SW Michigan

6:53 am
Mon June 30, 2014

WMU Hockey Hires Assistant Coach from Providence

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Ben Barr played for Bronco Head Coach Andy Murray in late 1990s
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Western Michigan University hockey program will hire Providence College assistant coach Ben Barr as an associate head coach, the school announced Sunday. Barr replaces Rob Facca, who was hired by the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks to a scouting position on June 18.
6:30 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Michigan Awards $90-Million Contract to Company Responsible for Troubled Healthcare Website

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State officials say CGI is a leader in the field
LANSING - The State of Michigan has awarded computer contracts worth nearly $90 million to the Canadian firm that built the federal government's Affordable Care Act website and took much of the blame for its disastrous launch. Officials in the administration of Gov.
6:23 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Cost of Living Up in Southwest Michigan

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Region still compares favorably to rest of country
You're not imagining it if you think it's getting more expensive to live in Southwest Michigan.
6:17 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Owners Plan Improvements for State Theater in Kalamazoo

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Goal is to attract more performers and audiences
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The State Theatre's new executive director has a $2-million wish list for facility, moves that would be done in an attempt to attract more performers and audiences and ultimately increase revenue. But it's a difficult investment to make in a property that, while prized for its nuanced architecture, is up against stiff entertainment competition and limited in its uses.
4:54 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

State Appoints Oil, Gas Pipeline Task Force

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One of the task force’s first jobs will be to review Enbridge’s response to an inquiry about the company’s Strait of Mackinac pipeline. Among other things the state wants to know how Enbridge has prepared for any leaks at the site.
LANSING -- Multiple state departments are coming together to keep an eye on oil and gas pipelines across Michigan. Attorney General Bill Schuette and Dan Wyant, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, will head up the new Great Lakes Petroleum Pipeline Task Force, their offices announced in a joint statement Thursday.

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