SW Michigan

12:35 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Panera Bread union and owners to meet

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Labor dispute has been complicated by U.S. Supreme Court case and Michigan's new "right to work" law
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Almost 20 months after Panera Bread bakers in Southwest Michigan voted to form the chain's first union in the United States, they are expected to sit down with their employer at the bargaining table Thursday.
9:57 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Kalamazoo County Board Chairman announces he's running for state House

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David Maturen hopes to win seat currently held by fellow Republican Jase Bolger, the current Speaker of the Michigan House
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County Board Chair David Maturen announced his candidacy today for the 63rd District state House seat in 2014. The 63rd District, which encompasses portions of eastern Kalamazoo and western Calhoun counties, is currently represented by state Rep. and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, who isn't eligible to run again because of term limits.
7:34 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Bridge Magazine examines how Portage has no unfunded pension or retiree health care debt

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Kalamazoo faces challenge of paying for retiree health care
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: The Center for Michigan
KALAMAZOO/PORTAGE - A quick drive through Kalamazoo and its bordering neighbor to the south, Portage, reveals some obvious differences. Others are less so. Kalamazoo, older and more ethnically diverse, has its share of historic downtown buildings, a mix of vintage and blue-collar neighborhoods and the campus of Western Michigan University.
7:04 am
Thu November 7, 2013

General Mills plans distribution center in Comstock Township

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New center is expected to be operational by July of 2014 and create 27 new jobs over two years
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- General Mills is coming to town. Worldwide food maker and distributor General Mills will establish a new, 155,000-square-foot distribution center -- focused primarily on its yogurt business -- at the Midlink Business Park in Comstock Township.
6:55 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Kalamazoo authorities review procedures after mentally ill man walks away from residential facility

Lead in text: 
Residents near home raise concerns about lack of information
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A guy who, as a teen, beat his grandfather to death with a hammer and left his grandmother for dead walks away from his residential foster home in Kalamazoo. Neighbors first learn about the incident --- and the man's past -- from news reports.

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