SW Michigan

6:19 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Calhoun County health care providers identify obesity and health care access as top concerns

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Community needs assessment is required as part of federal Affordable Health Care Act
It's official: obesity, nutrition and fitness are Calhoun County's top health priorities. That's according to a new report from a group of area health care providers and others who joined together to meet a goal required by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
8:53 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

State House, Senate agree on education, hunting fees, not Medicaid

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Most budget bills passed along party lines in the Republican controlled House and Senate
LANSING - As the $50.9-billion state budget winds its way through the state Legislature, there are areas of agreement with Gov. Rick Snyder's spending plan and some big areas of contention. The House of Representatives approved the two omnibus budgets Wednesday: one covering all of the education-related fiscal plans, and the other dealing with the rest of the state government.
8:43 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

City of Kalamazoo Human Resources Director leaving for job in Key West

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Jerome Post has worked for the city since 2001
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- City of Kalamazoo Human Resources Director Jerome Post is leaving his job for a human resources job in Key West, Fla., city administration announced Wednesday. Post will leave his post May 28 to become the human resources director for the city of Key West.
8:38 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Stryker profits drop 13% due to product recalls

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Net sales in the first quarter were up compared to a year ago
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Some analysts were expecting Stryker to report earnings of $1.01 per share, up 2 percent from a year ago, according to Thomas Reuters. The earnings report includes a $40 million charge from the voluntary recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, bringing total charges for this recall to $230 million.
3:57 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Flooding receeds a foot-per-day in Grand Rapids

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Due to heavy rains these past weeks, Grand Rapids beat its 104-year-old record for rainfall in the month of April. It surpassed rainfall in April 1909 by more than two inches.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The Gerald R. Ford freeway exits to Market Avenue, closed during the recent record flood, are now open. The ramps are the latest to open among several announced today by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Water from the Grand River is receding at a rate of about one foot per day.

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