SW Michigan

6:24 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Holland City Council considers "district heating plan"

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Use of residual heat could influence location of new power plant
city hall.jpg Implementing district heating in the city of Holland would mean starting small in the downtown and Hope College areas and possibly growing the system over the next few decades. District heating is the process of using residual heat from the power plant and other sources that heat buildings.
6:16 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Case would likely remain local if Detroit files for bankruptcy

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Unlike corporations all of Detroit's operations and assets are in city
When Detroit auto giants General Motors and Chrysler filed for bankruptcy in 2009, their cases wound up in New York. The City of Detroit, legal experts say, won't share that fate should it take the unprecedented step of seeking Chapter 9 protection.
9:32 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

Incoming WMU freshman drafted by Montreal Canadiens in first round

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WMU head coach Andy Murray "thrilled" Michael McCarron and his family
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Michael McCarron has already made Western Michigan University hockey program history and he hasn't played one shift yet. The 6-foot-6, 235-pound incoming freshman forward was selected by the Montreal Canadiens 25th overall in the NHL Draft Sunday making McCarron the highest-ever drafted WMU hockey player.
9:17 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

Lack of deal on student loans leaves Michigan students in limbo, facing higher tuition

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Data shows number of students taking out student loans and amount they're taking out continues to climb
Thousands of Michigan college students are getting punched in the wallet by a combination of tuition hikes averaging 3.45% and a doubling of interest rates on some of their loans that will go into effect Monday. In the short run, they'll be paying more on their annual tuition bills, with the highest increase at 8.9% announced last week at Wayne State University.
9:13 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

Benton Harbor's future debated

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New developments welcomed by some as improvement. But others question lack of revenue from projects
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor is a "cash-strapped" city.