SW Michigan

9:00 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Michigan Farmers Raise Concerns About New Federal Water Rules

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Farmers worry about additional paperwork, cost and time
Proposed revisions to water regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have Michigan farmers wondering whether they'll eventually be harvesting more bureaucracy, delays and costs than crops. The EPA-Army Corps proposal would modify the federal Clean Water Act to more clearly define what constitutes "waters of the United States" subject to federal regulation.
8:53 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Delton Residents Question Mud-Bogging Plan

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Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss proposed zoning ordinance on Thursday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The possibility of Delton, located in southwest Barry County, becoming a magnet for mud enthusiasts and their high-rise, tractor-tired trucks has a group of neighbors staunchly defending their right to the peace and quiet of the rural homes that have been in some families for generations.
4:30 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

James Bolger, Father of Jase, Appointed to WMU Board

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Governor Rick Snyder's office announced the appointment Friday.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed James Bolger, the father of House Speaker Jase Bolger, to fill a vacant position on the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees, the governor's office announced Friday. James Bolger, a retired Michigan State Police official who lives in Whitehall, fills the seat vacated when Trustee Michelle Crumm resigned.
7:45 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Michigan Legislature Approves State Budget

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Money includes some one-time road money, but larger deal on infrastructure not reached before summer break
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan House on Thursday approved a $37.5 billion general government budget for fiscal year 2015, sending the measure on for Senate consideration before it reaches the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder. The budget, which represents a 11.6 percent spending increase over the current year, includes significant funding increases for several departments.
7:01 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Economist Says Southwest Michigan's Economy Should Remain Steady for Rest of Year

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Brian Long sees pattern of slow growth
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Don't expect a lot of drama in the area's industrial economy during the second half of 2014. But don't expect a lot of excitement either, says local economist Brian Long, who surveys West Michigan manufacturers each month.

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