SW Michigan

7:58 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Emergency Manager says three Detroit City Council seats will remain vacant

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City charter requires vacancies be filled, but emergency manager has sweeping powers
DETROIT, MI -- Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr ordered Monday that City Council will continue to operate with just six members though the rest of the year. Two members of the council have resigned and a third has been stripped by Orr of his pay and duties after failing to come to work for weeks.
7:23 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Southwest Michigan economy continues to improve

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Report continues recent trend in region
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Southwest Michigan's economy continues to gain strength. And business in the automotive industry continues to be a catalyst for that here and throughout Michigan, a local economist says. "Michigan is doing well primarily because of automotive," said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Chain Management Research at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.
7:18 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Kalamazoo Township sets public hearing on non-discrimination ordinance for July 22nd

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Ordinance includes protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, MI -- Kalamazoo Township trustees at their July 22 meeting will hold a public hearing on an ordinance that bans discrimination in employment, public accommodation and housing practices.
6:37 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Enbridge could buy Cereso Dam

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State is working to remove dams which no longer produce power
Enbridge Inc. may purchase the Ceresco Dam as it moves forward with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency dredging order in the area. Company spokesman Jason Manshum said last week the state approached Enbridge to inquire about the possibility of buying and later removing the dam, which is privately owned.
6:24 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Peters raises more than $1-million for Senate campaign next year

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Michigan Congressman is only Democrat who has announced plans to run for Senate seat held by Carl Levin, who is retiring
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Gary Peters has already raised more than $1-million for his U.S. Senate run next year, giving him a vital leg up as he puts money away for a 2014 general election campaign. Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, remains the only Democrat of note to enter the race

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