SW Michigan

6:32 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Obama declares flooding disaster for Michigan counties

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Allegan and Barry Counties among those hit hard by spring flooding
Washington - President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration Tuesday for Michigan that will free up federal aid for 16 Michigan counties ravaged by spring flooding. Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster May 7 after damage to public infrastructure ran into the millions.
6:15 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Grand Rapids Griffins win AHL's Calder Cup

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Griffins win series in six games
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Brennan Evans, who didn't have a goal during the regular season for the Grand Rapids Griffins, scored the biggest in franchise history to give the Griffins their long-awaited first Calder Cup.
9:53 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Jerome Post returns as Kalamazoo's Human Resources Director

Lead in text: 
Post was gone two weeks before returning
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Post had left his position at the end of May to become human resources director for the city of Key West. Post said this week he had driven down to Key West and started working, but decided to see if his job in Kalamazoo had been filled.
9:22 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Medicaid expansion vote on hold in Michigan Senate

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Bill was approved last week by state House with Democrats mostly in favor and Republican split
LANSING - A proposal to expand and reform Medicaid under federal health care law may be bogging down in the Michigan Senate. The Republican-led Senate adjourned Tuesday without voting on the proposal - and it's not clear if the chamber will put the measure up for a vote when it reconvenes Wednesday, leaving its prospects in doubt.
6:23 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

E. Coli found at Allegan beach

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There is a swimming advisory at West Side County Park in Allegan today where the Allegan County Health Department found high levels of E. Coli at the beach.
ALLEGAN, MI -- A swimming advisory has been issued Tuesday for West Side County Park in Allegan after water samples yielded high E. coli levels. The water was sampled on Monday by the Allegan County Health Department. The test readings exceeded the standard for full-body contact (300 E.