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  • Senate Bills 169 and 170, proposed STEM legislation, seek House approval - April 17, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Michigan students would get a leg up on earning a job in a high-skilled career or continuing their education under legislation approved by the state Senate on Thursday. Senate Bills 169 and 170, sponsored by Senators John Proos and Phil Pavlov, would allow a student to receive a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) certification on their high school diploma. The STEM endorsement could also be visible on student transcripts Read more…

  • Michigan’s automobile insurance system reform earns priase from Sen. Proos - April 17, 2015 at 12:02 am

    After the Michigan Senate approved legislation on Thursday to reform the fee process in Michigan’s automobile insurance system in an effort to contain costs to consumers, Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, issued a following statement. “This is about standing up for Michigan drivers and families by making reforms that will protect consumers from fraud and eliminate uncertainty in the current insurance claim process. “Importantly, this reform strengthens transparency for citizens Read more…

  • Cass County Animal Control seeking Animal Control Officer part–time - April 17, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Cass County Animal Control has an immediate opening for an Animal Control Officer part–time. Applications are on www.casscountymi.org or at the Animal Shelter in Cassopolis. This Position will be required to work some holidays and weekends and also requires you to be on call during some nights and weekends.

  • The Michigan unemployment rate nearly matches the U.S. jobless rate - April 16, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    For the first time in nearly 15 years, the Michigan unemployment rate nearly matches the U.S. jobless rate. At 5.6 percent, March’s jobless rate hovers just a scant tenth of a percentage point above the official U.S. average of 5.5 percent. Even before the start of the great recession in 2007, the gap between the state and U.S. rate was nearly 2.5 full percentage points. By June 2009, six months Read more…

  • Vicki Pratt, President of Cornerstone Alliance, has resigned - April 16, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Cornerstone Alliance Chairman John Janick announced today that Vicki Pratt, President of Cornerstone Alliance, has resigned her position. Pratt stated she had achieved her mission far earlier than expected and was excited to move on to her next opportunity. “Vicki is an accomplished professional in her field,” said Janick. She was asked to help redirect the organization to sharpen the focus on the fundamentals associated with traditional economic development programs. Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Boston Woman Finally Frees Snow-Bound Car After Two Months

    File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) –  For Boston resident Jillian Tenen, this year’s record-shattering winter proved too much for her 2007 Honda Civic. Tenen’s car became buried on a street corner in her Bay Village neighborhood after the first big snowfall in late January — and remained there as more snow fell, and the plows kept plowing. Boston set a record this winter for the most snow ever. After nearly seven weeks, Read more…

  • Amazon Gets FAA Approval to Test Delivery Drones, But There’s a Catch

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Amazon’s dream of drone delivery has been cleared for testing by the Federal Aviation Administration, however the small victory for the retailer comes with plenty of restrictions. The FAA issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to Amazon on Thursday that will allow the company to begin testing its fleet of delivery drones outdoors. Amazon had previously been testing them inside its Washington facility. Under the new ruling, Amazon will Read more…

  • Iran Nuclear Negotiations – Your Questions Answered

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As the U.S. approaches a deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, here are some basic facts about the negotiations to keep in mind: What is the deadline? The deadline for a deal between Iran and the P5+1 (U.S., U.K., Russia, China, France + Germany) on a broad technical framework for Iran’s nuclear program is March 31, as established by Secretary of State John Kerry in November when Read more…

  • FBI Now Probing Outgoing Rep. Aaron Schock

    US Congress(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) — The FBI office in Illinois’ state capital has opened a criminal investigation aimed at Rep. Aaron Schock. Federal prosecutors in Springfield are assisting with the probe, which is looking at whether certain actions by the outgoing congressman violated federal law. Even Schock’s father has acknowledged his son’s ethics troubles might lead to time behind bars. “[It] all depends on what the Department of Justice wants to Read more…

  • Suge Knight’s Bail Set at $25 Million, Producer Collapses After Hearing

    Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) –  The bail hearing for rap mogul Suge Knight took place Friday in Los Angeles and ended with the amount set at the prosecution’s request of $25 million. The Death Row Records co-founder has pleaded not guilty to his charges of alleged murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run stemming from an incident that took place at the end of January in Compton, California. The judge in the Read more…