SW Michigan

7:07 am
Thu May 8, 2014

City of Kalamazoo Sued Over Water and Sewer Charges

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Complaint says city has "manipulated and overstated" rates
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Several Kalamazoo County townships are among 11 entities that have filed a joint lawsuit against the city of Kalamazoo alleging it has intentionally inflated the water and sewer rates.
6:48 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Schuette's Brief in Same-Sex Marriage Case Calls for Same Legal Reasoning as Affirmative Action Case

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Attorney General says Michigan voters should have right to define marriage as between one man and one woman
In a brief filed in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday evening, Schuette repeatedly brought up the Supreme Court's ruling that Michigan voters had the right to ban universities from using affirmative action in admissions decisions.
6:20 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Federal Grant Helps Saint Joseph Marina

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Officials say transient boat traffic won't interfere with commercial activity
ST. JOSEPH - This summer, boaters will be able to tie up at the Harbor Shores marina while they play a round of golf or have lunch at Plank's Tavern thanks to an almost $700,000 federal grant, said D. Jeffrey Noel, president of Harbor Shores.
6:14 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Kalamazoo County Board Appoints Another Acting Health Officer

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Josh Jacobs was appointed acting health officer after Linda Vail's departure. But he is moving to California
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners appointed its second acting health officer in as many months at its meeting Tuesday night. Lynne Norman, the clinical services division manager for Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services who has been with the department since 1999, was appointed by the board to fill the vacancy left by the departure of former acting health officer Josh Jacobs.
11:23 am
Wed May 7, 2014

House Committees Approve Bills to Boost Road Funding

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Bills in the Tax Policy and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees passed with bipartisan support
LANSING - A wide-ranging package of bills that will bring more than $400 million for road repairs passed two House committees this morning. Two bills will shift about $370 million in sales and use tax revenues from the general fund to roads.

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