SW Michigan

8:29 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Democrats urge Congressman Gary Peters to run for Senate

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Southeast Michigan lawmaker had big fundraising first quarter. Reps. Justin Amash and Mike Roger considered possible Republican candidates for Senate
Washington - U.S. Rep. Gary Peters raised more money in the first quarter of this year than two other fellow representatives combined who are also considering a run for U.S. Senate. Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, is eyeing a campaign for Senate in 2014 with the retirement of Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit.
8:21 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

WMU men's basketball: Forward Darius Paul transferring

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Paul was named Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Darius Paul is leaving the Western Michigan University men's basketball program, the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year said to MLive.com Tuesday afternoon. Paul said he did not know where he will transfer, but has been granted an unconditional release by WMU.
8:14 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

State House Republicans drop proposed penalties for contracts approved before "right to work" law

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University of Michigan and Wayne State University among institutions that approved contracts shortly before law took effect
LANSING - Controversial language that would have punished public school districts, universities, community colleges and local units of government that approved union contracts before the right-to-work law went into effect was dropped by the state House of Representatives as it began debating the budgets for schools and the rest of government Tuesday.
8:09 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Few security adjustments made for Kalamazoo Marathon

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Safety plans reviewed after bombing at Boston Marathon.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo Marathon race director Blaine Lam said a few minor adjustments were made for the Borgess Run for the Health of It events on May 5 after a run through checklists with medical and security officials Tuesday morning. Lam said he hopes the most notable change from last year will be unnoticed by runners and spectators.
2:36 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Portage schools face more choices in superintendent search

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The only finalist for the job, Brighton Superintendent Greg Gray, says he's staying put after visiting Portage for a public interview last week.
Now that their lone finalist for superintendent has withdrawn his candidacy, Portage Public Schools Board of Education needs to decide whether to return to their original pool of applicants, start a new search or continue for now with an interim superintendent, Trustee Joanne Willson said this morning.

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