SW Michigan

7:29 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Michigan lawmakers consider tying fuel taxes to wholesale price of gas, diesel

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Governor Snyder has called for $1.2-billion to improve Michigan's roads and bridges
Lansing - The state Treasury Department could adjust the gas tax rate based on the average price of wholesale gasoline under legislation seeking to raise $1.5 billion more annually for road improvements.
6:20 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Large turnout for Battle Creek workshop on illegal guns

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Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell is one of the 13 mayors of Michigan cities that have joined coalition
It was standing room only at City Hall as more than 100 people gathered to sound off on a national gun violence coalition that Battle Creek has been asked to join. City commissioners held a workshop Tuesday to discuss whether to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a network of more than 900 cities.
Kalamazoo River Oil Spill
9:28 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

InsideClimate News wins Pulitzer for story on Kalamazoo River oil spill

Kalamazoo River - file photo
Credit WMUK

An online news organization that covers the environment related issues has won a Pulitzer Prize for its story of oil pipeline safety. Their story included a look at the 2010 oil spill on the Kalamazoo River. 

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9:00 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Restrictions on who can be taken to Kalamazoo County Jail because of overcrowding

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Facility will only be receiving certain offenders because it is over capacity
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
E-mails from Undersheriff Pali Matyas, including one sent out just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, said restrictions were in place at the jail given the overcrowding and the facility would only be receiving "felony warrant arrests for a crime of violence," new arrests for "either felony or misdemeanor for crimes of violence only" and new drunk-driving arrests.
7:27 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Kalamazoo Marathon organizers take extra precaution after Boston Marathon bombing

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Officials want to be ready for "anything and everything" when third annual Marathon is run on May 5th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Blaine Lam's regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday morning with police and security officials took on a bit more importance as he continued to plan and prepare for the May 5 Kalamazoo Marathon and Borgess Run for the Health of It events.

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