SW Michigan

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.
2:48 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

College readiness increases in Southwest Michigan

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Vicksburg, Comstock, Parchment, Bloomingdale, Mendon and Hopkins school districts all increased their college readiness by the double digits.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Six Kalamazoo-area school districts -- Vicksburg, Comstock, Parchment, Bloomingdale, Mendon and Hopkins -- saw double-digit increases in the percent of high school juniors who tested as fully college-ready this March compared to 2012.
2:27 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

4 billion gallons of Michigan water to be used for fracking

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Encana Corporation plans to drill about 500 new natural gas wells in northern Michigan. The amount of water Encana requires would equate to two years’ worth of water for all the residents in Traverse City.
KALKASKA - A Canadian firm has laid out plans to drill 500 new natural gas wells in Northern Michigan, using a technique that could consume more than 4 billion gallons of groundwater - or about as much water as Traverse City uses in two years.

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