SW Michigan

2:58 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Schedules altered during Amtrak high-speed rail construction

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Some passengers might have to take buses to different rail lines.
LANSING - Amtrak is temporarily changing schedules and service on its passenger route between Pontiac and Battle Creek while crews prepare the track to handle high-speed trains. Starting Monday, two trains on the Wolverine line will terminate and originate in Battle Creek instead of Pontiac, so passengers will instead take chartered buses.
10:05 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Paw Paw Council allows Village Manager to work temporarily for Bangor

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Paw Paw Village Manager Larry Nielsen says situation is uncommon, but has been done before
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- After a hiatus of six years, Larry Nielsen is back as Bangor's City Manager -- on a temporary basis. Nielsen is holding down the role in addition to his regular job as Paw Paw village manager. The Paw Paw Village Council approved a resolution allowing Nielsen to run both municipalities for a maximum of 90 days.
7:56 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Unemployment rate drops in Kalamazoo, Van Buren Counties in August

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Decrease from July linked to seasonal changes. Jobless rate down slightly from a year ago
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Young people and seasonal workers dropped out of the area's late-summer labor force here and in other parts of Southwest Michigan, resulting in a region-wide drop in unemployment rates in August.
6:50 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Researchers concerned about caffeine, drugs, other chemicals found in Lake Michigan

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Study raises questions about treatment systems at plants on lake
The new findings are alarming researchers, even as they continue to learn more about what the presence of these pharmaceuticals and personal care products means. The concern is that the products, or mixtures of them, might affect fish and other aquatic life in ways that harm the ecosystem.
6:45 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Benton Harbor officials say drop in crime linked to stricter code enforcement

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City officials say it's part of changing mind-set
BENTON HARBOR - A sharp spike in citations issued by the Benton Harbor Inspections Department for chipped paint and uncut grass has led to a decrease in burglaries and fires, the city's emergency manager says.

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