SW Michigan

8:06 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Poll shows Snyder opening up bigger lead in next year's governor's race

Lead in text: 
Survey shows Battle Creek Democrat Mark Schauer still largely unknown to state voters
Lansing With the 2014 election less than a year away, Gov. Rick Snyders lead over Mark Schauer has widened as his likely Democratic challenger struggles to be recognized, according to a new poll released exclusively to The Detroit News.
6:21 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Thousands wait to get power back in Southwest Michigan

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Red Cross shelters open in Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Kent and Ionia Counties
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- While crews continue to restore power for thousands of residents across Southwest Michigan affected by Sunday's storm, the outages have been a nuisance for many, and a boost in business for some.
6:15 am
Wed November 20, 2013

New Portage City Council fails to vote for mayor pro-tem

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Deadlock between Jim Pearson and Terry Urban may not be broken until new council member is picked
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The new Portage City Council was seated Tuesday night, but could not decide who will be the new mayor pro-tem. Council members Nasim Ansari, Claudette Reid and Terry Urban were sworn into office along with five-term mayor Pete Strazdas after winning elections Nov.
4:55 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Downtown parking rates could go up in Kalamazoo next year

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Daily parking rates in ramps would go up by five cents. Monthly rates for cars could increase by $1-4. Daily metered parking rates would stay the same, but monthly meter rates would go up by $2 .
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Parking rates in downtown Kalamazoo could rise 5 percent in 2014. The Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority is considering the hike as part of the 2014 proposed $3.3 million parking budget. DDA directors considered the budget on Monday, but decided to table the decision until the board's December meeting.
4:01 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Schoolcraft Council President steps down

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Dan DeVries works for the Stryker Corporation and will be relocating to Phoenix, Arizona.
SCHOOLCRAFT, MI - The Schoolcraft Village Council will take its time replacing Village President Dan DeVries, who stepped down Monday after four years because of a job relocation. DeVries is employed with Stryker Medical and will be transferring to Phoenix, Ariz. with his wife, Kate, and two children, Adele, 6, and Jack, 4.

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