SW Michigan

3:36 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Bullying kids with disabilities in school violates ADA

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Federal education officials sent out a letter yesterday. It says bullying that prevents children with disabilities from getting a free public education violates the American with Disabilities Act.
LANSING -- Federal education officials issued a letter Tuesday clarifying the responsibility of schools to prevent bullying of students with disabilities, saying that attacks could violate the federal guarantee of a free appropriate public education if they interfere with educational benefits.
2:57 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Kalamazoo Public Safety gets six new officers, assistant chief

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Former financial services manager Ryan Tibbets has been promoted to assistant chief of fire and administration, but will still help with finances. The department is eliminating the financial manager position in next year’s budget.
KALAMAZOO, MI - A former Wyoming firefighter who has spent the past two years in charge of finances at Kalamazoo Public Safety has been promoted to assistant chief. Ryan Tibbets' promotion to assistant chief of fire and administration, was made official Wednesday in an e-mail Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley sent to his staff.
10:28 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Michigan congressman wants President Obama impeached

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Bentivolio says impeaching the president would be a "dream come true".
DETROIT, MI -- U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) would like to submit articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama, but lacks any evidence of crimes committed by the president, the Congressman told a crowd of supporters in a recorded discussion posted to YouTube.
10:13 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Benton Harbor debates plan to put police in schools

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The school district says it could save about $136,000 a year by having city police patrol school buildings instead of private security guards.
BENTON HARBOR - The most talked about topic Tuesday at the Benton Harbor school board meeting wasn't even on the agenda.
9:57 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Governor stands by state treasurer in domestic assault probe

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Wayne County's prosecutor is considering whether charges should be filed against Dillon because of an incident in July.
Lansing- Gov. Rick Snyder is standing by state Treasurer Andy Dillon in the face of allegations that Dillon assaulted his ex-wife as the fallout from an acrimonious divorce becomes increasingly public. Dillon has acknowledged a bout with alcoholism while being the governor's point man for handling financially distressed cities and school districts.

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