SW Michigan

8:02 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Kalamazoo residents oppose EPA plan for contaminated landfill

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More than a hundred people showed their opposition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan for the Allied Paper Landfill site at a Kalamazoo meeting last night.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Dustin Harback lives steps from the Allied Paper landfill site. His 11-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son go to Parkwood Upjohn Elementary School and his family drives by the landfill daily. Harback said he wanted to join "some people that want to be bold and change the community."
7:55 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Binder Park Zoo helps preserve endangered Mexican gray wolves

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Through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan program, Binder Park Zoo collected genetic material from the gray wolves for future breeding.
Future generations of Mexican gray wolves will be able to thank Binder Park Zoo for their existence.
7:53 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Citizens scrutinize safety of Palisade Nuclear Plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Palisades Nuclear Plant in South Haven operated safely in 2012, despite several leaks.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- Over 100 people turned out Tuesday night for a public meeting about the Palisades nuclear plant, some of them voicing concerns and asking questions regarding the condition of the plant's nuclear reactor, storage of nuclear waste and general plant safety.
2:39 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

BC Commissioner seeks meeting on police issues

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The FBI, the MIchigan Attorney General's Office, and the Michigan State Police have declined requests to look into allegations by City Commissioner Jeffrey Domenico.
A Battle Creek city commissioner who has alleged corruption and illegal activities in the police department is proposing a meeting next week. "I would like to put a lot of people at the table and hash this out," Commissioner Jeffrey Domenico said Monday. "Maybe there is no reason to escalate this further."
2:16 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Kalamazoo County government pay and benefits examined

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Battani says Kalamazoo County could face a budget shortfall of about $82 million within the next five years unless changes are made.
Kalamazoo County Administrator Peter Battani will introduce the topic on Tuesday, and will aim to have the board start discussions on retiree health care at its April 16 meeting. Battani said the board will discuss retiree health care first because the county has an unfunded liability of about $65 million.

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