SW Michigan

7:39 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Average tuition increase 3.45% at state universities in Michigan

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Western Michigan University tuition and fees up 3.6%.
Average sticker prices at the nation's 4-year public universities rose 2.9% this year, the smallest annual increase in more than three decades, suggesting that the steeper increases over the past few years didn't signal a new era of accelerating prices, says a report out today.
7:33 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Insurance study finds Holland "most secure mid-sized city" in United States

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Farmers Insurance complied list based on variety of factors
The Holland-Grand Haven area is the most secure mid-size city in America, according to a recent study by Farmers Insurance.
7:12 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Whirlpool earnings up in third quarter

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Company boosted full-year earnings forecast
BENTON HARBOR - Whirlpool Corp.'s third-quarter net earnings more than doubled over the same period last year, driven in part by increased consumer demand for its products. On Tuesday, the world's biggest home appliance maker reported net earnings of $196 million or $2.42 per share, compared to $74 million or 94 cents per share a year ago.
6:47 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Battle Creek City Commission candidates discuss engagement at forum

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All 18 candidates participated in forum at Kellogg Foundation
Battle Creek City Commission hopefuls called for improvements in trust, perception and engagement from local leaders as they made their cases to represent citizens during a forum Tuesday. "The foundation of trust is mutual respect," said Ward 3 candidate Mark Jones. "I have to tell you, I never got that feeling at all from city government."
6:43 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Kalamazoo County Jail addition now scheduled for completion in February

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Sheriff had hoped to have jail fully functional this month
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Three weeks after the jail's new receiving area opened, Kalamazoo County Sheriff Rick Fuller says he is pleased with the expansion, but notes there is still a lot to be done before the $23 million addition is complete. "It's looking really good," Fuller said Monday of the receiving area, which features 25 two-person cells.