SW Michigan

7:15 am
Thu October 10, 2013

MSU professor says there's still much to be learned from Kalamazoo River oil spill

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Stephen Hamilton began studying spill about two weeks after it happened in July of 2010
HICKORY CORNERS - More than $1 billion, several health studies and three years of cleanup efforts have been devoted to the Kalamazoo River following the 2010 oil spill. But even one of the state's most qualified scientists say there is still much to be learned.
6:44 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Benton Harbor Mayor says city income tax proposal is likely illegal

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City commissioners disagree, accuse mayor of trying to discredit ballot issue
BENTON HARBOR - Mayor James Hightower says the city income tax proposal on the Nov. 5 ballot is likely illegal.
9:06 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Upton one of Congressional Republicans to meet with President on Thursday

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20 GOP leaders to meet with President Obama
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Congressman Fred Upton will be one of a few House Republicans to meet with President Barack Obama Thursday at the White House to try to resolve disputes over the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.
8:25 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Governor Rick Snyder gives deposition in lawsuit over Detroit bankruptcy

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Governor calls authorizing bankruptcy "a difficult, but necessary decision"
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder is to be questioned under oath for three hours in the Detroit bankruptcy case this morning in what experts say is likely a historical first. Bankruptcy experts say they know of no other case in which a state governor has testified in a Chapter 9 bankruptcy and it's not even the norm for city mayors to be deposed.
8:18 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

State officials say heating bills should be lower this year

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But weather could cause fluctuations
LANSING - Michiganders' heating bills should be lower than last year as long as the weather cooperates. Lower prices for natural gas, propane and heating oil should counterbalance the effects of higher consumption to keep residential heating bills lower this winter, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission.

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