SW Michigan

10:36 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Michigan House committee approves bill to impose sales tax on Internet purchases

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Michigan Treasury Department estimates that state will lose $290-million from uncollected sales taxes this year
Lansing - Online retailers such as Amazon.com and Overstock.com would be required to collect and remit sales taxes for Internet purchases from Michigan residents under legislation a House committee approved Wednesday. Without debate, the House Tax Policy Committee approved a two-bill package to close loopholes in the state's existing sales tax laws that allowed consumers to buy goods tax-free from out-of-state online retailers.
September 11th
7:03 am
Wed September 11, 2013

2001 Terrorist attacks to be remembered at WMU

Memorial at Fort Custer National Cemetery - file photo
Credit WMUK

The terrorist attacks of 2001 will be remembered today at Western Michigan University. 

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6:42 am
Wed September 11, 2013

United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region sets $14.5-million goal for campaign

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Officials say smaller goal from last year doesn't mean its supporting fewer programs
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region launched its 2014 fund-raising campaign Tuesday with a goal of $14.5 million. That is less than the $15.3 goal that was surpassed for 2013. But Michael Larson, president and chief executive officer of the organization, said each year's goal is selected after a lot of input from the community.
6:36 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Bill would allow adoption agencies to refuse placements based on religious, moral objections

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Proponents say bill promotes religious freedom, opponents call it state-sanctioned discrimination
LANSING - Adoption agencies could refuse to place children in homes based on religious or moral beliefs, according to a bill that will be considered by the state House on Wednesday.
6:11 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Cooper Township halts proposed commercial compost fertilizer business

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Township considers one year moratorium
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COOPER TOWNSHIP, MI - A proposed commercial compost facility has been nipped in Cooper Township after heavy opposition from local residents, who are skeptical of the nuisances the business would bring. The residents of Cooper Township began rallying against the proposed $1 million commercial compost site immediately after its CEO invited locals for a meeting about the business last month.

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