SW Michigan

6:32 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Oshtemo Township to consider LGBT non-discrimination policy

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City of Kalamazoo has a non-discrimination ordinance, Kalamazoo Township is developing one
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP -- Oshtemo Township will draft a non-discrimination policy that covers the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and amendments to its employee handbook to protect LGBT township employees from discrimination while it looks into developing a non-discrimination ordinance that protects the LGBT community.
9:33 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Snyder wants Medicaid expansion, but "can't force Senate to vote"

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Governor has events planned in Hastings and Battle Creek on Wednesday
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday stood by his stance against summoning Senate Republicans back to Lansing to vote on expanding Michigan's Medicaid program, saying he couldn't force a vote even if he did.
5:39 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Drownings prompt Lake Michigan rip current study

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Members of Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center say they want to able to predict when and where rip currents might occur at least a day in advance.
WEST MICHIGAN - Lake Michigan provides a picturesque setting for those seeking relief from the summer heat, with breezy north winds and waves just large enough to jump in and cool off. These conditions aren't always friendly for swimmers, however.
4:37 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Protester who sat in pipe faces felony charges

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Christopher Wahmhoff released on $2,500 personal recognizance bond
An oil pipeline protester was ordered released on bond Tuesday after being charged with a felony. Christopher Wahmhoff, 35, of Kalamazoo, was arraigned in Calhoun County District Court Tuesday afternoon on a charge of resisting police -- a felony with a maximum sentence of two years in prison -- and tresspassing, a 90-day misdemeanor.
4:12 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court decision on Voting Rights Act has implications for Allegan County

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Clyde Township was added to act's list in the 1970s
ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI - A West Michigan township might be freed from certain obligations under the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 after the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a key part of the law. Allegan County's Clyde Township, just south of Fennville, is one of only two Michigan townships bound by the landmark VRA to clear any election changes through federal authorities.