SW Michigan

6:19 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Battle Creek Commissioners Delay Decision on Food Trucks

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Commissioners say postponing vote will allow answers to more questions
Food trucks hit a speed bump Tuesday night as Battle Creek commissioners voted to delay their first vote on allowing them downtown.
9:11 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Senate Approves Detroit Aid Package

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Snyder calls it "great day in Michigan history"
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday hailed Senate passage of "grand bargain" legislation designed to speed up the city's exit from bankruptcy and minimize retiree pension cuts, signaling his intent to sign the bills into law later this week.
SW Michigan
3:33 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

WMU Gets Sustainability Award

Solar panels near WMU's Miller Auditorium
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University has won a "Climate Leadership Award". The honor by the group Second Nature recognizes efforts by colleges and universities to promote sustainability. Second Nature was started as part of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment that includes Western. It is among six schools picked for this year's award.

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7:22 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Poll Shows Amash With Big Lead Over Primary Challenger

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Republican incumbent has a lead of nearly two to one over Brian Ellis. Poll also finds that 35% are undecided
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - U.S. Rep. Justin Amash holds a wide lead over challenger Brian Ellis in a recent poll, providing a glimpse into the Third District just two months before the candidates compete. A poll from Lansing-based Practical Political Consulting shows Amash, R-Cascade Township, with 42 percent and Ellis with 23 percent - almost a two to one lead.
7:05 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Snyder Calls for Programs to Help Older Adults

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By 2030 one in four Michigan residents will be at least 60 years old
Rochester Michigan is going to put people above programs in its plan for long-term care for the elderly, Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday during a special message to the Legislature on aging. The simple truth is that Michigan has work to do to prepare for its growing older adult population, Snyder said during a visit to the Older Persons Commission in Rochester.