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Michigan wind farms got a boost from the state Supreme Court on Thursday. The court said it would not hear a case from townships that sought to restrict the development of wind farms.

Schuette Files Lawsuit to Close Abortion Clinic

Apr 8, 2016

Michigan Attorney Bill Schuette has filed a lawsuit to shut down an abortion clinic in Detroit.
    
Schuette’s office says this is the third time the anti-abortion Republican has used this particular law to shut down an abortion provider – in this case, the Summit Women’s Center in Detroit.     

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo County has shed some light on former administrator Terrence Neuzil’s departure, releasing records that detail claims about inappropriate comments Neuzil is said to have made to and about female staff.

Neuzil resigned on Tuesday less than four months after the county hired him. He released an email statement Thursday calling the allegations a “false” and “malicious” attack.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Tomme Maile lives near the rail yard on Mills Street in Kalamazoo - so close, he says, he can smell the diesel from his house.

The short-line railroad Grand Elk puts trains together there. Maile says he’d always known it as Botsford Yard. But sometime in the last few years he noticed the name had changed to Gearhart.

“I was kind of concerned that rich history would be lost with the name change,” he says, noting that the yard has been around a long time.

Maile wanted to know: how long has there been a rail yard on Mills Street, and why the new name?


Gordon Evans / WMUK

The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday evening to accept County Administrator Terrence Neuzil’s resignation. Neuzil had been on the job for less than four months.

Corporate Counsel Thom Canny says the county was in the midst of investigating a personnel matter concerning Neuzil, and the administrator offered to resign before the investigation had concluded. Commissioners placed Neuzil on paid leave three weeks ago.


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