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Friday | MLive.com

Brad Flory column: Six reasons not to hate Jackson's new downtown park

This failure may get me thrown out of the International Brotherhood of Gripers and Bellyachers, but I cannot do it.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Energy, Opinion

Mon Jul 07, 2014

MLive.com

Tornado damage: Here's what happened, what's next for Kentwood and Wyoming

The impact of Sunday night's tornado that ravaged homes and businesses in the Kentwood and Wyoming areas will be something residents live with for a while.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Wyoming, MI, Kentwood, MI, Energy, Hurricane, Weather

MLive.com

Tornado damage: Here's what happened, what's next for Kentwood and Wyoming

The impact of Sunday night's tornado that ravaged homes and businesses in the Kentwood and Wyoming areas will be something residents live with for a while.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Wyoming, MI, Kentwood, MI, Energy, Hurricane, Weather

Thu Jul 03, 2014

MLive.com

Federally-subsidized, $638,000 park in heart of Jackson is opening salvo in city's Anchor Initiative

A new, federally-subsidized park in the heart of Jackson is the first concrete step in majorly changing the face of downtown - and attracting residents to the city's core.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Energy, Napoleon, MI

Wed Jul 02, 2014

MLive.com

Column: Consumers Energy's latest wind farm is a step in the right direction

With a completion date later this year, Consumers' latest wind farm will produce enough electricity to power 40,000 homes, shrink Consumers' carbon footprint by millions of tons of carbon dioxide and approach the state-mandated renewable portfolio standard.

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Related Topix: Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Caro, MI, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Wind Power, Opinion

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Lansing State Journal

About 219,000 power outages remain after storms; 1,400 in mid-Michigan

Trees lay toppled Tuesday across parts of Michigan by severe early summer thunderstorms that also knocked out power to more than 230,000 homes and businesses, including 1,800 in mid-Michigan.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Energy, DTE Energy, Ingham County, MI, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Clinton County, MI

MLive.com

Severe storm damage keeps many busy cleaning up in Jackson County

A severe overnight storm that ripped through southern Michigan left thousands without power and had tree removal professionals, road crews and Consumers Energy employees busy cleaning up the damage Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, MI, Michigan, Energy, Weather, Calhoun County, MI, Parma, MI

MLive.com

Consumers Energy continues 'experiment' projects with businesses, homeowners to produce...

Consumers Energy is generating interest in solar power energy production by continuing to team up with businesses and homeowners to produce energy, completely from the sun.

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Related Topix: Energy, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Kalamazoo County, MI, Grand Traverse County, MI, Ottawa County, MI, Michigan

WLNS-TV Lansing

UPDATED: 911 Lines Restored; Power Out; Damage As Storm Hits Mid-Michigan

With temperatures soaring into the 80's, a snow removal violation is about the last thing you'd expect in the mail.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Energy, Calhoun County, MI, Hillsdale County, MI, Shiawassee County, MI, Clinton County, MI

MLive.com

Thousands without power in Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee counties after overnight storm

A severe summer storm late Monday night and early Tuesday morning has left thousands in southern Michigan without electricity Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Hillsdale, MI, Jackson County, MI, Energy

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Michigan's wind energy industry soaring

The shift to renewable energy sources in Michigan -- particularly wind -- has picked up in the past few years and could get more of a boost as the Obama administration seeks a 30% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, advocates and utility companies say.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Fri Jun 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Announces 20th Season, 7/17-8/17

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival will open their 20th Anniversary Season, July 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Jackson, MI, Energy, Recreational Vehicle, Award

Thu Jun 26, 2014

MLive.com

Jackson, Summit Township firefighters take part in tower rescue training in Marshall

Eleven firefighters from all over Michigan are better prepared for rope-based and tower rescue missions now that they completed a seven-day specialty tower rescue training program.

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Related Topix: Michigan, St. Clair Shores, MI, Port Huron, MI, Energy, Fire, Jackson County, MI

MLive.com

Editorial: New park shows city leaders are committed to improving downtown

A vacant, 1-acre parcel of property - where the former Consumers Energy headquarters once stood - is soon to be redeveloped into a downtown park designed to draw residents to the city's urban core.

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Related Topix: Energy, Opinion

Wed Jun 25, 2014

MLive.com

Former Tax Tribunal chairman to represent city in Consumers tax dispute

The city of Zeeland has retained a past chief judge of the Michigan Tax Tribunal to represent the city in a tax assessment dispute with Consumers Energy over the utility's natural gas-fired power plant before the state panel.

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Related Topix: Zeeland, MI, Energy

WHTC

Busy Municipal Meeting Wednesday Along Lakeshore

The gas fired power plant owned by Consumers Energy in Zeeland has challenged a tax assessment, as the Jackson-based utility claims that there is a huge gap between the actual value and the taxable value of their holdings.

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Related Topix: Energy, Zeeland, MI

Tue Jun 24, 2014

MLive.com

Jackson officials set to vote on downtown park project this week, bids higher than expected

Officials may opt to spend about $240,000 more than expected for a new downtown Jackson park and renovations to two existing parks at their City Council meeting this week.

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Related Topix: Energy, Ann Arbor, MI

Sat Jun 21, 2014

MLive.com

Consumers Energy tax appeal could cost Zeeland city, schools $1.75 million

Consumers Energy Corp. is challenging an assessment by the city of Zeeland for its natural-gas fired power plant on the city's northeast side - and if successful, could cost the city and local schools a combined $1.75 million in tax revenues.

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Related Topix: Zeeland, MI, Energy, Ludington, MI

MLive.com

MLive readers debate merits of new downtown Jackson park with estimated price tag of $400,000

The park site, at 212 W. Michigan Ave., once housed the former Consumers Energy headquarters building and has been vacant since contractors finished demolishing the structure last fall .

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Related Topix: Energy, Social Software

MLive.com

Consumers Energy gets OK to eliminate renewable energy surcharge from customers' bills

Consumers Energy 's residential customers will soon see a 52-cent surcharge for renewable energy vanish from their bill, starting in July.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power, Tuscola County, MI

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