SW Michigan

7:22 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Emmett Township Seeks $1.1-Million in Casino Funds to Fix Sewer Line

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The township says a sewer lines that in part serves FireKeepers Casino Hotel is at risk of failure
Emmett Township is seeking nearly $1.1 million in FireKeepers Casino revenue-sharing money for a planned sewer improvement, and that has others in line for casino money worried they may see smaller payments this year.
8:07 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

President Obama Signs Law to Protect Sleeping Bear Dunes

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32,500 acres of land and inland water will be treated as wilderness to ensure natural features are preseved
Washington President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday legislation aimed at preserving Michigans Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Today is a huge win for Sleeping Bear Dunes, our economy and for the citizens of Northern Michigan, said U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Cyrstal Falls, who led the bills passage in the U.S.
7:58 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Criminal Charges Considered Against Former Albion City Manager

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Dan Bishop was fired March fourth
A decision about any criminal charges against the former Albion city manager won't come until at least next week. Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert said Thursday he has begun a review of an investigation into a possible assault by Dan Bishop but has asked the county sheriff department to conduct additional interviews.
7:53 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Gull Lake Schools Pull Tax Request From May 6th Ballot

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Initial results showed millage failed by five votes, but recount showed it passed by three votes
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI --A request for a 0.65-mill tax increase for Gull Lake Community Schools has been pulled from the May 6 ballot, now that school officials have learned that they won a Feb. 25 vote on the issue. "It's off the ballot," Kalamazoo County Clerk Tim Snow said Thursday about the Gull Lake proposal.
12:01 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commissioners Question if Early Retirement Was Too Generous

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Early retirement incentive was used to address recurring budget deficits
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- An offer that enticed more than 200 Kalamazoo city employees to retire with payouts that averaged $40,000, on top of pensions averaging $40,000 a year, has some city commissioners now questioning whether the deal was too sweet.

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