SW Michigan

SW Michigan
7:39 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Bolger says he wants action on no-fault insurance reform

Jase Bolger - file photo
Credit WMUK

State House Speaker Jase Bolger says he thinks reform of Michigan's no-fault auto insurance system could happen by the end of the year. 

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6:20 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Candidates for Detroit Mayor debate

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Benny Napoleon and Mike Duggan are on the ballot for November fifth election
Detroit Revitalizing city neighborhoods took center stage as the two candidates vying to become the citys next mayor made their pitches on why each should lead the city. Mike Duggan touted his restructuring experience, while Benny Napoleon continued to paint himself as the person to fix city neighborhoods when they squared off in the first of three televised debates in a special hour-long Michigan Matters show taped Friday.
6:15 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Food trucks continue to spark debate in Battle Creek

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Possible ordinance changes would allow food trucks downtown
As downtown restaurant owners insist they will bring unfair competition while supporters say they'll bring much-desired new cuisine options, one point may be met with little contention: Food trucks sure know how to start a debate.
6:09 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Officials say consolidated dispatch would save money

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Five area agencies paid for study on dispatch system
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - When people call 911, they should know their call will be answered, in short order. But, according to Mark Barnes, fire chief for Oshtemo Township and president of the Kalamazoo County Fire Chiefs' Association, that isn't always the case in Kalamazoo County, because dispatchers are overburdened.
12:56 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder moves top aide onto state payroll

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Rich Baird had been paid out of private, non-profit NERD fund
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has added "transformation manager" Rich Baird to the state payroll, ending an unusual arrangement that had raised eyebrows. Baird, who has worked as a top aide to Snyder since he took office in 2011, was previously paid through private contributions to the nonprofit New Energy To Reinvent and Diversify Fund.