SW Michigan

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.
5:07 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Alcohol sales can be capped by local governments

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The court decided that, since local zoning laws were mentioned specifically when the Liquor Control Commission was created, local governments should be able to cap alcohol sales.
LANSING -- Local governments can set limits on alcohol sales through zoning regulations, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed Tuesday. The opinion upheld a Bloomfield Township zoning regulation that set limits on package alcohol sales at gas stations as being permissible under state law.
4:04 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Asthma, autism patients denied medical marijuana

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This is one of the first decisions by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel. The panel was formed about five years ago, yet still does not meet the state’s requirements for its members.
It pains Jenny Allen to see her 6-year-old autistic son bang his head against the floor and bite himself, knowing there is little she can do to calm him.

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