SW Michigan

7:50 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Former Portage Superintendent appeals dismissal of lawsuit against school board

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Perry resigned under protest in January after his affair with human resources director came to light
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A Kalamazoo County Circuit Court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ric Perry, former superintendent of Portage Public Schools, seeking to set aside an arbitrator's ruling that the school board was justified in terminating Perry's employment. The lawsuit contended Perry was not granted due process and deserves a new arbitration hearing.
7:45 am
Tue December 10, 2013

New Sarkozy Bakery to open before end of January in downtown Kalaamazoo

Lead in text: 
Fire destroyed Sarkozy Bakery on Burdick Street in 2012
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Look for construction work on the new Sarkozy Bakery to be completed by early January inside the Columbia Plaza Building in downtown Kalamazoo. And look for the locally owned bread and pastries bakery to have a "soft" opening by the end of January.
7:21 am
Tue December 10, 2013

State House could take up campaign finance bill this week

Lead in text: 
Bills would double limit on individual donations
LANSING, MI -- A controversial campaign finance bill approved last month by the Michigan Senate could see action in the state House on Tuesday as lawmakers look to wrap up the legislative year before leaving town for the holidays at the end of the week.
6:20 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Portage School Board member Tom Eddy remembered for "integrity and dedication"

Lead in text: 
Board hopes to fill vacancy in January
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - A somber Portage Public Schools Board of Education paid tribute to their late colleague, trustee Tom Eddy, Monday night and set the timetable for finding his replacement.
8:10 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Law enforcement officials say landline bill threatens public safety

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House committee will hear testimony on bill Tuesday
LANSING - Top law enforcement officials warned that public safety would be threatened if Michigan lawmakers pass a bill to make it easier for phone companies to discontinue traditional landline service. The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and Michigan Sheriffs' Association on Monday joined AARP in opposing Senate Bill 636, which passed the Senate last week and could go before the House as soon as Tuesday.

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