SW Michigan

7:55 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Michigan Unemployment Rate Edged Down Again in February

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State's jobless rate was 8.8% in February of last year
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Michigan notched down again in February, hitting a point last seen in spring 2008. The slight drop to 7.7% from 7.8% reflected an increase of 26,000 workers in the labor force over the month and a decline in the number of unemployed by 4,000, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.
SW Michigan
2:34 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Gov. Snyder: 300 Same-Sex Marriages Legal, But...

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Governor Rick Snyder said Wednesday that about 300 same-sex couples who exchanged vows late last week are legally married in Michigan. But the Detroit Free Press reports that Snyder also says they won't immediately get the benefits usually associated with marriage.

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12:17 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Snyder Says He's Seeking Legal Advice on Same-Sex Marriage Issue

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About 300 same-sex couples were married Saturday before a federal appeals court issued a stay
Gov. Rick Snyder said he hopes the state can soon provide some clarity on the status of about 300 same-sex marriages performed in Michigan on Saturday, but he first needs to assess legal advice.
7:29 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Snyder Downplays Concerns About EAA During Visit to Battle Creek

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Two Battle Creek buildings on the state's Priority Schools list for poor student achievement
As the Legislature moved to expand a controversial school-reform district that could absorb two Battle Creek Public Schools buildings, Gov. Rick Snyder said during a visit to Battle Creek
7:21 am
Wed March 26, 2014

WMU Releases Final Plans for New East Hall

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The project is scheduled to be completed by June, 2015
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - When the renovation of East Hall begins in May, construction materials will include a lot less glass and a lot more brick. That's according to the final plans for the $21 million redesign of WMU's birthplace, which were released Tuesday afternoon by Western Michigan University and TowerPinkster, the Kalamazoo-based architecture firm leading the project.

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