SW Michigan

6:08 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Federal Regulators Find "Insufficient Actions" to Improve Palisades Work Environment

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NRC will discuss findings at open house on Thursday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - Palisades Nuclear Power Plant did not "demonstrate a strong commitment to effectively improve" the safety culture in the "chilled work environment" in its security department, according to a letter the Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent June 20 to plant management.
5:14 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Kalamazoo Airport Hopes to Buy Pfizer Land

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The airport would like to use federal and state money to purchase 67 acres next to its current property.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Local airport officials hope to seal a deal to buy 67 acres of adjacent Pfizer Inc. property by the end of the summer. And they will craft plans for the best used of the property over the next year.
5:11 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

KPS Board to Vote on Budget

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The total budget comes to just over $135 million.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education is scheduled to vote Thursday on a $135.2 million budget plan for 2014-15 that includes a minimal pay increase for employees. The plan projects a $2 million increase -- about 1.5 percent -- in expenditures and revenues compared to 2013-14.
SW Michigan
5:09 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Norlander Appointed to 10th District Court

Credit WMUK

The Tenth District Court in Calhoun County has a new judge.

Governor Rick Snyder announced today that he’s appointed James D. Norlander to the seat that Judge John R. Holmes resigned from. Norlander will have to run in November 2016 if he wants to fill out the rest of Holmes’ term.

Norlander served as an assistant prosecutor in Calhoun County before being elected county prosecutor in 1976. Since 1981, he’s practiced law privately.

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9:11 am
Wed June 25, 2014

NRA Welcomes New Michigan Laws Exempting Gun Records From Public Disclosure

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Michigan Press Association said new law restricts access to government records
LANSING, MI -- The National Rifle Association on Tuesday praised new Michigan laws formally exempting gun records from public disclosure rules. Chris W. Cox of the NRA's institute for legislative action thanked legislators and Gov.