SW Michigan

12:14 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Poll shows transparency helps perception of schools

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Survey was done of adults in four Battle Creek area school districts
Battle Creek-area residents give better grades to schools where they believe the teachers are higher-quality and to schools more willing to share information, according to research commissioned by the Enquirer. Ironically, though the public wants more information from their schools, the release of this information was delayed nearly eight months because school leaders voiced concern with the W.K.
12:04 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Open Doors Kalamazoo buys 15-unit apartment to help low income families

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Grant from Van Domelen Foundation helped fund purchase
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Open Doors Kalamazoo has expanded to give an additional 15 low-income working families affordable housing in the area. According to a news release, Open Doors Kalamazoo has purchased a 15-unit apartment property at 3611 Duke St. in Kalamazoo for $320,000 and expects to invest an additional $52,000 in upgrades, including new roofs.
4:57 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Fire causes massive damage at West Michigan Whitecaps' stadium

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No estimate yet of damage to Fifth Third Ballpark
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI -- The cause of a massive fire at the Fifth Third Ballpark is still unknown as of Friday afternoon and officials say up to 12 suites were destroyed along the first baseline in addition to damage to the home clubhouse, storage area and an audio and video control room.
2:13 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

WMU professor, school board member dies suddenly

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Lonnie Duncan was an associate professor of counseling education and counseling psychology. He had also served on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education since August.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Lonnie Duncan, associate professor of counseling education and counseling psychology at Western Michigan University, died suddenly Tuesday, WMU officials announced today. Duncan, 46, also had served on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education since August, when he was appointed to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Ervin Armstrong.
2:02 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

H1N1 kills four in Michigan

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In the past few weeks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated Michigan’s status from local flu activity to regional.

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