SW Michigan

6:45 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Tens of thousand still without power in Southwest Michigan

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Storm has also caused school closings for Tuesday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Utility crews are making steady progress in Southwest Michigan and across the state to restore power to thousands of customers in the wake of a storm Sunday that wreaked havoc on trees and power lines.
7:16 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Bill could allow for elimination of landline phones in 2017

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FCC says landline customers have dropped dramatically since 2000
A proposal that's working its way through the Legislature in Lansing would allow phone companies to discontinue landline service with just 90 days' notice beginning in 2017. But some powerful forces - AARP, representing senior citizens, the Michigan Public Service Commission and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette - say they have serious concerns about the bill, not only for elderly people, but for people in rural areas where wireless coverage is spotty.
7:01 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Schauer proposes increase in minimum wage

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Democratic candidate for governor says his proposal would effect 1-million workers in Michigan
Detroit Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer said Monday hell propose raising the states minimum wage from $7.40 an hour to $9.25 an hour, if elected. As Michigans next governor, one of my top priorities will be to raise the minimum wage, said Schauer, the former congressman who unveiled his proposal at a media conference outside the Avalon International Breads store in Midtown.
6:52 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Some Consumers Energy customers may not get power back until Saturday

Lead in text: 
More than 13,000 customers in Kalamazoo County without power as of late Monday afternoon
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Consumers Energy has been able to restore power to some in Southwest Michigan, but more than 47,000 in the region are still without electricity one day after a powerful storm swept through the region. Power may not be restored for most until Friday and some harder-hit regions could have to wait until Saturday, Consumers Energy said in a press release.
1:35 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Cleanup continues from severe storms

Lead in text: 
Red Cross has opened shelters in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI The number of people in Southwest Michigan without power continued to climb Monday, one day after a storm swept through the region with wind gusts of up to 60 mph. It may be until late Friday until power is restored for most, Consumers Energy said in a press release, and it could take as long as Saturday for those in harder-hit areas.

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