SW Michigan

11:55 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Governor Snyder criticizes Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema for comments on gays and AIDS

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Snyder calls Agema's remarks in Berrien County "extreme and discriminatory"
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder has added his voice to the chorus of criticism directed at Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema over his latest antigay remarks. Agema, in a speech at a Republican meeting in Berrien County on Thursday, said that gay people manipulate the system to get free health insurance because they are dying from AIDS at a young age.
7:27 am
Wed December 11, 2013

General Motors first female CEO seen as major change in industry

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Mary Barra is a 33 year veteran of GM
DETROIT, MI- America's largest automaker will have a woman leading the company for the first time in its more than 100-year history starting next year. Mary Barra, executive vice president of global product development, purchasing and supply chain, will succeed Dan Akerson as the CEO of General Motors
6:59 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Gay Republican blasts committeeman's comments on AIDS

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Questions why Berrien County Republicans gave Dave Agema platform to speak last week
Berrien County's gay and lesbian community isn't happy with comments about homosexuals made by former state Rep. Dave Agema in Berrien County last week.
6:55 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Bills on marijuana, abortion and landlines could all see votes this week

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Busy final two days expected before holiday break
As state lawmakers finish the 2013 legislative session, they are beginning to tackle controversial issues such as medical marijuana, campaign finance and phone service with an eye toward leaving for a three-week holiday break on Thursday. All three issues could see votes, even final passage, this week.
6:43 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Snowy owl dies after being found in Kalamazoo

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Rare bird was discovered last week near Western Michigan University's Business Technology and Research Park
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The young snowy owl that was rescued from a Kalamazoo field last week, too weak to fly, has died of starvation complicated by anemia, said the wildlife rehabilitator working with the bird. Sharron Butler, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in Vicksburg who specializes in raptors, tube-fed the bird a special diet of easily digested food for days.