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Niles residents’ electric rates to increase

The average Niles utilities customer will see an increase of just a few dollars a month after the Niles City Council approved a 5.9 percent ... Read more  | Add your comment

Kids Count study looks at children of the recession

High unemployment is hurting the economic security of children in Michigan with one in every eight children living in a household struggling with job loss ... Read more  | Add your comment

Michigan’s unemployment rate 10.9 percent

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased in July by four-tenths of a percentage point to 10.9 percent, according to data released today by the Michigan ... Read more  | Add your comment

‘Sexting’ among teens addressed at public forum

Think the situation involving five area high school students charged with sexting-related offenses in May was an isolated incident? Read more  | Add your comment

City of Niles’ budget $4,200 in the red

Facing more than $450,000 in necessary cuts, how did the city of Niles do in its budgeting process? Read more  | Add your comment

Mother speaks out

Mother speaks out

In just three months, Martell Miller, who would be starting his senior year at Niles High School, will be seated in a courtroom rather than ... Read more  | Add your comment

Stabenow, Levin both vote in favor of debt ceiling deal

Congress passed the debt ceiling deal Tuesday after the U.S. Senate approved it with a vote of 74 to 26. Read more  | Add your comment

Primary election: Bertrand voter turnout high in election to replace recalled officers

The Bertrand Township Board is complete after voters elected Scott Bonner as the new township supervisor and Alice Kring to the vacant trustee post. Read more  | Add your comment

Pitbull attacks prompt township to consider drafting ordinance

The Niles Township Board is considering drafting its own animal control ordinance after a dog killed a cat and injured another dog in a township ... Read more  | Add your comment

Forum to address the future of area youth

Georgia Boggs is getting tired of seeing area youth on the front page of the newspaper for all the wrong reasons. Read more  | Add your comment

Kidwell recall effort faltering as organizers scramble for petition signatures

It appears Niles Township Supervisor Jim Kidwell is safe from being recalled from office barring a furious last-minute effort by recall organizers. Read more  | Add your comment

Opinions mixed about end to ‘Last In First Out’

New legislation signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder last week will change the way educators and administrators are evaluated for performance and effectiveness. Read more  | Add your comment

Proos: Jobs, jobs, jobs still the focus

Job creation and job growth are still the buzz words around Lansing, according to State Sen. John Proos. Read more  | Add your comment

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  1. Buchanan district gauging public’s interest in trying for a bond again  | Add your comment
  2. Garbage guru  | Add your comment
  3. Twp. treasurer threatens lawsuit against supervisor  | Add your comment
  4. Landfill interim named manager  | Add your comment
  5. Second recall effort under way against Proos  | Add your comment
  6. Nichols’ bond reduced  | Add your comment
  7. Municipalities backing millage  | Add your comment
  8. 145 registered sex offenders live in Niles; info available online  | Add your comment
  9. Washington, Martin to go to trial  | Add your comment
  10. Niles Community Schools still seeking $750K in budget cuts  | Add your comment
  11. Nichols now facing 13 counts  | Add your comment
  12. Summer parks program may lose city funding  | Add your comment

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