SW Michigan

6:14 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Calhoun County Great Start ranked low for well-being

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Coordinator of Calhoun County Great Start initiative says report doesn't reflect recent improvements
Data based on 2009-2011 averages Calhoun County Michigan A new report out Wednesday from the Michigan League for Public Policy puts the Calhoun Great Start Collaborative near the bottom in the state for its work in maternal and infant health.
9:16 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Democratic field could be clear for Schauer to run for governor

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Former Congressman and state lawmaker from Battle Creek hasn't said if he will run for governor next year
LANSING - The Democratic field for governor is shrinking as two potential candidates have said they will step aside if former U.S. Rep. and state Sen. Mark Schauer gets in the race. Michigan Board of Education member John Austin, who had been mulling a run for the seat, said Wednesday that the time was right for Schauer to be the Democratic nominee for the state's top job.
9:10 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Snyder signs bill that could lead to wolf hunt in Upper Peninsula

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Bill would supersede law passed last year and nullify petition drive to put issues on statewide ballot
LANSING - The day before the Natural Resources Commission is meeting to determine whether it will set a wolf hunting season this fall, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that will allow that vote and kill a petition drive meant to ban the hunt.
9:05 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

One of six finalists for Kalamazoo City Manager withdraws

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Joyce Parker says she wants to complete her assignment
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Joyce Parker, emergency manager in Allen Park, Mich., has withdrawn her candidacy for the Kalamazoo city manager job. Parker said in an email late Wednesday afternoon to MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette that she had withdrawn her name from consideration for the position.
9:46 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Second Battle Creek workshop on gun issue called off

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Mayor Susan Baldwin says she has no plans to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Remember that lively Battle Creek City Commission workshop last month on whether the city should join an anti-illegal firearms coalition? It won't be happening again. In surprise move Tuesday, Commissioner David Walters made a motion toward the end of the meeting to not schedule a second workshop that was promised by Mayor Susan Baldwin.

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