SW Michigan

6:18 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Northern Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes Dedicated as Federally Protected Wilderness

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Bill was first to pass both chambers of Congress since 2009
EMPIRE, MI - Some 32,500 acres of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was formally dedicated as protected wilderness this weekend. The ceremony on Friday, May 30 at the No. 3 dune overlook on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive followed legislation signed into law this spring that designates nearly half of the 71,199-acre National Lakeshore as wilderness under the National Wilderness Preservation System.
6:09 am
Mon June 2, 2014

New Kalamazoo Airport Director Optimistic About Future

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David Reid says the airport is trying to market itself to flyers from the area
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - When it comes to the future of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, David Reid sees clear skies. Passenger air traffic is up, the new airport director says. The airport is self-sustaining. The business community is engaged with helping its growth.
SW Michigan
4:57 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Upton: Heads at Veterans' Affairs "Needed to Roll"

Credit WMUK

Representative Fred Upton says he’s glad the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will soon be “under new leadership.”

Department secretary Eric Shinseki resigned today. The V.A. is facing intense criticism following allegations that veterans were mistreated at its hospitals.

In a statement, Upton says Shinseki has had an “honorable and distinguished career in service to our country” but that the scandal meant “heads needed to roll.”

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4:52 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

SOS Drops Efforts to Keep Conyers Off Ballot

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Conyers' candidacy in the Democratic primary August 5 had been in question after the Wayne Co. Circuit Clerk ruled he hadn't met the requirement to gather 1,000 signatures.
The Michigan Secretary of State will not appeal a judge's order to place U.S. Rep. John Conyers on the primary ballot. "Based on the facts of the judge's order, the state has decided not to appeal in the Conyers case," according to the Secretary of State's Office.
6:50 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Planned Ordination of Womanpriest moved because of harassment

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Bishop is warning Catholics not to participate in Saturday's ceremony
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
THREE OAKS, MI -- Lillian Lewis, who is to be ordained as a priest Saturday by a dissident Catholic group, says harassing phone calls have forced relocation of the ceremony. The event originally was to be held at the First Congregational Church in Three Oaks, where Lewis resides.

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