WestSouthwest

Pipeline Safety
8:19 am
Thu July 17, 2014

WSW: Environmental Groups Want Federal Study of Pipeline Safety

One of the largest oil spills in history happened on the Kalamazoo River in 2010 - file photo
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WestSouthwest with Jennifer McKay

When a pipeline ruptured near Marshall in 2010 it spilled hundreds of thousand of gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. 

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Emergency Manager Law
7:15 am
Thu July 17, 2014

WSW: Could Michigan Improve Its Emergency Manager Law?

Benton Harbor is one of 17 communities in Michigan at some point in the Emergency Manager process
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WestSouthwest with Chastity Pratt-Dawsey

    

Bridge Magazine finds that Michigan's Emergency Managers Law is one of the most aggressive of its kind in the nation. 

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July 14, 2014
8:11 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WestSouthwest July 14, 2014

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WestSoiuthwest July 14, 2014

An analysis of the only ballot proposal on the August ballot, and an effort to get voters to focus on children's issues in this year's election. 

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Election 2014
8:09 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WSW: Children's Issues in This Year's Election

Sandbox
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WestSouthwest with Matt Gillard

There's "pocket book," "hot button" and social issues. Then there's the "Sandbox Party." 

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Election 2014
7:15 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WSW: Voters Will Decide Fate of Personal Property Tax

File photo of Three Rivers City Hall. The Citizen's Research Council report shows Three Rivers is one of the Michigan municipalities that relies most heavily on the Personal Property Tax
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WestSouthwest with Eric Lupher

Most statewide ballot questions are decided in November. But one proposal on the August ballot would change how property taxes are assessed in Michigan. 

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