SW Michigan

Red Cross
12:33 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Red Cross calls for more blood donations

The American Red Cross is calling for more blood donations following this week's winter storm.

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Economic report
12:01 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Modest growth continues in West Michigan's industrial economy

Brian Long
Credit Grand Valley State University

The latest report for the Institute of Supply Chain Management shows continued modest growth in West Michigan. 

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11:46 am
Thu January 9, 2014

East Hall input session rescheduled for January 14th

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Core of hall will become an alumni center. Both wings will be demolished
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University has rescheduled its second community input session on the redesign of East Hall for Jan. 14. It had been postponed due to the university's Jan. 6-7 closure for the weather. The session will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
7:20 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Battle Creek group gets grant to work on food related issues

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Five organizations share grant from Fair Food Matters
Good Food Battle Creek participants have received grants issued by the Fair Food Network to continue their work related to food justice and improving local food systems. The five organizations will use the money for work that includes young people of the community in hopes of creating educational and entrepreneurial training.
7:07 am
Thu January 9, 2014

State plans to investigate utilities handling of power outages

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Consumers Energy and DTE say they welcome review
Michigan regulators will investigate the way two major utilities handled a December ice storm that knocked out power for up to a week for 661,000 customers across the state. Meanwhile, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero appointed a retired Michigan National Guard brigadier general to lead a probe of the performance of a third utility the Lansing Board of Water and Light and asked state regulators to review the probe once its finished.