SW Michigan

9:38 am
Wed August 14, 2013

BC activist begins gun violence walk

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Holley says he plans to meet with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Senior, after he gets to Chicago.
Battle Creek Community Activist Bobby Holley began Tuesday a 170-mile walk to Chicago to rally people against gun violence. Holly expects the trip to take about 10 days and said he will be talking about his crusade against violence to people along the way and hopes to hold rallies in communities he visits.
9:32 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Albion school millage on fall ballot

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The tax would raise $3.5 million for the district that closed its high school because of budget problems.
ALBION - Albion Public Schools will in November ask voters to approve a new property tax that would help fund building upkeep and keep the deficit-ridden district on track to become financially solvent by 2018.
7:15 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Oshtemo moves ahead on nondiscrimination ordinance

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The proposed ordinance is modeled on similar laws adopted by the City of Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Township. Among other things it would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- Oshtemo Township is moving forward with a non-discrimination ordinance after the board voted 5-2 Tuesday to accept the ordinance on first reading, with trustees Dave Bushouse and Nancy Carr opposing. The board plans to consider the ordinance for approval at its next regular meeting at 7 p.m.
SW Michigan
7:10 am
Wed August 14, 2013

City candidates file for November election

Kalamazoo City Hall from Bronson Park
Credit WMUK

There will be 15 names on the ballot for Kalamazoo City Commission this fall. Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file papers for the November General Election. The candidates that met that deadline include all but one of the seven members of the current commission. The exception is Vice-Mayor Hannah McKinney who announced earlier that she would not seek another term.

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6:58 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Campbell quits Portage City Council

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The Council can appoint someone to fill in temporarily until the November election. After that it will pick someone to fill out the remaining two years of Campbell's term.
PORTAGE, MI - Portage City Councilwoman Elizabeth Campbell surprisingly resigned Tuesday. Portage Mayor Pete Strazdas at the end of the meeting read a statement from Campbell in which she said "It is with deep regret that I must submit my letter of resignation from the Portage City Council effective immediately for personal reasons."

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