SW Michigan

12:43 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Study finds Michigan cut education spending more than 33 other states since 2008

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Inflation adjusted spending on education is $572 less per student than it was in 2008, according to report
Michigan has cut investment in K-12 schools by 9 percent since 2008, a deeper cut than 33 other states, according to a report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan policy research organization based in Washington, D.C.
12:36 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Anti-missile defense system possible for Fort Custer

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Sites in Vermont, Ohio, Maine and New York also being considered
WASHINGTON - Fort Custer Training Center near Battle Creek is one of five sites being considered for deployment of an anti-missile defense battery, according to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont. There has been no decision to deploy an additional interceptor site in the United States, according to Leahy's office.
12:32 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Racial disparity grows in infant mortality

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From 2006 to 2010 infant mortality rate was five times higher for blacks in Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo is literally the land of The Promise, where a child who calls this city home can attend a Michigan college for free.
6:27 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Albion College closed until Monday by severe storm

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Electric service, phone service, hot water knocked out at college
ALBION - A powerful thunderstorm roared through Albion on Wednesday afternoon, knocking down trees and power lines and causing chaos for city residents and the Albion College community. More than 2,660 Consumers Energy customers were without power late Wednesday night after the storm blew through the area.
2014 election
6:20 am
Thu September 12, 2013

State Rep. Sean McCann announces state Senate bid

Sean McCann
Credit Sean McCann

The new 20th state Senate district will be made up of Kalamazoo County. 

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