SW Michigan

2:50 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

WMU medical school construction begins

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Late awarded sub-contracts and frozen ground has caused some delays for the $68 million project.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Excavation work is underway at the site of Western Michigan University's new medical school. The chilliest March in 15 years caused a few delays, said Christopher Pyzik, project manager for Western Michigan University. But the construction manager, Walbridge, has assured him the $68 million project at 300 Portage St.
1:13 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Update: Michigan officially receives permit to build second bridge between Detroit and Canada

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Governor Snyder says construction of bridge will create about 12,000 construction jobs and as many as another 31,000 indirect jobs
It's official. The U.S. State Department announced its issuance of a presidential permit to the state of Michigan for the New International Trade Crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, But legal fireworks are still expected: While the issuance of the permit is a huge move, Manuel (Matty) Moroun, who owns the 84-year-old Ambassador Bridge, is expected to continue his fight to block the rival NITC.
7:47 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Announcement on new bridge with Canada could come today

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Permit is one of last hurdles to clear before construction can begin
The presidential permit for the New International Trade Crossing has been approved, and the announcement will be made today in Detroit by Gov. Rick Snyder, the Free Press has learned. Jeff Holyfield, a spokesman for Snyder, said the governor will be in Detroit today for an economic development announcement, but he would not confirm the news about the presidential permit.
7:39 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Kalamazoo School Board says Superintendent Michael Rice "exceeds expectations" in evaluation

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Board says vote on superintendent evaluation was unanimous
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice received a glowing evaluation from his school board Thursday, which said he "continues to make exceptional progress in leading our district."
6:22 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Berrien County property values down, but decline is slowing

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Report shows fourth consecutive year that property values have declined, but percentage is lower than past years
ST. JOSEPH - The decline in property values in Berrien County is slowing, signaling a return to stability in the real estate market, an official said Thursday.