SW Michigan

3:48 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Judge freezes lawsuits in Detroit bankruptcy case

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Rhoades says the ruling speeds along the case and saves taxpayer money.
Detroit- A bankruptcy judge has overruled objections to the city's bankruptcy filing, freezing several lawsuits filed against Detroit and will allow the bankruptcy case to proceed in federal court. U.S. District Judge Steven Rhodes also decided Wednesday that an automatic stay triggered by Detroit's Chapter 9 filing extends to Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Gov.
7:20 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Bell's Brewery files lawsuit against Enbridge and developer over dredging plan

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Lawsuit says dredging will negatively impact brewery operations in Comstock Township
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Bell's Brewery has filed a lawsuit against Enbridge and the developer of Comstock Commerce Park over dredging plans that are part of the ongoing cleanup of the Kalamazoo River oil spill.
7:16 am
Wed July 24, 2013

WMU football picked to finish 5th in MAC West

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Media members who cover Mid-American Conference pick Northern Illinois to win West division, Ohio to win East
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
DETROIT -- Mid-American Conference media members did not set the bar very high for the Western Michigan University football team this season. The Broncos are coming off a 4-8 season and have a new first-year head coach in P.J.
6:35 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Report calls for basing teacher evaluations on trained observers, test scores

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Report for Governor Rick Snyder and lawmakers is part of changes to Michigan's teacher tenure law
A teacher's classroom practice, as well how much students learn during the year, would be the main components of a new teacher evaluation system being proposed for Michigan. The recommendation for the system came Wednesdaywhen the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness submitted its report to Gov.
6:20 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Report estimates Saugatuck and Douglas could save $500,000 through consolidation

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Citizens Research Council report finds savings would come from staff cuts
A combined Saugatuck-Douglas could save more than $500,000, a new report from the Citizens Research Council of Michigan says. Critics dispute the numbers. The question of whether to consolidate will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. In the meantime, both cities are digging through the numbers of the report they commissioned.

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