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6:40 am
Fri October 4, 2013

State of University, Academic Convocation at WMU Friday

John Dunn - file photo
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University will hold its annual academic convocation on Friday and President John Dunn will give the annual "State of the University" address. 

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9:11 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Legislation would allow last call at 4 a.m. for some bars

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Bill would allow bars to stay open longer in cities with downtown development authorities
The bill (SB 247) wasn't voted on today, but is expected to be taken up again in committee in the coming weeks. If approved, businesses would have to purchase an after-hours permit for $10,000 each year. That money would be distributed, with 85% to local police departments, 10% to the Liquor Control Commission and 5% to the local unit of government.
9:01 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Kalamazoo Public Schools' enrollment down slightly

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Shrinking school age population and parents sending children to other districts seen as possible factors
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools' fall student count is down for the first time since 2005, when The Kalamazoo Promise was first announced. Michael Rice, superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools, frequently refers to KPS as "the fastest-growing district" in the state.
12:22 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

State says bids for private prisons show no savings

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Officials say both bids by private companies to run prisons were above the state's operating cost
LANSING - The state of Michigan won't transfer prisoners to a privately run prison because two private firms who bid on the work submitted prices higher than what the Department of Corrections spends now, a state government spokesman said.
11:59 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Southwest Michigan lawmaker proposes "meth registry" for state

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Current law caps amount of pseudophedrine people can buy in a day or month
LANSING, MI -- The " Breaking Bad" fiction ended this week, but methamphetamine production and use remains a very real problem in Michigan. "It has just an absolutely devastating impact on families, on kids and really on the health and wellness of communities," said state Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph.

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