SW Michigan

9:27 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Auto parts supplier celebrates grand opening in Battle Creek

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Janesville Acoustics chose Battle Creek over competing sites in Indiana and Ohio
'All the reasons that we came for are coming true' Public officials and company leaders agreed: Battle Creek's willingness to press forward with economic activity has put both the city and the state in a good position for sustained and continued growth
9:17 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

New water leak found at Palisades

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced leak during webinar, but says it's not radioactive and does not impact safety
This diagram used during a webinar hosted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday shows the water tank, lined in red, at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant that was repaired after leaks. The leaking nozzle is shown in one of the yellow areas. The control room is marked below the yellow lines.
8:42 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

More buyers maybe creating a sellers market for real estate in Kalamazoo

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More buyers than available homes could lead to increase in construction
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Real estate professionals say they could use more homes to sell in the Kalamazoo area. Two years after "For Sale" signs were as common as stop signs in many Kalamazoo-area neighborhoods, home sellers say things have changed.
2:03 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

New Portage park and nature preserve opens

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The property was donated to the city by the family of the late David Eliason, the former president of Eliason Corporation.
PORTAGE, MI - Portage's newest park officially opened Tuesday, being called by Portage officials a 123-acre gift, natural treasure and realization of a vision. City officials, Portage City Council members, boards and commission volunteers and the others dedicated the Eliason Nature Reserve in a brief ceremony, and then turned it over for public use.
7:53 am
Tue July 16, 2013

"Right to work" questions surround state contract talks

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State Supreme Court has refused to weigh in on issue before it goes through lower courts
Before negotiators even approach a bargaining table later this summer, state officials and the unions that represent 36,000 state workers are still at odds over one key issue: Do Michigan's new right-to-work laws apply to civil service employees?