SW Michigan

6:30 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Kellogg to close plants in Canada and Australia

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Battle Creek company announced plans last month to cut global workforce by 7% over four years
Kellogg Co. announced a round of plant closures Tuesday that will put hundreds of workers in Canada and Australia out of work. The Battle Creek-based company said in a news release that it would close its ready-to-eat cereal plant in London, Ontario, next year. Its snacks plant in Charmhaven, Australia, also will close, the company said.
4:00 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Pets, livestock can't travel out of state without certification

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Officials say requiring all animals to be accompanied by a recent Certificate of Veterinary Inspection protects the state’s animals from disease outbreaks.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Going to Grandma's for Christmas dinner and planning to take the family pet along for the ride? Even if you're just driving to Indiana for dinner, state law requires that the dog have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, issued within the previous 30 days, said Janet Berish, animal health specialist with the Indiana Board of Animal Health.
3:43 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

UPDATE: More petitions come in to recall Alamo Township supervisor, trustee

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Among the allegations are that supervisor Lou Conti and trustee Dawn Potter-Williams have denied citizens the right to speak at township meetings
KALAMAZOO, MI - After multiple petitions to recall Alamo Township Supervisor Lou Conti and trustee Dawn Potter-Williams were ruled to be unclear at a public hearing Friday, Conti said it was now a time to heal and move forward.
3:19 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Poll shows race for Michigan governor, U.S. Senate should be close

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The poll shows Governor Rick Snyder beating Democrat Mark Schauer by just four percent, while incumbent U.S. Senator Terri Lynn Land wins over challenger Gary Peters by two percent.
LANSING - A poll released today shows close races for both Michigan governor and the U.S. Senate, a little less than a year away from 2014 election. The poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) of Raleigh, N.C., shows Gov. Rick Snyder leading Democratic challenger Mark Schauer 44% to 40%.
2:56 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

House committee passes bill to double campaign donor limits, allow anonymous issue ads

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A state House committee has approved a controversial bill that doubles campaign donation limits and also protects the identity of donors who pay for “issue ads”—or ads that tend to attack candidates without suggesting how citizens should vote.
Today's 5-4 vote by the House Elections and Ethics Committee followed a second day of testimony on a bill that would nullify an effort by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to require disclosure of who pays for issue ads, which often attack candidates but don't expressly advocate how someone should vote.