SW Michigan

6:45 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Legislation Seeks to Limit Lawsuits Over Wind Turbines

State is trying to reach a standard of getting 10% of its power from renewable sources by the end of next year
They are the epitome of a "not in my backyard" item: massive wind turbines whose blades can reach more than 300 feet into the sky. People want the clean energy they produce, but not the sight of them on their horizon or, for those closer by, the humming they generate.
6:37 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Manufacturers' Struggle to Find Talent Doesn't Result in More Pay

Cost of employee turnover also a factor
All indications point to West Michigan manufacturers continuing to struggle in the coming year to find qualified talent. Although many companies have developed innovative training programs and established relationships with community colleges, they still have trouble finding qualified workers to fill positions ranging from assembly to engineering.
Read More: http://mibiz.com
6:03 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Recount for Kalamazoo County State Senate Race Begins Monday

Results have shown Republican Margaret O'Brien with a 59 vote victory over Democrat Sean McCann
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County residents eagerly awaiting verification of the election result in the state Senate 20th District should soon have that information as a recount of the vote begins today. The recount will begin at 9 a.m. in the Walnut Room of the county's Nazareth complex, 3299 Gull Rd.
8:33 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

Galesburg Veteran Recalls Attack on Pearl Harbor

93 year old Jack Newton was awarded the Silver Star for his actions on December 7, 1941
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Editor's note: As part of MLive's effort this year to honor, document and share the stories of living World War II veterans in its Michigan Honors project, the Kalamazoo Gazette interviewed many area veterans.
8:05 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

More Insurers on Michigan Marketplace in 2015

Competition has brought prices down in some cases, but some plans will cost more
More insurers, more choices, more confusion - and a shorter time to sort it all out. That's what consumers are facing in the second year of the Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace, established under federal health reform. Enrollment began Nov. 15