SW Michigan

3:09 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Some cancelled Michigan health insurance may be reinstated

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Many insurance companies cancelled policies that didn't meet new federal standards well before the January deadline, angering consumers and revving up criticism of the Affordable Care Act.
The head of Michigan's insurance department today said she will allow the state's insurers to reinstate canceled health care policies, essentially pushing forward President Barack Obama's peace offering to angry Americans who had been told they were losing coverage because of the Affordable Care Act. Insurers now must decide whether to take up the offer.
2:49 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Scammers target grandparents over the phone

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A scammer has been calling elderly people claiming to be their grandson. Once the victim has repeated the name of their grandson to the scammer, the scammer then asks the victim to transfer money into an account.
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MI - The Sheriff's Department said older residents have been targeted in a phone scam in which a caller, pretending to be a grandson, asks cash to be wired because he is in trouble. In a typical complaint, the victim, often elderly, receives a call from someone claiming to be the victim's oldest grandson.
2:40 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Economists predict unemployment will go down significantly by 2015

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University of Michigan economists predicted Michigan will add 65,000 jobs next year.
By 2015 Michigan should reach job levels last seen before the 2008-2009 recession, economists announced Friday. But the state would still be just less than halfway back to job levels from the mid-2000s. University of Michigan economists offered an overall optimistic forecast for the Michigan and U.S.
12:58 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Galilee Baptist Church will Thanksgiving food baskets on Saturday

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Goal has grown in recent years from 50 to 100 baskets
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Members of Galilee Baptist Church will distribute 100 Thanksgiving food baskets this Saturday to help families in need have a happier holiday. Producing and distributing Thanksgiving baskets, with everything a family needs for a full meal, has been a project of the church's Outreach Ministry and its Christian Women's Support Ministry since the early 1990s.
7:23 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Food truck regulations debated in Battle Creek

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Commissioners could vote on issue in January
The food truck debate rolls on. Passions ran high on both sides as city officials met with restaurant owners and residents on Thursday night to discuss proposals that would allow food trucks in downtown Battle Creek. The city is working on making changes to ordinances to allow mobile vending in the central business district, the only area of town where the trucks are prohibited.