SW Michigan

7:01 am
Fri March 29, 2013

K College prize draws global interest

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The winners of the global and regional prizes will be announced on May 11th.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Some 188 organizations have applied for the first-ever Kalamazoo College Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice. Applicants representing 23 countries, as well as 25 states and the District of Columbia, are competing for the $25,000 prize, Kalamazoo College said in a press release.
SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Upton not in, or out, of US Senate race

Congressman Fred Upton
Credit WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton (R-Saint Joseph) isn’t ruling out a run for U.S. Senate next year. He isn’t ruling it in, either. With Democrat Carl Levin’s decision to retire next year, Upton says Republicans have a chance to take that seat in 2014.

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1:44 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Michigan's emergency manager law challenged

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The lawsuit is just the first of several legal challenges planned. The state's new EFM law takes effect Thursday.
Detroit - Opponents of Michigan's new emergency manager law, which goes into effect today, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Wednesday, saying the legislation deprives citizens of "constitutionally protected rights" and dilutes their vote. A news conference has been set for 10:30 a.m.
SW Michigan
12:27 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Albion College seeks a new president

Albion College President Donna Randall
Credit Albion College

Albion College is looking for a new president. Donna Randall, who has the job now, says she’ll step down at the end of June but will stay on as the college’s chancellor for one year after that.

Randall has been Albion’s president for six years and was the first woman to hold the position.

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SW Michigan
10:24 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Michigan GOP official in hot water over Facebook post

Credit WMUK

Michigan’s Republican national committeeman says he doesn’t plan to resign because of Facebook posts about gays and lesbians. The Gongwer News Service says 21 GOP precinct delegates and other party leaders are urging David Agema to go. Their call came after the former state lawmaker put a post on Facebook suggesting that gays committed half of all murders in New York City.

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