SW Michigan

6:54 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Snyder says fees for overweight trucks need to be reviewed

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But governor says it's premature to say fees should be increased
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday that Michigan should review the nominal permit fees it charges overweight trucks that chew up the state's roads. The governor's comments were in response to a Free Press report Sunday showing that the $50 permits are a bargain compared with neighboring states.
6:49 am
Thu August 8, 2013

City of South Haven to pay $400,000 in settlement with family of drowning victim

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City has established a "flag notification system" for swimming conditions
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- The family of an Illinois man who drowned in 2009 while saving family members from rough waters at South Beach will receive $400,000 as part of a settlement reached with the city of South Haven. The lawsuit was filed in 2011 by attorneys for the estate and wife of Martin Jordan.
6:21 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Court rules in favor of soon to be closed Galien Schools

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Money will help schools repay bond debt, but won't reopen
GALIEN - The Galien school district has won a court battle against the Michigan Department of Education over alleged erroneous student counts, but that doesn't mean the schools will reopen.
6:13 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Protest halts Enbridge tree clearing project in Cass County

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Case is being forwarded to Cass County prosecutor's office
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
MARCELLUS, MI - A Kalamazoo woman, who spent Wednesday on a platform in a tree protesting the Enbridge Line 6B replacement project, has come down from her perch.
5:11 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Young black men in Michigan dying at high rate

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The three leading causes of death for that demographic were homicide, accidents, and suicide.
By Kurt Metzger/Data Driven Detroit While Michigan may be aging faster than any other state, our overall death numbers are not growing. Provisional death totals for 2011, just released by Michigan's Department of Community Health, show that the total number of deaths in Michigan fell by 313 between 2010 and 2011.

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