SW Michigan

2013 election
7:28 am
Tue November 5, 2013

It's election day

Credit WMUK

Polls are open until 8:00 Tuesday night. 

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6:54 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Benton Harbor City Commissioner resigns on eve of election

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Dennis Knowles says his resignation is effective immediately so he won't finish term or serve another if he is re-elected
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor City Commissioner Dennis Knowles resigned during Monday night's City Commission meeting, the night before today's election in which he faces challenger Ruthie McCoy-Haralson for the 4th Ward seat.
8:17 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Amtrak adding additional trains for Thanksgiving weekend

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Week of Thanksgiving is busiest of year for Amtrak
LANSING - Amtrak will add more trains between Chicago and Michigan for the busy Thanksgiving weekend. The passenger train service will have nine extra round trips between Michigan and Chicago from Wednesday, Nov. 27 to Monday, Dec. 2.
8:12 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Stabenow at center of Congressional budget negotiations

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What happens in conference committees will impact defense facilities, food aid, other issues in Michigan
Washington After a 16-day government shutdown, Congress kicked off two high-stakes budget negotiations last week to hash out differences and Michigans Sen. Debbie Stabenow is the only elected official in 535-seat Congress who sits at both negotiating tables.
8:06 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

State, unions headed to impasse hearings

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Private mediation before Civil Service Commission
State government officials and five unions representing more than 33,000 state workers are headed to impasse this month, after the two sides failed to reach agreement on the workers' next round of contracts. Wage increases and proposed changes to workers' health care plans appear to be at the heart of the dispute, but state officials and most union leaders aren't offering many details.