SW Michigan

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.
9:47 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Lakeview School District Hires Racial Equity Consultant

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Contract Calls for Pace 4 Change to work throughout summer
Lakeview School District on Tuesday hired an outside group to help its staff and students more equitably operate in the district's increasingly diverse classrooms. The Lakeview Board of Education voted 6-0 Tuesday, with board Treasurer Jeff Andert absent, to approve a $30,590 contract with the firm Pace 4 Change.
7:51 am
Wed February 19, 2014

People Advised to Stay Off Lake Michigan Ice

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Concern over people walking on ice led to closure of Oval Beach in Saugatuck this season
Warm weather and sunshine are the key ingredients for a walk on the beach, even if you add ice in the middle of February. But a walk on the frozen waters of Lake Michigan can quickly lead to trouble."The ice is unsafe," said Sgt. Cal Keuning, of the Ottawa County Dive Team.
7:38 am
Wed February 19, 2014

State May Pay for Pothole Damage, but Rules are Strict

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Pothole must be on a state trucking line, such as an interstate highway
The Michigan Department of Transportation has a claims process for people suffering from pothole-related car repairs, but there are some strict restrictions, leaving few drivers eligible for payments because of how quickly potholes develop.
7:27 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Kalamazoo Water Customers May Have to Wait 2-3 Weeks to Have Service Restored

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City crews are working to unfreeze lines
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo city crews are battling frozen water pipes all around Kalamazoo County as many residents tough out this stage of winter without water. As of Monday night, 99 water lines were frozen, up from 94 on Monday morning.

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