SW Michigan

4:45 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Interim Pennfield Superintendent to interview to keep job

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Tim Everett's interview will be Thursday
When he stepped in as Pennfield Schools' interim superintendent this summer, Tim Everett told anyone who'd listen that he was doing so only to help his district and wasn't interested in the permanent post. This week, however, Everett agreed to at least have a conversation with the district's Board of Education about dropping the "interim" from his title.
4:40 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Groups hope to raise Michigan's minimum wage through ballot proposal

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Michigan's minimum wage was increased to $7.40 in 2008. Federal minimum wage is $7.25
LANSING - A coalition of labor and civil rights groups have formed a committee that could push for a ballot proposal to raise Michigan's minimum wage. The organizations on Monday said they were going to submit paperwork to the Michigan Secretary of State to form a ballot proposal committee.
9:32 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Medical marijuana brings in record revenues to Michigan

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State pulled in about $10.9-million in fees in 2013, up about a million dollars from 2012
LANSING, MI -- Michigan's medical marijuana program generated record revenues last fiscal year despite declining enrollment numbers and a steep drop in registered caregivers. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs approved more than 82,000 new medical marijuana applications and 36,000 renewals for the year ending September 30, according to department reports mandated by the state's 2008 voter-approved law.
7:23 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Snyder considers options to pay for assistance with DIA and Detroit pensions

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Governor wants to use state aid to protect art and pensions during bankruptcy proceedings
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders administration is considering whether to borrow $350 million to pump into Detroits pension funds or set aside $17.5 million in annual payments for the next 20 years from the states tobacco lawsuit settlement fund.
7:13 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Snow emergencies in St. Joseph and Cass Counties

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Motorists asked to stay off roads except for essential travel
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
A snow emergency has been declared in St. Joseph and Cass Counties. According to St. Joseph County dispatchers, there are whiteout conditions from blowing snow on many roadways.