SW Michigan

9:51 am
Sun April 21, 2013

Finding locally produced pickles in Holland not easy

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Factory in Holland produced pickles for Heinz, but they're hard to find in area stores
It all depends upon which way the wind is blowing, but much of the Holland area is reminded daily that pickles and vinegar are produced at the Heinz plant at 431 W. 16th St. Sniffing out those products at local markets isn't nearly as simple.
9:46 am
Sun April 21, 2013

Debbie Dingell says she won't run for U.S. Senate

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Congressman Gary Peters appears to be front-runner for Democratic nomination next year
Washington -- Debbie Dingell, a long-time Democrat and member of the Wayne State board of governors, said Saturday she will not run for U.S. Senate to replace Carl Levin.
1:53 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Bangor schools "semi-lock down" ends

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School officials say one "homemade bomb" exploded in a Bangor Middle School locker but caused no damage or injuries.
BANGOR, MI - Numerous parents milled in and out of Bangor High School Friday picking up their children after news spread of a lockdown prompted by what school district officials described as two small, homemade bombs. "She doesn't want to go but she's coming home," "said Pamela Lowe, as she waited for her daughter, a 10th grader at the high school.
11:51 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Private school reform group in public spotlight

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Michigan's current constitution prohibits the use of vouchers for public schools, including charter schools.
Lansing - A secret work group that includes top aides to Gov. Rick Snyder has been meeting since December to develop a lower-cost model for K-12 public education with a funding mechanism that resembles school vouchers.
11:12 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Portage Superintendent finalist says he won't accept raise from Brighton

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Greg Gray gave public interview Thursday in Portage. Board plans to decide by April 29th whether to offer him the job.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Greg Gray, the sole finalist to head Portage Public Schools, says he won't accept a major pay raise in his current job as superintendent of Brighton Area Schools, a strategy discussed this week by the Brighton board to retain him.