SW Michigan

8:56 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Ottawa County officials predict property tax rates will hold, revenue increase

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It's first year since 2009 Ottawa County is in the black with operating tax revenue
Ottawa County seal Tax revenue will increase next year, according to Ottawa County predictions. The county's property tax levy will remain the same next year, but total property tax revenue could go up by 3 percent or more, officials said. Much of that can be attributed to a manufacturing resurgence.
4:24 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Tanning bed ban for minors sparks debate

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Some legislators believe the decision to let kids use tanning beds should be up to parents.
LANSING - Legislation that would prevent minors from using tanning beds and require tanning salons to register with the state has prompted a heated debate over how to address what some are calling a major public health threat without overly restricting parental rights. The bills, introduced by Rep.
12:45 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Challenge to city of Wyoming's ban on medical marijuana to be heard by state Supreme Court

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Oral arguments set for Thursday
LANSING, MI - The city of Wyoming's three-year-old ban on medical marijuana will face its final test this week as attorneys argue before the State Supreme Court as to whether the city can reject the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act on the grounds that the act violates federal law.
7:20 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Judge will decide whether Snyder must disclose other candidates for Detroit Emergency Manager

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Snyder will be deposed Wednesday in unions' lawsuit over Detroit bankruptcy
Detroit - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes will hold a hearing Tuesday on whether Gov. Rick Snyder and two top aides have to disclose the names of other individuals considered for Detroit's emergency manager job.
7:05 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Troubles continue at Calhoun County mobile home park

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At least five trailers in Triangle Mobile Home Park have been condemned since November of last year
Misty Jensen was told she could rent-to-own her trailer in Triangle Mobile Home Park with a $1,000 down payment in November 2012 on lot 29M. After tearing up the carpet and linoleum flooring, Jensen said she found holes in the floor and asked for it to be replaced

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