SW Michigan

6:56 am
Thu September 5, 2013

In Battle Creek Rep. Justin Amash makes case against air strikes on Syria

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Republican Congressman says military action could go on longer than planned and spread to other countries
At his crammed downtown Battle Creek office, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash asked residents who supported a possible U.S. military strike against Syria. None of the some 30 people in attendance raised their hand.
6:24 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Medical marijuana supporters rally at state Capitol

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Law enforcement officials say there is fog around enforcing medical pot laws.
LANSING - A few dozen medical marijuana supporters rallied in front of the Michigan Capitol Wednesday to raise awareness of rights they claim are being violated by law enforcement officers who, the demonstrators say, punish people who lawfully use cannabis for medicinal reasons.
10:08 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Advocates of cleaning up Allied Paper Landfill still waiting for EPA report

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"Clean Up Not Cover Up" campaign held event Wednesday night
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than 70 people packed into Bell's Eccentric Cafe Thursday to hear an update on the Allied Paper site cleanup effort. Bruce Merchant, the former public works director for the city of Kalamazoo, who has continued to advocate on behalf of the city for cleanup of the Allied Paper landfill, told the crowd there wasn't much new information to report, but the campaign needs to keep its momentum during this waiting period.
8:42 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

More than $100,000 raised in effort to keep Douglas Community Association open

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Non-profit hopes to replace funding pulled by United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo region
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- More than $100,000 has been raised for the Douglass Community Association, enough for three and a half months of operating expenses, it was announced Wednesday. At a press conference, the Douglass received a check for $101,469.38, through the 30-day "Saving a Legacy" fundraising campaign.
3:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Emergency plans for schools, day cares not mandatory in Michigan

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Save the Children, a non-government disaster relief organization says schools in Michigan, Iowa, Idaho, and Kansas do not legally have to make emergency plans for natural disasters or school shootings
More than half of the states and the District of Columbia do not require schools or day care centers to meet minimum standards to protect children during major emergencies, according to a new report. Save the Children, a non-governmental disaster relief organization focused on children, found that 17 states don't require evacuation plans in day care centers.

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