SW Michigan

8:45 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Michigan negotiating with Indian tribes on revenue sharing and off-reservation gambling

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Half of compacts to operate tribal casinos are scheduled to expire this weekend
LANSING - Millions of dollars in casino revenue sharing and the ability for tribes to open off-reservation casinos could be at play as the state negotiates new compacts with six American Indian tribes. Michigan has agreements with 12 American Indian tribes that operate 22 casinos in the state.
8:29 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Legislative leaders say they haven't decided on moving abortion insurance proposal

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Legislature has 40 days to vote on the bill, otherwise it will go on statewide ballot
LANSING, MI -- Right to Life of Michigan, which collected more than 315,000 signatures for a citizen-initiated bill to prohibit abortion coverage as a standard feature in insurance policies, expects lawmakers to vote on the proposal and turn it into law by the end of this year.
7:35 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Plenty of suggestions for improving Kalamazoo County Fair

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2013 fair was scaled back in part because of debt
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Rodeos, local high school band competitions, home brewing demonstrations and comedians. Those were just some of the suggestions made during a public planning workshop Tuesday hosted by the Kalamazoo County Fair Council at the expo center.
7:20 am
Wed November 27, 2013

YWCA of Kalamazoo names new CEO

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Officials say Grace Lubwama brings experience in public health, organizational leadership and community development
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Grace Lubwama has been named chief executive officer of the YWCA of Kalamazoo. Lubwama, a Los Angeles, Calif., resident, will begin working in Kalamazoo in February. Lubwama will replace Jenny Shoub, who left the YWCA in September 2012 to take the CEO job at the YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge.
6:31 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Study to explore local income tax for Marshall

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Feasibility study should take about six months
MARSHALL - A study that will look into the impact of implementing a local income tax in the city of Marshall has moved forward as officials seek ways to make up for declines in revenue.

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