SW Michigan

5:38 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Inkster, Buena Vista schools face Monday deadline to stay open

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Both districts could be dissolved if they can't show state they have funds to stay open
School officials in Inkster and Buena Vista have a final deadline of 5 p.m. Monday to prove to state officials they have the money to open their doors to students this fall. As of last week, both districts were broke, state officials said, and unable to educate their K-12 pupils on the first day of school Sept.
5:39 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Detroit bankruptcy court battle commences

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The Motor City's Chapter Nine filing is the biggest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history.
A judge in the US state of Michigan has ordered the city of Detroit to withdraw its application for bankruptcy over its debts of $18bn (£12bn). Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said the petition, filed on Thursday, violated the state's laws and constitution because it threatened pension benefits.
5:40 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Dangerous waves, currents on Lake Michigan

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Police in South Haven rescued six swimmers off of the city’s South Beach on Friday.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- The North and South Beach in South Haven have been closed to water activities due to reported 6- to 8-foot waves on Lake Michigan. The South Haven Police Department and South Haven Area Emergency Services are asking beach goers to stay out of the water until the waves calm down and the beach "water closed" warning flags are removed.
4:47 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Bill would make teacher evaluations optional

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed that bill Friday, just as Michigan legislators are considering another bill to make student performance the main factor in determining a teacher’s salary.
LANSING -- With state-level workgroup recommendations expected next week on guidelines to evaluate Michigan's teachers, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Friday that would make teacher evaluations optional rather than mandatory. The Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness is expected to release its recommendations on a system to assess teacher performance based on student achievement next week.
4:15 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Layoffs to come at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

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Entergy Corporation that owns Palisades is reducing its workforce company-wide.
Entergy Corp., the company which owns and operates Palisades, is reducing its workforce fleet-wide, spokesman Mike Burns said. The company is engaged in a number of initiatives to examine how to meet the challenges facing the industry, he said. "One specific initiative is focused on finding ways to increase efficiencies in all parts of our business," said Burns in a statement.

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