SW Michigan

8:16 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

2014 features highly competitive races in primary and general election

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All 38 Senate seats and 110 House seats up for election this year
LANSING - August primary elections often are sleepy affairs with pathetically low turnouts, as many voters are reluctant to tear themselves away from summer vacations or air-conditioned bliss. But this primary season is going to be sizzling, with dozens of highly competitive races up and down the ticket.
8:12 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Analysts say Schools and community could do more to connect

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Community involvement can help, but research shows partnership is not always properly leveraged
Cindy Galizio likes to say she's a professional volunteer. The 54-year-old Pennfield woman was a stay-at-home mother for her two kids, but now she's an empty-nester. Her youngest went off to college two years ago.
8:05 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission outlines priorities for 2014 and '15

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Five priorities identified during weekend meeting
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Saturday outlined five priorities for the city for 2014 and 2015, including that the city commission will take an advocacy role in working toward reducing poverty. City commissioners met in a six-hour long planning session with city department heads and City Manager Jim Ritsema, facilitated by Tim Fallon of TSI Consulting Partners Inc.
1:12 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

$971-million budget surplus projected for Michigan

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Estimate is $325-million in ongoing revenue with the rest in one-time appropriations
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and state lawmakers are looking at $971 million in new one-time and ongoing revenue as they begin work on the next fiscal budget, setting the stage for a debate over possible tax cuts, rebates or new investments.
7:02 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Reaction cool to proposed pier-jumping ordinance for St. Joseph

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Law would make it a civil infraction to jump off pier into Lake Michigan
ST. JOSEPH - A proposed ordinance to prohibit jumping from the Lake Michigan piers in St. Joseph got a cool reception at a public hearing Thursday.