SW Michigan

2:10 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Enbrige request for more time on Morrow Lake denied

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The company wanted to move their deadline to December in order to deal with disputes over dredging the lake from Bell’s Brewery and Comstock Township.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The United States Environmental Protection Agency will not grant Enbridge Energy an extension deadline for dredging in the delta in Morrow Lake, citing that the request was premature. Last week, Enbridge, Inc. asked the EPA for an extension for its Dec.
6:42 am
Fri August 16, 2013

DIA petition drive begins

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Organizers say they have collected at least 2,143 signatures with a goal of 3,000.
MoveOn.org, the left-leaning political organization that helped elect President Obama in 2008, has launched a petition drive imploring the president to declare the imperiled Detroit Institute of Arts a national monument. The hope is that such a designation would immunize the museum's collection from sale to pay off Detroit's debts in the bankruptcy proceedings.
6:12 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Snyder "NERD Fund" gets less money

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The fund has been criticized by watchdog groups because it isn't required to report details of unlimited and anonymous donations from companies and individuals.
LANSING - Fund-raising by Gov. Rick Snyder's controversial "NERD Fund" was down sharply in 2012 and the nonprofit organization spent more money than it took in, according to a financial report released late Wednesday. In a report filed with the Internal Revenue Service, Snyder's New Energy to Reinvent and Diversify Fund said it raised $368,000 in 2012, down from $1.3 million in 2011.
5:57 am
Fri August 16, 2013

St. Joseph County commissioner may face gun charges

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A police report says the incident followed an argument between County Commissioner Donald Eaton and several other men. The case could be sent to prosecutors in another county on Friday.
STURGIS, MI -- A St. Joseph County commissioner had two guns confiscated and could face criminal charges after he brought a handgun into the Sturgis Applebee's after a drunken argument last month, according to a police report.
5:34 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Uninsured Michiganders to get help signing up

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Most residents have to sign up for one of about 14 insurance plans in Michigan or face tax penalties, but signing up online isn't easy for everyone.
Less than two months from the launch of the state's on-line insurance marketplace, four Michigan organizations have been handed $2.5 million in federal funds to help consumers navigate the new system. The health insurance exchange, part of federal healthcare reform, goes live Oct.