SW Michigan

2:18 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

CEO out at Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan

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Board chairman says it was "time to go in a slightly different direction"
Nancy Macfarlane, CEO of Community Action since 2006, has been fired, the agency's governing board of directors Chairman Terry Langston said Friday. Macfarlane was removed from her position as CEO at a special meeting Thursday, Langston said. Michelle Williamson, Community Action's chief financial officer, will serve in the interim position until the board finds a replacement.
Medicaid expansion on hold
1:01 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Fallout continues from lack of Medicaid vote

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark, WKAR

The state Senate has gone on summer recess without a vote on Medicaid expansion. 

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10:38 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Kalamazoo Community Foundation to collect $23-million after court settlement of Upjohn Prize case

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Court case revolves around prize established by Upjohn founder and mergers involving the company since
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI. - The Kalamazoo Community Foundation will collect $23 million -- the largest single gift in its history - as a court settles a long dispute over a fund set up by the founder of The Upjohn Co.
7:39 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Arbitrator's finding shows former Portage Superintendent violated contract over business practices

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Both sides agreed to binding arbitration, so there is no appeal
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Ric Perry PORTAGE, MI -- In having an affair with his human resources director, former Portage Public Schools Superintendent Ric Perry violated commonly accepted business ethics and practices, an arbitrator ruled in an eight-page decision announced Wednesday.
7:34 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Portage School Board could pick new superintendent Friday

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Site visit is still likely before new superintendent is formally hired
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Four months after officially launching their search for a new superintendent, members of the Portage Public School Board of Education are meeting today to essentially make their choice. The board is expected to name either Paw Paw Superintendent Mark Bielang or Three Rivers Superintendent Roger Rathburn as their sole finalist.

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