SW Michigan

6:28 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Berrien County board extends time to study next step for road commission

Lead in text: 
Federal audit coming on finances
ST. JOSEPH - The Berrien County Board on Thursday voted to extend for up to 60 days a study on whether the county's troubled Road Commission should be reorganized or even taken over by county government.
6:15 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Pennfield Schools superintendent out

Lead in text: 
No reason given for Ben Laser's departure. School board president says superintendent wasn't fired
Ben Laser is no longer superintendent of Pennfield Schools after he and the district's Board of Education apparently reached a mutual agreement for him to step down. Jerry Stone, president of the Pennfield board, said Thursday the agreement was struck during a special meeting Wednesday after a three-member board committee met with Laser over the past two weeks to reach a deal.
6:12 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Comstock Township Planning Commission sends decision on Enbridge dredging to zoning board

Lead in text: 
Enbridge spokesman says company still plans to have section of Kalamazoo River dredged by end of year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - The Comstock Township Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to refer Enbridge Inc.'s site application for its dredge work north of Morrow Lake to the zoning board of appeals. More than 15 people people spoke before the a large turnout at the Comstock Community Auditorium, most voicing opposition to the site Enbridge has chosen to locate a temporary dredge pad and water treatment facility.
7:16 am
Thu July 25, 2013

House rejects Amash amendment to cut off funding for NSA programs

Lead in text: 
Grand Rapids Republican Justin Amash argued that amendment would protect privacy
Washington - A west Michigan sophomore lawmaker narrowly lost his fight in Congress Wednesday to end the controversial national surveillance program made public this summer by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The effort by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, galvanized support from civil liberty activists and a leading liberal Democrat
6:56 am
Thu July 25, 2013

United Way pulls funding for Douglas Community Association

Lead in text: 
Financial troubles could lead to closing of organization serving Kalamazoo's north side
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
"Regrettably, the situation has reached a point at which United Way believes that it cannot, in good conscience and good stewardship, continue to provide funding to the Douglass Community Association," said Michael Larson, CEO and president of United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region.

Pages