SW Michigan

7:24 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Changes proposed for Marshall elementary schools in 2015

Lead in text: 
Superintendent's proposal would put pre-school through first grade students in one elementary building, split second through fifth grades in two others
MARSHALL - Marshall Public Schools would transform its elementary school makeup by 2015 if its Board of Education approves a model recommended Monday by the district superintendent. Currently, Marshall runs three elementary buildings that each educate kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, and houses preschoolers in its Shamrock Center.
6:33 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Kalamazoo approves $200,000 for lobbying advocacy for removal of toxic waste

Lead in text: 
EPA has proposed $36-million plan to cap and monitor waste at the landfill, rather than remove it entirely.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
At the request of Kalamazoo city staff, the Kalamazoo City Commission agreed to provide $200,000 to back the city's stance that toxic waste at the Allied Paper landfill in the Edison neighborhood should be completely removed
6:24 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Petition signatures approved for overlay district in Marshall

Lead in text: 
Marshall City Council is asked to overturn approval of ordinance, if they don't the issue goes on the ballot
MARSHALL - Next to a hand-drawn map of Oaklawn Hospital's zoning areas he had taped to a wall, Martin Overhiser pleaded with city council members to "step back" and allow the community to discuss other options. "Please," the president of the Marshall Neighborhood Association said, "let us have a go at working it out.
6:21 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Election day: Polls open from until 8:00 tonight

Lead in text: 
Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority seeks renewal of operating levy. Kalamazoo Public School seeks $62-million bond for facilities
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Kalamazoo County and communities around the region so that taxpayers can decide on a range of tax issues. Residents in the Kalamazoo, Delton Kellogg, Marcellus and Lawrence school districts will vote whether to increase property taxes to improve school facilities.
6:13 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Medicaid expansion major stumbling block in passing Michigan budget

Lead in text: 
Governor Rick Snyder backs expansion which is allowed under federal Affordable Care Act
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING, MI -- Michigan lawmakers have worked quickly on budget bills for next fiscal year, with one notable exception: The Senate has yet to consider the Department of Community Health budget, which leaves open the question of whether the state will accept and appropriate federal funds to expand Medicaid, as proposed by Gov.

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