SW Michigan

7:17 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Changes proposed to term limits in Michigan

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Holland Republican Joe Haveman's proposed amendment to state Constitution would allow lawmakers to serve 16 years total in House and/or Senate
Term limits will end Rep. Joe Haveman's tenure in the State House next fall. The Holland Republican plans to introduce a bill that would relax those term limits - but it would not apply to him or his colleagues.
7:34 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Series of state programs launched to help veterans

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Lawmakers working on more bills to help veterans living in Michigan
Lansing - Call it the year of the veteran at the State Capitol. Since Gov. Rick Snyder's launch of a new Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency in March, lawmakers have been scrambling to provide benefits and services that some say are overdue, especially with thousands returning to civilian life from fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
7:24 am
Mon June 10, 2013

More ticks may be found this summer

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Ticks can carry Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
SOUTH HAVEN - A warning to the wise: Watch out for ticks this summer.
7:21 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission to meet Monday, move ahead with city manager search

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Commission is looking for new search firm as they look for new manager
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will meet Monday to move ahead on a reboot of the city manager search. Last week, they sent questions to each firm, and commissioners will use the answers to those questions to determine which firms they want to interview or select to conduct the city's rebooted search.
6:27 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Power outage Sunday in downtown Kalamazoo blamed on squirrel

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Outage lasted about four hours, starting Sunday morning with power restored by early afternoon
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- All power has been restored in downtown Kalamazoo, a Consumers Energy spokesperson said. At its peak, the outage left 2,094 customers and numerous businesses without power. Traffic lights on West Michigan Avenue and some parking structures in the surrounding area were not working. Gas stations were closed temporarily for the outage.

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