SW Michigan

2:31 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Race an issue in Albion students transferring to Marshall

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Students from mostly African-American Albion could up in mostly white Marshall after decision to close Albion High School
ALBION - As midnight neared Tuesday at Albion High School, Vic Potter, the Marshall school board president, approached Christina Womack in the hallway and offered his hand. Moments before, the Albion Board of Education had voted to close Albion High and send its students to Marshall.
2:10 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Snyder signs bill that allows schools to make up snow days with longer hours

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Several school administrators favored the change after having to call off school for multiple days because of a harsh winter
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed into law legislation allowing school districts that cancelled class multiple times this winter to meet state requirements by extending existing days rather than scheduling makeups.
1:34 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

State Senate budget approved without Medicaid expansion

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Governor Snyder has proposed expanding Medicaid, House proposal would put four-year cap on benefits for able-bodied adults
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder's hope for an expansion of Medicaid to 470,000 more low-income Michigan residents faded a little bit more Thursday. The state Senate passed the Department of Community Health budget on a 20-18 vote, without the Medicaid expansion. It also killed an amendment offered by Sen.
1:30 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Kalamazoo lawmaker working on bill to hold owners responsible for pets' aggressive behavior

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State Representative Sean McCann says currently an animal has to bite someone before anything can be done
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The draft of a dangerous dog law that could give animal control officers more leeway in preventing bites before they happen does not single out any breed for special attention, said the bill's sponsor, State Rep. Sean McCann, D-Kalamazoo.
11:00 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Saint Joseph picks new city manager

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Former city manager for Traverse City replaces Frank Walsh who is now top administrator in Meridian Township
The St. Joseph City Commission announced this morning that Richard Lewis, 58, is the Commission's choice to become the new city manager.