SW Michigan

6:35 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Calhoun County Board approves agreement with Jackson County to manage roads

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Agreement calls for sharing staff and resources to save money
The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners described the move as "historical," "leading-edge stuff" and "smart moneyball." "This is the kind of stuff where government becomes efficient," said Chairman Art Kale, "and we need to continue to move in this direction.
6:24 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Kalamazoo Mayor says state and federal officials discussing costs of cleaning up Kalamazoo site

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Bobby Hopewell made comments at rally calling for removal of PCBs from Allied Paper landfill
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The campaign to convince the Environmental Protection Agency to completely cleanup the Allied Paper site may be gaining momentum.
6:18 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Michigan House Democrats propose new regulations on "fracking"

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Department of Environmental Quality says it will examine proposal, but has refuted the need for new rules in past
LANSING - Michigan House Democrats want to further regulate fracking, a controversial method of accessing natural gas. They promoted a package of eight bills that would require the disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground for certain fracking operations before receiving a permit.
5:09 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Locals protest removal of historic dam

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Residents say they have concerns about Enbridge owning the property and removing the 100-year-old historic dam.
CERESCO, MI - Enbridge Inc. plans to purchase and remove Ceresco Dam, located along the Kalamazoo River just southeast of Battle Creek, if the move is best for the environment and for federal and state governments, a company spokesperson said.
5:03 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Home builders can't meet state demand

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The state has issued 28 percent more new home permits in 2013 than this time last year.
LANSING - Michigan builders are constructing more new homes this year, and some are having trouble finding enough workers to keep up with the increased demand. More than 4,800 single-family housing permits have been issued in Michigan through May, up 28 percent from about 3,750 at the same point last year, according to U.S.

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