SW Michigan

6:17 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Snyder to seek money for roads, reforms for school and no-fault insurance

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Governor will deliver fourth State of the State address on Thursday
Stalled priorities likely to be raised again Thursday include investing more than $1 billion more a year in Michigan roads, reforming the no-fault auto insurance system, improving mental health services, expanding a state authority for low-performing school districts, and - a perennial Snyder plea - changing Michigan's culture to make it more upbeat and less divisive.
6:12 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Benton Harbor faces deadline for dealing with debt

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State deadline is Wednesday for city to devise plan for dealing with $2.3-million shortfall
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor has a lot of debt, but the city's leaders can't agree what to do about it. The city owes $1.3 million in general fund debt, with the largest amount owed to the Berrien County Treasurer's Office - $461,260.
8:29 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Protests ahead of Detroit Auto Show

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Group says workers should share more in auto industry's better times
Protesters voiced a wide range of frustrations in downtown Detroit on Sunday, ahead of this weeks start of the 2014 North American International Auto Show. A crowd of over 30 people holding placards and chanting slogans paraded across the street from Cobo Center, where the eyes of the auto world will be fixed for the next two weeks.
8:16 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

2014 features highly competitive races in primary and general election

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All 38 Senate seats and 110 House seats up for election this year
LANSING - August primary elections often are sleepy affairs with pathetically low turnouts, as many voters are reluctant to tear themselves away from summer vacations or air-conditioned bliss. But this primary season is going to be sizzling, with dozens of highly competitive races up and down the ticket.
8:12 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Analysts say Schools and community could do more to connect

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Community involvement can help, but research shows partnership is not always properly leveraged
Cindy Galizio likes to say she's a professional volunteer. The 54-year-old Pennfield woman was a stay-at-home mother for her two kids, but now she's an empty-nester. Her youngest went off to college two years ago.

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