SW Michigan

2:00 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Senate Majority Leader cool to electoral college change

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Bill was introduced in 2012, but not acted on. It would award most electoral votes by Congressional district.
Lansing - Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville said Tuesday he doesn't necessarily agree with a proposal to change the rule under which Michigan awards its 16 electoral votes to the presidential candidate winning the popular-vote majority. Rep.
8:01 am
Tue January 29, 2013

State Superintendent calls for big raises for teachers

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Michael Flanagan says increasing academic standards won't do much good without qualified math and science teachers
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan wants teachers to get a big pay boost. Flanagan, speaking before science experts at Michigan State University today, called on teachers in Michigan to make $100,000-plus salaries to attract more mathematicians and scientists into teaching, according to a news release from the Michigan Department of Education.
7:33 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Former State Supreme Court Justice due in court Tuesday

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Diane Hathaway resigned from the state's highest court earlier this month.
Former Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway is to get her day in court today. After 20 years on the Wayne County and Supreme Court benches, Hathaway is scheduled to stand before a federal judge at 10:30 a.m. in Ann Arbor and is expected to plead guilty to a felony bank fraud charge.
6:55 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Waterfront Film Festival office opens in South Haven

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This year will be the first that festival is held in South Haven. Saugatuck had been home to Waterfront Film Festival since 1999.
SOUTH HAVEN - Organizers want to be ready when an estimated 16,000 and film fans and filmmakers converge on South Haven for the 2013 WaterFront Film Festival.
6:41 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Report says dune in South Haven should be stabilized to develop property

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Stabilizing the dune could be "intensive and expensive" effort.
SOUTH HAVEN - The large dune dominating the Syndicate Park subdivision in South Haven Township must be stabilized if the property is to reach its potential, according to a report.

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