SW Michigan

7:05 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Governor Rick Snyder to testify Monday in Detroit bankruptcy case

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Snyder believed to be first Michigan governor in modern history to testify under oath in open court
Detroit Labor union attorneys will get a rare opportunity today to grill the states chief executive under oath when Gov. Rick Snyder takes the witness stand in Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial. Its an extraordinary appearance in an extraordinary case.
6:45 am
Mon October 28, 2013

WMU Professors' union votes to censure Provost over gender equity

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Move is symbolic and carries no legal weight
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - In a rare step, the Western Michigan University professors' union has voted to censure Provost Tim Greene for his handling of the ongoing issue of gender equity for female faculty. The censure is designed as formal public criticism to express the faculty's displeasure with the actions of the provost.
8:39 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Upton says problems with "Obamacare" go beyond website glitches

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West Michigan Congressman delivered Republicans' weekly radio address
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
"The broken healthcare.gov website has captured the nation's attention, but this is more than a website problem. We are also concerned about what happens next," Upton said. "W ill enrollment glitches become provider payment glitches? "Will patients show up at their doctor's office or hospital only to be told they aren't in the system?"
8:32 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Conservancy prepares for management of Benton Harbor parks

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Benton Harbor City Commission approved arrangement in July
BENTON HARBOR - Plans are falling into place for the Benton Harbor Parks and Recreation Conservancy to take over the management of most of Benton Harbor's parks in January 2014.
5:31 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

World War II veterans welcome home after honor flight

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22 Veterans from Kalamazoo and Battle Creek had one-day all expenses paid flight to Washington D.C. and back
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Merlin Shaver busted out laughing when he saw the "Welcome Home Mutt" sign his family was holding, paying homage to a childhood nickname, as he paraded through the sea of people welcoming him home Saturday. "I never would've dreamed that anything like this could happen," Shaver said.

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