SW Michigan

10:27 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Pennfield Schools name interim superintendent

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Everett has some experience in his new role. He also served as the district's interim superintendent in 2008.
Following a trio of interviews dominated by talk of rebuilding trust and consensus, the Pennfield Schools Board of Education on Monday tapped Technology Director Tim Everett to lead the district for the 2013-14 school year. The board voted 6-0, with Trustee Jack Wollaston absent, to ask Everett to step in as a temporary replacement for former superintendent Ben Laser.
6:38 am
Tue August 27, 2013

State Senate Medicaid vote may happen Tuesday

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Groups that support and oppose the expansion of Medicaid have mounted major lobbying campaigns in Lansing.
LANSING - For nearly three months, state Senators have been bombarded with billboards, e-mails and advertising from both sides of the Medicaid expansion issue. And it all comes down to a possible vote Tuesday on whether to approve a plan that would provide health care insurance coverage to an additional 470,000 low-income Michiganders.
4:14 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Demolition Monday kicks off blight removal in Detroit

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The $52 million dollar project may be the largest residential blight removal Michigan’s history.
Detroit - Gov. Rick Snyder joined city and congressional officials Monday to kick off what was described as the largest residential blight removal in state history, using part of $52 million in federal aid to start tearing down five abandoned homes on the city's west side. Authorities worked with the U.S.
3:50 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Prisoners who get their GED less likely to re-offend, study says

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The study concludes that while providing education costs $1,400 per inmate, it saves the state roughly $1 million.
LANSING -- A new study of the effectiveness of prison education programs has revealed that prisoners who participate in studying while incarcerated have much lower odds of re-offending. The study, conducted by the RAND Corporation on behalf of the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, analyzed a number of research studies conducted on correctional education to determine if educational programs are effective in reducing crime and rehabilitating inmates.
3:34 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

McClendon to sell dunes property

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Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance has been in a long legal battle with energy tycoon Aubrey McClendon over his right to develop the land into luxury condos. Though a parcel of land is for sale, McClendon’s company still plans to build a road through the area. The coastal alliance is holding a public hearing about the issue Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at Saugatuck High School.
Please come to the public hearing to discuss Aubrey McClendon's Singapore Dunes road permit on August 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saugatuck High School Auditorium (401 Elizabeth Street in Saugatuck).

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