SW Michigan

1:11 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

House Bill Could Allow Toll Roads

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Sponsor says she's hoping for other types of public-private partnerships
LANSING, MI -- Michigan could partner with private companies to operate and charge tolls on new highways or added lanes under a House Bill that has raised eyebrows in the ongoing debate over long-term road funding options.
7:24 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission to Consider Water and Sewer Rate Increase Monday Night

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Kalamazoo water system supplies water to city and several surrounding townships
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners will vote tonight on ordinance amendments that would raise water and sewer rates for customers of Kalamazoo's system. City commissioners held first readings of the ordinance amendments at their April 21 meeting. Residents living in the city could see their combined water and sewer bills go up 5 percent.
6:51 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Battle Creek Officials Hope to Improve Promotion of Kellogg Airport

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The airport's 10,000 foot runway needs to be rehabilitated. Fire services at the Air National Guard Base are about to depart
The city of Battle Creek may make changes to one of its committees in an effort to better promote the W.K. Kellogg Airport.
6:16 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Another Review of Conyers' Petitions to Begin

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Evaluation of petition signatures is expected to be completed by Wednesday
Detroit An attorney for U.S. Rep. John Conyers said Sunday he expects some invalidated petition signatures for the Detroit Democrat to be restored following a methodical and tedious review beginning this week as he seeks to keep Conyers on the primary ballot. But John Pirich cautioned Sunday he wouldnt speculate about what percentage of signatures may be resurrected.
7:44 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Documents Show Rules May Have Been Bent for Steel Mill in Dearborn

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Area residents and environmental activists raising questions about state regulations
Did state agency lobby to bend rules on pollutants at Dearborn steel mill? The Severstal Dearborn steel plant, one of Michigan's worst air polluters, wants to 'correct' its 2006 state emissions permit to allow the release of harmful pollutants