WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES

1 AM UNTIL 4 PM THURSDAY

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES remain for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, and Newaygo counties from 1 AM until 4 PM Thursday afternoon.  Snow, sleet, and freezing rain develop shortly after midnight and prior to your Thursday morning commute.  Roads will be slippery; freezing rain and sleet ultimately transition to snow by late morning or midday Thursday.  Ice accumulations and the timing make this event impactful for all travelers.  Snowfall accumulations ... Holland to Lansing and north: 1" to 2" ... south of that line including Kalamazoo: less than 2/10" of ice, very little snow.

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Bill would ban plastic bags in California

Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
    
SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote Friday. It was approved by the Assembly a day earlier.
    
Senators who had previously opposed the bill, including incoming Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat, this time supported the measure after protections were added for plastic bag manufacturers.
    
The bill would prohibit single-use plastic bags at grocery stores and large pharmacies in 2015 and at convenience stores in 2016.
    
It includes $2 million in loans to help manufacturers shift to producing reusable bags and lets grocers charge 10 cents each for paper and reusable bags.
    
A statewide ban had been a goal for lawmakers trying to reduce the buildup of plastic waste. About 100 local jurisdictions in California already have adopted similar bans.

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