SW Michigan

6:16 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Michigan Wine Industry Looks to Change Perception

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Price is also a factor in trying to boost sales
Despite being decades ahead of the state's craft breweries in coming to market, Michigan's wine industry has yet to experience the same explosion in popularity. While the industry has taken longer to mature, its stakeholders still have high hopes for Michigan's winemakers, which are largely clustered in the northwest and southwest Lower Peninsula along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Read More: http://mibiz.com
8:55 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Whirlpool, OutCenter of Benton Harbor Represent Change in Attitudes on Gay Rights

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Benton Harbor company's CEO part of business group calling for state law to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation
A tectonic shift has taken place across America over the past 10 years in the acceptance of same-sex marriage and the gay lifestyle. A 2013 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 51 percent of Americans support allowing gays and lesbians to legally marry.
8:36 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

A Look at Governor Snyder's 1,100 Gifts Since Taking Office

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There is no legal requirement for Michigan's governor to disclose gifts
LANSING - A Slinky, plated with 14-karat gold, from the firm that purchased the Michigan-based maker of the iconic toy. A ceremonial shield and spear from Kenya. A box of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes with Gov. Rick Snyder's picture on it.
5:07 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Great Lakes Water Levels Rise as Snow Melts

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Lakes are at or nearing their long-term averages
Great Lakes water levels are definitely rising due to the ample snow melt in the last two months. The top pictures were taken at a location where it is easy to see the change. The shoreline at the Old Mission Peninsula Lighthouse in Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan drops off very slowly.
2:41 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Crimes Against Elderly Up, as Population Ages

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Often the law protects those taking money
It's about following the money in elder abuse cases. While there are reports of physical abuse of older people in Calhoun County, experts agree most crimes against the elderly are financial. The majority perpetrated by family and friends. "The financial is the most prevalent," said Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert.