.
7:08 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Snyder Wants to Double Recycling in Michigan

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State officials say plan could also create nearly 13,000 jobs
Gov. Rick Snyders administration is rolling out a statewide recycling plan today to boost Michigans recycling efforts that lag well behind most of its Midwestern neighbors.
6:14 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Safety Says Event Grew, Fights Broke Out Before Tear Gas Was Used

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One arrest, no injuries reported
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The initial gathering of people near Western Michigan University's campus for what is known as "House Crawl" was peaceful early on Saturday, but as the crowd grew to an estimated 2,000 people, fights began breaking out, police say. Tear gas was used shortly after 5 p.m.
6:37 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

ACLU Plans Lawsuit to Seek Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan Last Month

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Hundreds of couples were married in four Michigan counties March 22nd
LANSING, MI -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is expected to sue the state in an attempt to win recognition and benefits for some 300 same-sex couples issued marriage certificates last month. The ACLU is scheduled to announce a lawsuit Monday afternoon at its headquarters in Detroit, according to an advisory.

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