SW Michigan

9:12 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Vicksburg Village Manager resigns

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No reason given for Matt Crawford's resignation.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - Vicksburg Village Manager Matt Crawford has resigned, ending his 23 years of service to the village, the last 12 as its manager. No reason was given for Crawford's resignation, which was verbally given to Vicksburg Village President Bill Adams on Monday and signed today.
9:07 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Michigan mayors back gun magazine limits

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Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell among those signing the letter backing legislation.
Washington - Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and 11 other Michigan municipal chiefs joined more 850 other mayors in backing legislation to ban high-capacity magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets. The coalition led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Thomas Menino sent a letter to congressional leaders backing legislation that seeks to prevent mass shootings by gunmen with high-capacity magazines.
12:38 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

House approves accepting federal grant for health care exchange. Conservative groups threaten primary challenges

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Former Kalamazoo area State Representative Jack Hoogendyk leading effort against accepting a grant to set up a health care exchange.
Lansing - A coalition of conservative and tea party groups has threatened to withdraw political support from GOP lawmakers who vote in favor of funding a state and federal health exchange partnership with a nearly $31 million federal grant.
12:04 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Portage District Library will consider internal staff for new director

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Library Board Chairwoman says interim director Christy Klein will likely be a candidate.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The Portage District Library Board will not do a national search for a new director but will instead do an internal search only. A national search to replace long-time director Christine Berro, who retired Jan. 4 after 32 years with the library, 15 as director, had been considered by the board, said Betty Lee Ongley, Library Board chairwoman.
9:45 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Poll finds most Michigan voters agree more road funding needed

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Majority of those who say more should be spent on roads say they would be willing to pay more in fees and taxes.
LANSING, MI -- Most Michigan voters believe the state should invest more money in roads, and many of those individuals are willing to pay more in taxes and fees to get the job done, according to the results of a new statewide poll.

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