SW Michigan

8:16 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Great Lakes Senators Call for Army Corps of Engineers to Stop Spread of Asian Carp

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Letter signed by Levin, Stabenow and others questions what criteria the corps would use to determine that an emergency exists
WASHINGTON - A group of U.S. senators representing Great Lakes states are pushing the Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with plans to stop Asian carp from entering the Lakes.
8:08 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Snyder Urges Citizens to Put Pressure on Lawmakers for Better Roads

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Governor says improving roads is important to economic comeback
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A $329 million spending bill signed last week wasn't meant to fix Michigan's crumbling roadways nor is the amount enough to provide a smooth ride in the years to come. Speaking after keynoting the Governor's Economic Summit, Michigan Gov.
8:03 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Criminal Charges Issued in Connection with Springfield Medical Marijuana Raids

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Prosecutor says businesses were not following the parameters of the state's law allowing use of medical marijuana
Six people now are charged following a raid of three Springfield medical marijuana dispensaries last year. The Calhoun County prosecutor issued the warrants Friday and Michigan State Police have begun to make arrests.
6:40 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Website Problems Delay Medicaid Applications in Michigan

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Department of Community Health plans to contact people who may be eligible for Medicaid
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Department of Community Health is asking tens of thousands of low-income residents to reapply for Medicaid coverage after they tried to sign up through the Affordable Care Act website over the past five months.
6:27 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Approves Lease for Bronson Park

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City officials want to buy the park from the county, and are working on details to acquire it
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The Kalamazoo City Commission unanimously approved a lease Monday that calls for the city to lease Bronson Park from the county for one year. The proposed lease now will go before Kalamazoo County commissioners on Tuesday, March 18.