SW Michigan

8:47 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Report Critical of Kellogg's Efforts on Climate Change

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Kellogg representative says company "has long been committed to doing what is right for environment and society"
Kellogg Co. has one of the worst track records among the largest food and beverage companies in addressing climate change and is "not doing nearly enough to cut their own carbon footprint," according to a report released late Monday.
4:25 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Senate Panel May Increase Funding in Roads Proposal

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Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville would like to triple the amount the House has proposed for road funding.
The Michigan Senate is poised to consider if it's time to spend significantly more maintaining deteriorating roads. A Senate panel on Tuesday will hold a hearing on a House-approved plan to pump $450 million into Michigan's $2.6 billion budget for road projects.
9:27 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Plainwell Superintendent Was Suspended for Breach of Protocol During Weapons Related Incident

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Incident involved a fake gun brought to school
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PLAINWELL, MI - Plainwell Community Schools Superintendent Susan Wakefield was given a one-day suspension earlier this month for failing to comply with established safety protocol related to a weapons incident. Her actions, however, put no students in danger, according to statements made by school board president Amy Blades.
9:21 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Kalamazoo Commission Approves Additional $160,000 to Advocate for Clean up of Landfill

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Environmental Protection Agency considering multiple options for cleaning up Allied Paper site
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved allocating another $160,000 in the city's fight to clean up contaminated soil on the Allied Paper site in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood. The approval brings the city's allocation toward lobbying and advocacy for removal of the toxic soil up to $360,000.
7:50 am
Tue May 20, 2014

State Senate Committee to Consider Road Funding Bills Tuesday

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House has approved additional $450-million for roads
The Michigan Senate is poised to consider if it's time to spend significantly more maintaining deteriorating roads. A Senate panel on Tuesday will hold a hearing on a House-approved plan to pump $450 million into Michigan's $2.6 billion budget for road projects.

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