SW Michigan

Conservatives upset with Snyder
11:04 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Tea party activists say they'll withhold support from Snyder's re-election bid

Governor Snyder - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with John Lindstrom


Several tea-party activists in Michigan are urging conservatives to sit out Governor Snyder's bid for re-election next year.  Updated with Gongwer News Service Publisher John Lindstrom

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9:03 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Shipping suffers because of lower Great Lakes water levels

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Spring rains have helped but Lakes Michigan and Huron remain below average levels
Aboard the Dorothy Ann, in Lake Erie near Fairport Harbor, Ohio - As Capt. Jeremy R. Mock steered this 711-foot combination of tug and barge toward a harbor berth, a screen of red numbers indicated the decreasing depth of water under the vessel: 6 feet, 3.6 feet, 2 feet.
7:28 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Detroit Emergency Manager says public safety is priority

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Kevyn Orr says tough choices lie ahead to avoid bankruptcy
Emergency manager Kevyn Orr, in his first public hearing since he was appointed to take over the troubled city in March, sought to reassure residents that Detroit will emerge from his tenure streamlined, with less debt and a plan to keep it that way.
6:18 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Battle Creek School Board delays action on budget cuts

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District faces a $2.7-million shortfall for 2013-14
In a 4-1 vote Monday night at Battle Creek Board of Education decided to postpone the approval of budget reductions until June 17. Board Vice President William Burton was the only board member to vote against tabling the budget reductions for now.
9:57 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission to consider four firms for city manager search

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Commissioners fired search firm last month, they weren't satisfied with candidates for manager
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission selected four firms, including one Kalamazoo firm, to interview for its rebooted city manager search. City commissioners decided to invite Colin Baenziger & Associates of Wellington, Fla., Strategic Government Resources of Keller, Texas, Voorhees Associates LLC of Deerfield Ill., and Welsh & Associates of Kalamazoo to interview in-person with city commissioners.