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2:10 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Charges against anti-pipeline protester dropped

Credit WMUK

Kalamazoo activist Christopher Wahmhoff faces one less hurdle in his campaign for U.S. Senate. He no longer faces charges related to his protest against a new oil pipeline last year. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that a Calhoun County circuit judge has dismissed charges of trespassing and resisting police.

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1:52 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Glen Oaks picks new president

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The community college's new president comes from Ohio where he was in charge of academics and student affairs at Clark State Community College in Springfield.
CENTREVILLE, MI - The Board of Trustees of Glen Oaks Community College confirmed a new president at a special meeting Monday. As of Jan. 20, David Devier will take over as head of the community college, replacing Gary Wheeler, who had been under fire after a Dec.
1:00 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

New fire chief hired in Battle Creek

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David Schmaltz's experience includes serving in Coldwater Fire Department
A 20-year firefighter who spent the last three years as chief in Defiance, Ohio, has been named Battle Creek's new fire chief. David Schmaltz replaces Larry Hausman, who retired in April after 15 years as chief. Schmaltz graduated from Clawson High School and earned bachelors and masters degrees in firefighting-related programs from the University of Cincinnati and Grand Canyon University, respectively.
7:28 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Land raises $1.6-million for Senate campaign

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Democrat Gary Peters has yet to release his fundraising totals
Washington GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land added $1.66 million to her campaign coffers last quarter in her bid to become Michigans next U.S. senator, according to fundraising figures she released to The Detroit News.
6:38 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commissioners get 2% raises

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Rejecting increase would have required a two-thirds vote of the commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Members of the Kalamazoo City Commission will receive a 2 percent raise starting Jan. 18. Kalamazoo's mayoral salary will increase from $9,500 to $9,690 a year, the vice mayoral salary will increase from $8,000 to $8,160 a year and commissioners' salaries will increase from $7,000 to $7,140, after determination from the Local Officers' Compensation Commission.

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