SW Michigan

6:51 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Lawsuit Says Contaminated Meat Made WMU Student Sick

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Previous report identified the young woman as a Kalamazoo College student
KALAMAZOO, MI - A Western Michigan University student has filed suit against a Detroit meat-packing plant claiming she was badly sickened last month by an E. coli outbreak that prompted the company to recall 1.8 million pounds of ground beef.
6:45 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Saint Joseph Considers How to Pay for Beach Water Testing

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Beaches are closed to swimmers if E.coli levels are found to be too high
ST. JOSEPH - As funding dries up for beach water testing, St. Joseph officials are considering paying for their own monitoring at Lions and Tiscornia beaches. City Manager Richard Lewis reported to commissioners Tuesday that the Berrien County Health Department will not have the money this year to test for bacteria, mostly E.coli, at the two beaches maintained by the city.
6:19 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Poll Finds Opposition to Raising Taxes for Fixing Roads

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Lawmakers are considering proposals to provide more money for road repairs
Lansing The idea of increasing taxes to fix Michigans crumbling roads is unpopular with a majority of state voters, according to a new Detroit News/WDIV (Local 4) poll. The statewide survey of 600 likely voters May 20-22 found 45.5 percent say the state already has enough money to spend on roads, and that the current pot of fuel taxes and vehicle fees needs to be better spent.
6:09 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Battle Creek Commissioners to Vote Next Week on Food Trucks Downtown

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A "sunset" provision has been added since the last public comments on the ordinance to allow food trucks in downtown
After months of heated debate among residents and restaurant owners, city commissioners will vote next week on proposed changes to allow food trucks to operate in part of downtown Battle Creek.
2:21 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative Stays Course

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The ballot proposal would overturn a old minimum wage law that was replaced by state lawmakers and signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday.
LANSING - The Raise Michigan Coalition plans to continue pursuing its campaign to increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, despite legal questions following the passage of a new minimum wage law. Gov.