SW Michigan

8:54 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Fewer high school grads hurting enrollment at Michigan universities

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Western Michigan University, others, recruiting more out of state students
Though smaller classes of high school graduates are a phenomenon across the country, Michigan is home to the nation's second largest and fastest contraction. Only California is projected to lose more students at a faster rate, according to Knocking at the College Door, a report issued this year by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
7:27 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Ingham County deputies providing security for Lansing-area Enbridge project

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Security increased after protest-related arrests last week
Ingham County Sheriff's Office deputies are providing 24-hour security at the Enbridge 6B easement project site in southern Ingham County where 40 protesters converged last week.
7:12 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Supporters say more cities will soon vote on marijuana decriminalization

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Kalamazoo among Michigan cities with similar ordinances on books
Proponents of legalizing marijuana in Michigan said they've collected enough signatures in Ferndale and Jackson to let voters make marijuana possession in those cities no worse than getting a traffic ticket.
6:42 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Benton Harbor vote on income tax expected in November

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Impact study on income tax expected in two to three weeks
BENTON HARBOR - After some doubt about the timing, Benton Harbor residents are once again expected to be able to vote on the city income tax in this November's election.
6:35 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Decision on fracking lawsuit expected in three weeks

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Lawsuit alleges state violated law by not assessing environmental impact before auctioning oil and gas rights
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Circuit Court Judge Amy McDowell she would issue a written opinion within 21 days on whether to grant the state's motion for summary disposition in a lawsuit challenging oil and gas leases sold by the state at auction in 2012 in the Allegan State Game Area, the Barry State Game Reserve and Yankee Springs Parks and Recreation Area.