WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES

UNTIL 8 PM

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES remain for all of West Michigan for an accumulation of snow followed by sleet and freezing rain and even plain rain.  The ADVISORIES last until 8 PM everywhere save for Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties where the expiration time is 1 PM.  Snowfall ranges from 1" to 3" near and south of I-96 including Kalamazoo.  North of I-96, amounts may be greater in a range from 2" to 4".  Once snow transitions to freezing rain, ice accumulations of 1/10" perhaps upwards of 2/10" are possible.  Plus, secondary and back roads are likely to remain icy even when air temperatures reach the middle 30s this afternoon.  Please be careful traveling!

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Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says America's federal government contracts should not subsidize discrimination.

Obama is speaking during a signing ceremony for an executive order that will prohibit employment discrimination against gay and transgender workers by the federal government and its contracting agencies.

The president says many in the crowd, including government officials and gay rights advocates, have waited a long time for this moment. Obama urged Congress to pass broader non-discrimination legislation that has stalled in the GOP-led House.

Some religious groups and conservatives urged him to provide a broad exemption for religious groups in his executive order, but Obama declined.

Last month, the Supreme Court allowed some religiously oriented businesses to opt out of Obama's requirement that employers provide free birth control.

U.S. | World News

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