SW Michigan

12:33 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

General Motors Recalling 1.7-Million Vehicles

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Automaker says no crashes or injuries have been reported in any of the three recalls
General Motors Co. said Monday it is recalling more than 1.7 million vehicles worldwide in three new campaigns as it takes a charge of $300 million to address the costs of repairs for these campaigns and a recent recall linked to 12 deaths and 31 crashes.
7:15 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Battle Creek School Board to Consider Busing Bids at Monday Night Meeting

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District first sought to privatize bus service two years ago
Busing bids and a contract with the bus driver's union, the superintendent's evaluation and administrative shakeups will make for a busy Battle Creek Public Schools school board meeting tonight. The BCPS Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Miller Stone Building, 77 Capital Ave. N.E.
7:12 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Poll Shows Peters Leading Land in Race for U.S. Senate

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Democrat's lead over Republican Terri Lynn Land is within survey's margin of error
A new poll has U.S. Rep Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Hills, leading former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land. If the election were held now, 39.7 percent of the people asked would vote for Peters and 36.7 percent for Land, according to a poll paid for by Lambert, Edwards & Associates and conducted by Denno Research.
6:50 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Harsh Winter's Aftermath May Impact Fruit, Wildlife, Shipping

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Record snowfall and ice cover on Great Lakes will likely mean a cool spring
Michigan winter aftermath: Flooding, wildlife deaths, worse allergies could be next Going forward into spring, this winter will continue to have impacts from flooding to fruit, deer die-offs to stalled shipping, and from bees to your sneeze.
7:49 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Poll Shows Support for Raising Michigan's Minimum Wage

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Group needs 258,000 signatures to put proposal to raise state minimum wage on November ballot
LANSING - A new poll suggests 65% of Michigan voters support a ballot proposal to hike the state's minimum wage from $7.40 to $10.10 an hour. Results of the poll of 600 likely voters, conducted March 9 and Monday, were released to the Free Press by Lambert, Edwards & Associates, which conducted the poll along with Denno Research.