SW Michigan

3:27 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Auto union may increase dues

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If approved, members of United Auto Workers will likely pay a half hour more of hourly pay per month.
The United Auto Workers is considering its first dues increase for members since 1967, according to union sources and memos posted on local union websites. UAW members currently contribute two hours of straight-time pay to the union each month.
2:46 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

State approves Vicksburg's plan to get out of debt

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Vicksburg will help pay off its $3.5 million debt by selling extra village properties, debt refinancing, and by cutting the village’s budget by one percent.
VICKSBURG, MI - The state has approved a deficit reduction plan for Vicksburg, the village's third attempt to reorganize and reduce its $3.5 million debt. Village Clerk Tracy Locey and Village President Bill Adams said Monday that the state notified the village of its approval in a brief letter.
1:15 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Judge rules Detroit eligible for bankruptcy

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Ruling could clear way for cuts in pensions
The city of Detroit today officially became the largest municipality in U.S. history to enter Chapter 9 bankruptcy after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes declared it met the specific legal criteria required to receive protection from its creditors.
1:07 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Statue of Abraham Lincoln could be placed in Bronson Park

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Group wants to bring statue to park, create endowment to maintain it
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A statue of Abraham Lincoln could be coming to Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday approved the placement of a statue commemorating Lincoln's August 1856 visit to the park.
7:03 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Garden Ridge store to move in to former Kmart location in Kalamazoo

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Houston-based company hopes to open store on Stadium Drive in late January
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The former Kmart store location at Stadium Drive and Drake Road will become the home of a Garden Ridge store by early next year. The Texas-based home-décor and accessories chain has signed a long-term lease for the 87,000-square-foot space in the University Commons retail center and started interior renovation work more than a week ago, according to property owner Treystar development company.

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