SW Michigan

6:17 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Albion, Marshall superintendents work on merging high schools

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Albion Superintendent Jerri-Lynn Williams-Harper and Marshall Superintendent Randy Davis say they share an affinity for "out of the box" thinking
In 1979, a young man applying for a job at Albion's Starr Commonwealth put this as the mission statement on his resume: "I want to be doing something significant and impactful for youth." At about the same time, a young woman was making her first foray into education and wrote this atop her resume: "I want to be a change agent and be on the cutting edge."
6:08 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

New district lines could determine who runs for state Senate in 2014

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State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker would have to move to Kalamazoo County to continue representing it in state Senate
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - When Michigan Senate districts were redrawn in 2011, speculation began as to how it might impact the political landscape, including the 20th District seat covering Kalamazoo County. News that Kalamazoo Democrat David Buskirk is exploring a run for the state House may signal the first in a series of moves that could reshape Kalamazoo County's representation in the Michigan Legislature in 2014.
6:02 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Few tickets issued for violating new fireworks regulations in Kalamazoo or Portage

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Both Kalamazoo and Portage adopted new regulations on times fireworks can be fired
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A new city ordinance in Kalamazoo left two people holding firework-related tickets after the smoke settled from the Fourth of July festivities this year. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety assistant chief, Brian Uridge, said KDPS received approximately 130 firework complaints over the holiday.
3:42 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Republicans court new Michigan US Senate candidate

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Small is reportedly very close to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder who has come under fire from some "Tea Party" activists recently.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee met this week with Oakland County District Court Judge Kim Small about the open Senate seat in Michigan, according to two people with knowledge of the meeting. Former Michigan secretary of state Terri Lynn Land is currently the GOP frontrunner, but Small presents a potentially interesting alternative whom the national GOP is taking seriously.
1:01 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Battle Creek Air National Guard Base ends flight mission

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Battle Creek's base will be used as a control center for drone aircraft
More than 65 years of service as a base for military aircraft came to an end Friday at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. The base sent off its last C-21 aircraft in a low-key ceremony at 9 a.m.

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