SW Michigan

9:05 am
Thu July 17, 2014

More Problems Reported for Company Providing Food Service in Michigan Prisons

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80 Aramark workers have now been banned from prison property for various infractions
LANSING - In a development a state government spokesman described as "unprecedented," four Aramark prison workers at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia were fired Wednesday for having inappropriate sexual contact with inmates inside a walk-in cooler, a Corrections Department official confirmed.
8:33 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Upton Raises $2.4-Million for Campaign

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Democrat Paul Clements has brought in a little less than $500,000. Republican challenger Jim Bussler has raised in just under $5,000
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - With less than a month to go before the Republican primary, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, has raised $2.446 million to campaign for Michigan's 6th District, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
7:20 am
Thu July 17, 2014

New Battle Creek Police Chief Sworn in

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Jim Blocker had been interim chief since Jackie Hampton retired
Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker was sworn in to the permanent office.
6:46 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Battle Creek Launches Program to Reduce Downtown Vacancy Rate

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Rental support will be provided in exchange for businesses maintaining specific hours and participating in training and mentoring
Development officials have launched a new program to help retail businesses open shop in the heart of the city as they look for creative ways to fill up downtown Battle Creek's vacant storefronts. Tuesday, Battle Creek Unlimited's Downtown Partnership unveiled its Retail Acceleration Program.
Unemployment Rate
6:32 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Michigan's Unemployment Rate Unchanged in June

Credit WMUK

Michigan's unemployment rate was unchanged in June. A news release from the Department of Management, Technology and Budget said the seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained at 7.5%. 

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