SW Michigan

11:51 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Three deaths in Kent County linked to H1N1 flu

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More than 400 cases of flu have been reported in Kent County and at least 26 people have been hospitalized
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Three people who died recently in Kent County were suffering from the H1N1 flu virus, the Kent County Health Department reported Thursday, Jan. 16. The three patients were older than 50, and two of the patients had other known medical complications.
11:37 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Biden hails car makers' comeback at Detroit auto show

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Vice President says federal government will work to help Detroit, but no bailout is coming
Vice President Joe Biden will meet with community and business leaders Thursday morning at Cobo Center before touring the North American International Auto Show. Biden is also to address crowds at the Detroit auto show, prompting a large turnout early Thursday.
11:01 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Snyder proposes $350-million for Detroit pensions, DIA collection

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Snyder met privately with lawmakers on Wednesday to pitch idea
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is interested in using state money to help shore up Detroit pensions and protect artwork from being sold to appease creditors during the city's ongoing bankruptcy case.
8:24 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Rolling Stone article on abortion examines changes in Michigan, other states

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Democratic State Senator Gretchen Whitmer and former Republican lawmakers Joe Schwarz and Shirley Johnson quoted in article
On the morning of December 11th, Gretchen Whitmer, the charismatic 42-year-old minority leader of the Michigan Senate, stood before her colleagues in the Statehouse in Lansing, and told them something she'd told almost no one before. "Over 20 years ago, I was a victim of rape," she said.
7:18 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Battle Creek to take over fire service at Kellogg Airport

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Decision necessary because Air National Guard fire department is closing
Battle Creek city officials said Wednesday they will provide fire service at W.K. Kellogg Airport even after the Michigan Air National Guard closes the base fire department. "There will be fire service at W.K. Kellogg Airport," said Larry Bowron, city transportation director. "That is not something we are willing to give up."

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