SW Michigan

Campaign Spending
6:53 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Analysis Shows Independent Spending Dominating Gubernatorial and Senate Campaigns

Credit WMUK

Most of the money being spent on ads in Michigan's campaign for Governor and U.S. Senate comes from outside groups. 

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7:54 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Local Officials Tour Allied Paper Landfill Site

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EPA is considering multiple options for cleaning site. Local leaders have called for total removal of PCB contamination
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- After a tour of the former Allied Paper site that gave many local officials their first look from inside the fences, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell on Tuesday urged federal officials to explore emerging technologies in finding a solution to cleaning up the contaminated property.
7:48 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Kalamazoo College Students Sues Over Ground Beef Contamination

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Woman ate hamburger at two restaurants in Southeast Michigan
A Kalamazoo college student, Rachel Tamminga, 22, has filed a lawsuit against Wolverine Packing Co. after she said she was hospitalized for six days with E. Coli O157:H7 poisoning. She had eaten hamburger at two Farmington-area restaurants, according to the complaint filed in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court
7:41 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Michigan Legislature Approves Compromise Raising State Minimum Wage to $9.25 an Hour

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Group is scheduled to turn in signatures Wednesday for ballot proposal to raise minimum wage higher
LANSING - Michigan's minimum wage would increase to $9.25 per hour under a compromise bill approved by state Legislature on Tuesday. The bill gradually would raise the minimum wage from $7.40 per hour to $9.25 per hour by 2018. The rate for tipped employees, which is currently $2.65, would be 38 percent of the regular minimum wage.
2:34 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

House Committee Approves Boosting Minimum Wage to $8.50

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Senate bill raises state minimum wage to $9.20, ballot proposal would boost it to $10.10 an hour
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING - Michigan's minimum wage would increase to $8.50 per hour under the latest proposal up for debate in the state Legislature. The House Government Operations Committee on Tuesday approved a substitute version of Senate Bill 934 that implements smaller wage increases than the version passed by the full Senate.

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