SW Michigan

6:25 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Homeless confront cold in Calhoun County

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Area shelters urging people to get indoors
When the temperature was in the high 30s, Abie McKellepp packed an extra pair of socks, a sweater and sweatpants to stay warm so he could sleep in Bailey Park. With help from a Battle Creek police officer, a shivering McKellepp found his way to The Haven of Rest for warm shelter.
6:18 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

U.S. Government sells final shares in General Motors

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G.M. says government assistance was necessary
CAR estimated that the U.S. would have had 2.631 million fewer jobs in 2009 and 1.519 million fewer jobs in 2010 if the two auto companies had disappeared. The study also estimated the government 'saved or avoided the loss of' $105 billion in lost taxes and other payments.
12:23 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Eastern Michigan University considers in-state tuition for veterans, undocumented residents

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Western Michigan University offers in-state tuition rates to students who can prove they live in Michigan
Eastern Michigan University is poised to join a growing number of public universities in Michigan that offer in-state tuition for undocumented residents. EMU administrators will ask the Board of Trustees on Tuesday to approve a plan that would make anyone who attended a Michigan high school for at least three years and graduated from the high school eligible for in-state tuition.
7:43 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Community leaders weigh search for new Battle Creek Assistant City Manager

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Replacement needed for Jim Ritsema who is City Manager of Kalamazoo
Battle Creek's next assistant city manager - whoever that will be - is in for a ride. "Without a doubt, those are going to be big shoes to fill," at-large Commissioner Mark Behnke said of the person who will replace the departed Jim Ritsema.
6:21 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Watervliet works to get rust out of water

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Work on the new plant is ahead of schedule
WATERVLIET - Rusty water should be a thing of the past by February in Watervliet. That's when the city's $1.25 million iron filtration plant for the water system is expected to be in operation.

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