SW Michigan

12:50 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

West Michigan food bank serves record number of people

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Feeding America West Michigan serves 40 of 83 counties in state
Despite the growing economic recovery in Michigan, many people still do not have enough to eat, according to figures from Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.The food charity last year supplied 25.6 million pounds of groceries and household goods, which translates into 20 million meals - almost 10 percent more than provided in 2012.
12:48 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Union complains about contracted prison workers

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State decided to award three-year contract to Aramark for prison food service
An employee of contractor Aramark Correctional Services has been caught having sex with an inmate and prisoners who work in kitchens are getting easier access to knives, less than six weeks after state employees were laid off and prison food services were privatized, the head of the union representing corrections officers says in a letter to the department director.
12:44 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Conservative group targets Amash's primary opponent

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Club for Growth ad criticizes Brian Ellis' votes as member of Grand Rapids School Board
WASHINGTON - The conservative Club for Growth typically only gets involved in a handful of races nationwide each election cycle - and it looks like at least one Michigan primary is on its radar.
12:18 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

KVCC chooses construction manager for Culinary and Allied Health Building

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Officials hope to open in fall of 2015
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Valley Community College has chosen CSM Group as the construction manager of its new Culinary and Allied Health Building in downtown Kalamazoo. The community college's Board of Trustees voted to accept CSM's bid of $595,555 at its meeting Tuesday evening.
12:03 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Battle Creek Commissioners approve debt plan for Kellogg Arena

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Plan would get arena out of debt by mid-2015
City commissioners put their faith again in Kellogg Arena on Tuesday as they touted the facility's contributions to Battle Creek despite it not making a profit in at least five years."What we have is a luxury," Commissioner Jeff Domenico said of the city-owned arena. "There's no question about that.