SW Michigan

6:21 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Bill ending use of gas to euthanize animals could drive up cost in Berrien County

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County's adoption program for cats could end
ST. JOSEPH - Proposed legislation to ban the use of gas to euthanize animals would boost costs and could prompt service cuts in Berrien County's animal control department, officials said Thursday.
9:11 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

House committee approves bill to boost funding for Great Lakes ports and harbors

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved bill on Tuesday
Legislation that may boost federal funding for Great Lakes ports and harbors cleared a hurdle Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Water Resources and Reform and Development Act of 2013 essentially combines all those shipping destinations in the region into a single navigation system.
9:01 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Obama administration officials coming to Detroit next week to discuss bankruptcy

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Federal bailout for city has effectively been ruled out. Administration won't interfere in city's negotiations with creditors
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's adminstration kept up its busy schedule of meetings on a response to Detroit's bankruptcy this week with officials talking with board members of the Skillman Foundation.
2014 election
8:55 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Wenke running for state Senate

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Credit WMUK

The former State Representative will seek Senate seat in new 20th district. 

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8:51 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Census data shows more Calhoun County homes getting food stamps

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Half of Battle Creek SNAP households had children, about 30% had elderly residents
More and more people in the Battle Creek area are receiving federal assistance in getting food, according to data released Thursday by the United States Census Bureau. About 19 percent of households in Battle Creek were receiving federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits - also known as food stamps - in 2012.