SW Michigan

6:36 am
Wed April 24, 2013

State approves Berrien County's plan for dredging

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still has to sign off on plan
ST. JOSEPH - The state Department of Environmental Quality has approved Berrien County's application for a five-year permit to dredge areas of the St. Joseph River to improve navigation for boaters.
6:25 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Portage Interim Superintendent says he won't leave district "in a lurch"

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Rob Olson's contract with the Portage district runs through June 30th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Rob Olsen, the interim superintendent of Portage Public Schools, says the Portage school board is likely to meet next week to "regroup" after their sole finalist for superintendent withdrew his candidacy Monday night. "I expect they'll be meeting next week to decide what next steps to take," Olsen said.
6:14 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Celebration Cinema in Portage plans to offer food and alcohol sales later this year

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Permission still needed from state Liquor Control Commission. Sales could start this fall
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Sometime later this year Celebration! Cinema in Portage expects to begin serving beer, wine and mixed drinks along with food to those coming to see a movie. Kenyon Shane, vice president for Celebration!
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.

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