SW Michigan

7:43 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Decision on Proposed Portage Gas Station Delayed Again

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Residents have raised concerns about safety and traffic for the site which is near a school
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - For the third time in a month a public hearing on a proposed gas station at the former Centre Street Market on East Centre Avenue was adjourned Thursday. Don Ziemke, the developer for Great Lakes Convenience, told the Portage Planning Commission he needed more time to address concerns raised by city staff.
7:30 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Governor Snyder to Make Another Push for Road Funding

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The road construction industry is also trying to turn up the heat on lawmakers to approve money for road repair
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders administration is using driver frustration with potholes and the prospect of more roadway craters this spring to try to prod lawmakers into dedicating more money toward fixing roads.
6:14 am
Fri March 7, 2014

CVS Pulls Request in Face of Opposition in Saint Joseph

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Residents were concerned about impact on residential neighborhood, environment and wildlife
ST. JOSEPH - In the face of strong community opposition - and a possible no vote by the St. Joseph Planning Commission - developers of a proposed CVS pharmacy on Niles Avenue on Thursday withdrew a request to rezone three adjacent properties.
8:44 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Peters Has New Manager for U.S. Senate Campaign

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Michigan is gaining importance as a key battleground for control of U.S. Senate
With Michigan looming as a now key Senate race, Democratic Rep. Gary Peters, who is locked in a tight battle with Republican Terri Lynn Land, has replaced his campaign manager. Paul Tencher, who ran now-Sen. Joe Donnelly’s winning campaign for the Democrats in Indiana last cycle, will take over as the head of Peters’s campaign operation....
8:34 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Report Finds Failure to Reset Motion Sensors Led to Prisoner Escape

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Michigan Department of Corrections also finds informal prisoner counts were not done on day of Michael Elliot's escape
A review of a quadruple murderer's escape from the Ionia Correctional Facility revealed staff failed to reset motion sensor alarms in the area where Michael Elliot pried open two fences - using a pair of hobby craft scissors and his belt buckle - until about an hour and a half after he escaped.