SW Michigan

7:19 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Debate on decriminalizing marijuana still at local level

Lead in text: 
House Speaker Jase Bolger "open to having the discussion" about marijuana policy
Marijuana legalization advocates have gained momentum in Michigan after voters last Tuesday approved pot legalization proposals in three cities. The moves have gotten some attention among state legislators in Lansing, where the state House leader seems more ready to debate the issue than the Senate majority leader or Gov. Rick Snyder.
6:50 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Holland Museum unveils exhibit to honor Medal of Honor winners

Lead in text: 
Holland one of two countries in U.S. with four Medal of Honor recipients
For the widow of Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. John Essebagger, Mary (Belle) Murphy, it's important for people to know they can achieve the heights her husband and three other Holland men reached."These were just common men that were able to bring about heroics above and beyond," she said Monday after the Holland Museum officially opened a new interactive display about Holland's four Medal of Honor recipients.
6:42 am
Tue November 12, 2013

New Kalamazoo City Commission, City Manager sworn-in

Lead in text: 
Jack Urban is the one new member of city commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo's newest city manager, Jim Ritsema, was sworn in Monday evening alongside the 50th Kalamazoo City Commission. Ritsema officially starts in the city manager's office Monday, replacing Kenneth Collard, who retired as one of more than 200 city employees who accepted an early-retirement offer proposed by his administration.
6:28 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Men's basketball: WMU 63 Tennessee State 52

Lead in text: 
Broncos host Alabama A&M in home opener on Sunday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Shayne Whittington scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in his season debut for Western Michigan University, which defeated Tennessee State, 63-52, Monday in the Broncos' final game of the Outriggers Hotels and Resorts Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii.
7:15 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Lockout at Kellogg plant in Memphis

Lead in text: 
70 layoffs were announced at plant in April
MEMPHIS, TENN. - Union leaders have called for an end to Kellogg Co.'s lockout of the company's cereal plant in Memphis, saying the Battle Creek-based company has put more than 200 employees out of work and wants to replace them with "casual, part-time employees."

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