SW Michigan

6:14 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Consultant recommends advertising $150,000 annual salary for Kalamazoo City Manager

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Retiring City Manager Ken Collard makes $138,717, his total compensation package is just over $167,000.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A search firm will recommend to the Kalamazoo City Commission Tuesday morning that the city advertise a $150,000 salary in its search for the next city manager. City commissioners will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in city commission chambers at Kalamazoo City Hall to act on the recommendation.
9:47 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Bottom line for Field of Flight still unclear

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Attendance for five-day event estimated at between 60,000 and 90,000
The tents, carnival rides and food booths were rolling off the grounds Monday at W.K. Kellogg Airport. The 2013 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival ended Sunday night and today the festival grounds will be clear and back to just grass and runways.
2:42 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Michigan AG: no ruling on the future of WMU's East Campus

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The Attorney General's office says it can only respond to official requests for legal opinions made by the governor and state lawmakers, not those made by private citizens.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The state attorney general's office has denied a Kalamazoo preservationist's request to issue a moratorium on the demolition of three of the four buildings on Western Michigan University's historic East Campus. West Hall and the Speech and Hearing Building are scheduled to be demolished beginning this summer, according to WMU.
7:51 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Prison sentencing guidelines under review

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Lawmakers hope to cut costs by reducing prison sentences
Lansing- State lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder are considering the first comprehensive prison sentencing reforms since their predecessors got tough on crime 15 years ago. The idea is at least partly driven by a desire to reduce the Corrections Department budget, which exceeds $2 billion.
7:23 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Michigan scores well in college affordability study

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Western Michigan University ranks 97th in nation, second in state, in net price
Michigan's public universities are sure to love this ranking system: a federal Department of Education list shows the state's universities aren't squeezing students' wallets as much as other schools across the nation. The rankings, found through the government's College Affordability and Transparency Center, rate every institution in the nation on tuition cost and net price.