SW Michigan

9:15 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Rare snowy owls spotted in Southwest Michigan

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Audubon Society says large movement of snowy owls reported
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo is once again a temporary home to a magnificent snowy owl, a bird native to the Arctic driven south by a dramatic drop in lemmings, the predatory bird's typical food source.
8:53 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Kalamazoo included in nationwide project to boost college success

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Kalamazoo is only community chosen for Lumina project
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo County is one of 20 communities picked by the Lumina Foundation to participate in a nationwide project to dramatically boost completion of post-secondary programs. The goal: By 2025, have 60 percent of local residents hold a college degree or post-secondary certificate.
3:44 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

House committee bill could change sentences for juvenile lifers

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The state Senate has proposed similar legislation, but the new House bill would also apply to current prisoners.
DETROIT - Detroit retirees promised to take their fight to the U.S. Supreme Court if need be to protect their benefits after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Tuesday that Detroit can reorganize under Chapter 9 bankruptcy and can do so by including city pensions as part of that restructuring.
2:50 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

More than 60 percent of Michigan college grads in debt

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Last year’s college graduates had an average of more than $28,000 worth of student debt. That’s about $1,000 more than in 2011.
Michigan's 2012 college graduates each borrowed $1,000 more on average than their peers who graduated a year earlier, a report released today shows. That pushed Michigan into the 10th spot among states in average debt per graduate, according to the report from the Project on Student Debt, an initiative of The Institute for College Access & Success.
12:43 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Albion Superintendent to step down at end of school year

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Albion School Board accepted resignation of Jerry-Lynn Williams-Harper Tuesday night
ALBION - Jerri-Lynn Williams-Harper, the Albion Public Schools superintendent who oversaw the closing of Albion High School and the sending of its students to Marshall, announced Tuesday she'll resign at the end of this school year.

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