SW Michigan

7:39 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Bell's Brewery pulls out of beer festival over political activity

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Political Action Committee supporting craft beer makers will be raising money at festival in Ypsilanti
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - You can put an orange peel in Larry Bell's beers, but he says to keep your politics out. Bell's Brewery Inc., Michigan's largest beer maker, will not participate this weekend in the state's largest beer festival after founder and president Larry Bell discovered the Protect Michigan Craft Beer Political Action Committee will be raising funds at the event.
Jobless rates
7:33 am
Fri July 26, 2013

June unemployment rate in Kalamazoo area down slightly from a year ago

Credit WMUK

Jobless rate in Calhoun County unchanged from June of last year. 

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6:28 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Berrien County board extends time to study next step for road commission

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Federal audit coming on finances
ST. JOSEPH - The Berrien County Board on Thursday voted to extend for up to 60 days a study on whether the county's troubled Road Commission should be reorganized or even taken over by county government.
6:15 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Pennfield Schools superintendent out

Lead in text: 
No reason given for Ben Laser's departure. School board president says superintendent wasn't fired
Ben Laser is no longer superintendent of Pennfield Schools after he and the district's Board of Education apparently reached a mutual agreement for him to step down. Jerry Stone, president of the Pennfield board, said Thursday the agreement was struck during a special meeting Wednesday after a three-member board committee met with Laser over the past two weeks to reach a deal.
6:12 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Comstock Township Planning Commission sends decision on Enbridge dredging to zoning board

Lead in text: 
Enbridge spokesman says company still plans to have section of Kalamazoo River dredged by end of year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - The Comstock Township Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to refer Enbridge Inc.'s site application for its dredge work north of Morrow Lake to the zoning board of appeals. More than 15 people people spoke before the a large turnout at the Comstock Community Auditorium, most voicing opposition to the site Enbridge has chosen to locate a temporary dredge pad and water treatment facility.

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