SW Michigan

9:53 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

State House Committee approves letting commission set wolf hunt

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Bill is likely to get a final vote in the House this week
The bill, which has already passed the Senate and now moves to the full House, would circumvent the 250,000 signatures turned in to the Secretary of State to ban a wolf hunt. That petition drive sought to overturn a law passed last year allowing the hunt, but the new bill supercedes that law.
9:06 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

WMU men's tennis to open NCAA tournament against Kentucky

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Broncos face Wildcats Friday afternoon in Lexington
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University's men's tennis program earned its 10th NCAA Tournament bid after winning the Mid-American Conference Tournament, but senior Ross VanderPloeg does not want the trip to Lexington, Ky. to be a sight-seeing tour. The Broncos (19-9) will face the University of Kentucky in the first round Friday afternoon.
9:03 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Eight Democrats removed from state House Committees as partisan feud escalates

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Battle Creek Representative Kate Segal removed from Health Policy Committee
LANSING, MI - Bickering in the Michigan House has led to some Democrats being removed from committee assignments. An email from the office of House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, said eight Democrats will be removed from committees effective Wednesday.
12:58 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Part-time KVCC instructors file grievance

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Union officials say the college's proposal would mean "drastic reductions" in pay and hours.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The part-time instructors' union at Kalamazoo Valley Community College has filed an unfair labor charge against the institution with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, the KVCC Federation of Teachers announced Monday. Beginning in the fall, part-time faculty would be limited to nine contact hours a semester, according to an email sent out to KVCC department chairs April 16.
SW Michigan
12:35 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

State prison food may go private

Maximum security prison in Jackson
Credit AP Photo

State corrections officials have reversed course and decided to privatize food services in Michigan’s prisons. The Gongwer News Service says the decision was announced today. The Corrections Department had earlier rejected all bids by private companies saying they wouldn't save enough money. That led to criticism by majority Republicans in the legislature.

Officials say the winning bid by Aramark will save the state $16 million a year but could eliminate nearly 400 jobs.

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