SW Michigan

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.
6:17 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Finalists for Portage Superintendent to be interviewed this week

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Interviews will be conducted Wednesday and Thursday. Board will meet Friday morning to decide which will be invited for second interviews
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- For more than two months, the search for a new superintendent of Portage Public Schools hit one snag after another. The school board thought the original candidate pool was weak and unimpressive. Trustees then recruited a stellar candidate, only to have him drop out.
7:37 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

Organizers hope film festival brings 20,000 people to South Haven

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Waterfront Film Festival in South Haven for first time after 14 years in Saugatuck
SOUTH HAVEN - Establishing crane shot: A bustling summer resort town along Lake Michigan is seen from above, and the camera slowly moves down to take in the action.
2:54 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

WMU gets "Green Award" for public institutions

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The honor comes from the Michigan Green Leaders program.
KALAMAZOO - For more than three decades, Western Michigan University has been one of the greenest-minded academic institutions in the U.S. Home to the nation's first college revolving fund for financing energy-saving initiatives, WMU was among the first universities to abandon coal as a fuel source.
7:23 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Michigan lawmakers push federal government for aid to Great Lakes

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Representatives hope to speed up backlog of dredging projects in Great Lakes
Washington - A trio of Michigan lawmakers introduced federal legislation Thursday aimed at securing long-awaited funding for Great Lakes dredging and harbor maintenance projects. U.S. Reps. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township; Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls; and Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, partnered on the Great Lakes Navigation System Sustainability Act designed to treat the Great Lakes as one unit for budgeting purposes to ensure their harbors receive adequate funding.

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