SW Michigan

6:26 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Michigan Senate Republicans form work group on Medicaid

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Senate adjourned last week without vote on Medicaid expansion in state
State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, has formed a work group to study possbible Medicaid expansion in Michigan - an issue that he said is not dead, despite a decision last week by senators to leave for summer break without taking a vote on it.
6:10 am
Thu June 27, 2013

KIA Executive Director Jim Bridenstine to retire

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Bridenstine plans to stay on until his replacement is found
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- After 23 years at the helm at one of Kalamazoo's most significant organizations, Jim Bridenstine, the executive director of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, is retiring. Bridenstine announced the move Wednesday in a press release. "It has been an incredibly satisfying experience to serve the past 23 years as the Executive Director of the KIA.
5:12 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

What the DOMA repeal means for Michigan same-sex couples

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The Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the Supreme Court today, but the Michigan same sex marriage ban is still intact.
Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Wednesday to allow the federal government to extend benefits to gay couples that were reserved for people in traditional marriages may spark a fight for recognition of gay marriage in Michigan.
3:29 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

East Campus knocked off nomination for historic list

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation put together their list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Places last week. Western Michigan University’s East Campus was going to be on it until officials found out that East Campus was scheduled for demolition.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Houston Astrodome, one-room schoolhouses in Montana and a lighthouse on the island of Martha's Vineyard all made this year's list of America's 11 Most Endangered Places. Western Michigan University's historic East Campus did not.
7:38 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Former Battle Creek Central star hopes to hear name called in NBA draft

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Jason Washburn hopes to catch on in the NBA whether or not he's drafted Thursday night
Former Battle Creek Central standout Jason Washburn might hear his named called Thursday night during the NBA Draft. Or he might not. That's the reality this year in a draft that doesn't have a lot of sure things anywhere, not even in the first round.