SW Michigan

8:42 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

More buyers maybe creating a sellers market for real estate in Kalamazoo

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More buyers than available homes could lead to increase in construction
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Real estate professionals say they could use more homes to sell in the Kalamazoo area. Two years after "For Sale" signs were as common as stop signs in many Kalamazoo-area neighborhoods, home sellers say things have changed.
2:03 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

New Portage park and nature preserve opens

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The property was donated to the city by the family of the late David Eliason, the former president of Eliason Corporation.
PORTAGE, MI - Portage's newest park officially opened Tuesday, being called by Portage officials a 123-acre gift, natural treasure and realization of a vision. City officials, Portage City Council members, boards and commission volunteers and the others dedicated the Eliason Nature Reserve in a brief ceremony, and then turned it over for public use.
7:53 am
Tue July 16, 2013

"Right to work" questions surround state contract talks

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State Supreme Court has refused to weigh in on issue before it goes through lower courts
Before negotiators even approach a bargaining table later this summer, state officials and the unions that represent 36,000 state workers are still at odds over one key issue: Do Michigan's new right-to-work laws apply to civil service employees?
7:39 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Portage School Board praises outgoing Superintendent Rob Olsen

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Paw Paw Superintendent Mark Bielang takes over as Superintendent of Portage Schools in August
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Portage Public Schools Acting Superintendent Rob Olsen ended his brief run as head of the district Monday night with lavish thanks and praise from the school board, administrators and the public.
6:31 am
Tue July 16, 2013

University of Michigan considering in-state tuition for undocumented students

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U-M regents also considering in-state tuition for any military member, currently serving or honorably discharged, regardless of where they live
The University of Michigan is expected to begin offering in-state tuition to undocumented students who can prove they graduated from a Michigan high school and attended at least some middle and high school in the state. The new policy, part of a sweeping overhaul of who is considered an in-state student, will be voted on Thursday by the university's Board of Regents.

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