SW Michigan

4:48 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Flood Watch for Cass, Berrien, St. Joseph Counties Thursday

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Due to melting snow, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for these counties.
The combination of rising temperatures, rainfall and a deeply frozen ground may lead to flooding in Southwest Michigan Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph Counties for Thursday. NWS is predicting between a half inch and an inch of rainfall.
4:37 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

State to End Exclusive Contract with Education Achievement Authority

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The achievement authority, founded three years ago, oversees failing schools in the state that don’t seem to be improving.
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan has notified the Education Achievement Authority - the controversial system for the worst-performing schools in the state - that he will terminate an exclusive contract the authority has with the Michigan Department of Education. The termination will be effective Feb. 18, 2015.
1:10 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Start Date for Medicaid Expansion in Michigan Still Unclear

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Community Health Director says sign up won't start until program and technology are in place
Michigan stands alone in that its legislature decided late last year to expand Medicaid, but delayed the start until spring.
12:40 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Criticism Continues Over Kellogg Decisions

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Company announced last week that some jobs would move from Battle to new facility in Grand Rapids
Past Kellogg Co. executives have spoken out about the company's deep roots in its hometown and calling for renewed corporate citizenship after scathing criticisms from some community leaders over its decision to relocate some Battle Creek jobs to Grand Rapids.
10:30 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Michigan Officials Say Heavy Snow and Ice May Result in Fish "Winterkills"

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Winterkill occurs during long, harsh winters, particularly in shallow lakes
This years severe winter has been tough on those living in Michigan, but it will most likely be even tougher on fish and wildlife. The Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone that after the heavy ice and snow melts on Michigan lakes this winter, it may be common to discover groups of dead fish and other aquatic creatures.

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