SW Michigan

5:36 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Michigan 2nd in lightning deaths

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However, Michigan ranks 33rd in the number of lightning strikes.
Michigan is a dangerous place in thunderstorms. We rank number 2 out of 50 states for the number of deaths and injuries from lightning since 1959. That is remarkable since we rank 33 out of 50 states for the number of lightning strikes. Florida has the most lightning, and the most lightning related injuries and deaths.
WMU Haenicke Institute
12:55 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

WMU names new leader for international programs

Wolfgang Schlor
Credit Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University has named Wolfgang Schlor, the new associate provost for the Haenicke Institute for International Education.

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12:44 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

President of Glen Oaks Community College plans early retirement

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Gary Wheeler plans to leave in June of 2014, a year earlier than originally scheduled
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
CENTREVILLE, MI - The president of Glen Oaks Community College, who has been under fire after a vote of no-confidence from the faculty in December, will be retiring at least one year earlier than planned. The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to accept Gary Wheeler's offer to move up his retirement date to June 30, 2014, at a special meeting June 27.
7:35 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Police raid medical marijuana dispensaries in Springfield

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Businesses were targeted for operating "outside the scope" of Michigan's medical marijuana law
SPRINGFIELD - Police with search warrants raided three medical marijuana dispensaries in Springfield Wednesday, alleging they were violating Michigan law. About 10:45 a.m. Michigan State Police troopers and undercover drug officers drove into the parking lot of The Karmacy at 4549 W. Dickman Road.
7:31 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission to pick firm Thursday night for city manager search

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Commissioners fired original search firm last month and re-launched search for new city manager
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will select a firm to lead its revamped city manager search at a special meeting tonight. Commissioners on Monday spent four hours Monday conducting in-person interviews with representatives from four firms: Deerfield, Ill.-based Voorhees Associates LLC, Kalamazoo-based Welsh & Associates, Keller, Texas-based Strategic Government Resources and Wellington, Fla.-based Colin Baenziger & Associates.

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