SW Michigan

11:48 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Detroit bankruptcy case draws national attention

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Bankruptcy analysts say questions about retiree pensions and other issues will likely end up before U.S. Supreme Court
Atlanta The looming legal question in Detroits bankruptcy case of whether pension benefits can be slashed despite state constitutional protections was a prominent topic of debate here Thursday at a national bankruptcy judges meeting.
7:41 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Upton hopes for quick passage of "Keep Your Health Plan" act

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Upton would like vote before Thanksgiving
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
RICHLAND, MI - Congressman Fred Upton said he hopes to fast-track legislation he introduced Monday that would offer Americans a one-year grace period to keep their old insurance policies. Within two days of its introduction, the "Keep Your Health Plan Act" has attracted more than 90 cosponsors, he said at a Thursday morning meeting at the Rotary Club of Gull Lake Area.
7:38 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Saugatuck and Douglas residents weigh possible consolidation

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The two towns had vote on merger in 1979
The more than 2,100 residents of Saugatuck and Douglas know each other well - their children attend the same school, they eat at the same restaurants and they know the best spots to watch the Fourth of July fireworks. But people on both sides of the issue know that after the vote on Nov.
6:11 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Power outages in Augusta and Richland Friday morning

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730 without power in Hickory Corners
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
AUGUSTA, MI - More than three-quarters of the Consumers Energy customers in the Augusta are are without power early Friday morning as high winds and rain passed through overnight. According to Consumers Energy outage map, in Augusta, 1,284 out of 1,652 customers, 77.7 percent, were affected Friday morning.
9:53 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Some WMU professors notified of gender equity salary adjustment

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Pay adjustments will be retroactive
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Less than two weeks after professors voted to censure the provost over his handling of the matter, some Western Michigan University professors received letters Wednesday announcing that they would be receiving pay adjustments in their Nov. 19 paychecks.

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