SW Michigan

4:38 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

More fire department consolidation considered in Berrien County

Lead in text: 
Further proposals still at "discussion stage"
RIVERSIDE - Another fire department consolidation may be in the works for northern Berrien County.
4:32 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

Amtrak upgrades around state designed to boost riders

Lead in text: 
Track improvements between Kalamazoo and Dearborn among projects around Michigan
'Train 365 westbound, now arriving.' The announcer’s voice stopped soft chatter outside East Lansing’s Amtrak station as the Friday morning train pulled up to the platform. Passengers destined for a long weekend in Chicago, or points in between, rolled their luggage to the open coach doors. Conductors in dress uniform waved them aboard. Within 10 minutes, the train was moving again, en route to Battle Creek.
4:17 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

Debate over removing Ceresco Dam

Lead in text: 
Department of Natural Resources and Enbridge want dam removed. Community opposes.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
CERESCO, MI -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources would like the Kalamazoo River to return to a free-flowing state. Enbridge, the Canadian pipeline company that leaked a million gallons of crude oil into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River in July 2010, would like to complete the conditions of its mandatory river clean-up.
4:05 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

Economic recovery continues in northern Indiana

Lead in text: 
But growth still slow along border with Michigan
The Elkhart economy has been growing faster than almost any other area of the nation since the Great Recession reached its trough in 2009, but the county still hasn't rebounded to the point where it was before the downturn started in 2007.
SW Michigan
1:37 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Right to Life turns in anti-abortion petitions

Michigan State Capitol building
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

A Michigan anti-abortion group says it has turned in more than 315,000 petition signatures. The Gongwer News Service says the initiative my Right to Life is aimed at preventing employers from offering abortion coverage in their health plans. Employees would be forced to by a rider to their policy at extra cost.

Supporters of the measure need 258,088 valid signatures to put the measure before lawmakers.

Read more

Pages