SW Michigan

7:34 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Series of state programs launched to help veterans

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Lawmakers working on more bills to help veterans living in Michigan
Lansing - Call it the year of the veteran at the State Capitol. Since Gov. Rick Snyder's launch of a new Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency in March, lawmakers have been scrambling to provide benefits and services that some say are overdue, especially with thousands returning to civilian life from fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
7:24 am
Mon June 10, 2013

More ticks may be found this summer

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Ticks can carry Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
SOUTH HAVEN - A warning to the wise: Watch out for ticks this summer.
7:21 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission to meet Monday, move ahead with city manager search

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Commission is looking for new search firm as they look for new manager
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will meet Monday to move ahead on a reboot of the city manager search. Last week, they sent questions to each firm, and commissioners will use the answers to those questions to determine which firms they want to interview or select to conduct the city's rebooted search.
6:27 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Power outage Sunday in downtown Kalamazoo blamed on squirrel

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Outage lasted about four hours, starting Sunday morning with power restored by early afternoon
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- All power has been restored in downtown Kalamazoo, a Consumers Energy spokesperson said. At its peak, the outage left 2,094 customers and numerous businesses without power. Traffic lights on West Michigan Avenue and some parking structures in the surrounding area were not working. Gas stations were closed temporarily for the outage.
6:17 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Finalists for Portage Superintendent to be interviewed this week

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Interviews will be conducted Wednesday and Thursday. Board will meet Friday morning to decide which will be invited for second interviews
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- For more than two months, the search for a new superintendent of Portage Public Schools hit one snag after another. The school board thought the original candidate pool was weak and unimpressive. Trustees then recruited a stellar candidate, only to have him drop out.

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