SW Michigan

5:06 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

A year after Supreme Court ruling, Michigan's juvenile lifers, victims looking for answers

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Michigan has second highest number of juvenile lifers in nation
LANSING, MI -- One year after such sentences were declared unconstitutional, more than 350 Michigan prisoners serving mandatory life terms for violent crimes they committed as minors remain in legal limbo. Lower courts and lawmakers are still debating whether they deserve a second look -- and perhaps a second chance -- as adults.
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.

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