SW Michigan

6:26 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Educators fear cuts as sequester deadline nears

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Cut would be small percentage of overall school spending, but would programs like special education and Head Start.
Area school districts and preschool providers nervously watched the countdown to deep federal spending cuts this week, unsure exactly what kind of effect that might have on the area. The federal sequestration spending cuts set to begin Friday could cut $84.7 million from Michigan education programs, according to an analysis from the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
6:18 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Men's basketball: Western Michigan 65 Toledo 62

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Broncos regain sole possession of first place in Mid-American Conference West Division.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
TOLEDO, OH - "Tired" and "sore" were two of the first words uttered by Western Michigan University's Darius Paul and David Brown, respectively, outside of the visitor's locker room Wednesday night at Toledo's Savage Arena. Imagine how the Rockets must feel - Paul and Brown wore THEM out during a 65-62 statement-making victory in a Mid-American Conference West Division first-place showdown.
8:10 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Macomb County Judge selected to fill vacancy on Michigan Supreme Court

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David Viviano's seat on the state's highest court will be up for election in 2014.
LANSING - Macomb County Circuit Court Judge David Viviano will become the next state Supreme Court justice, replacing ex-Justice Diane Hathaway who resigned in January amidst a scandal over a short sale of her Grosse Pointe Park home. Viviano, 41, was elected to the Macomb County Circuit Court in 2006 and serves as its chief judge.
7:54 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Ingham County Judge extends grand jury investigation into party-switching scheme

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Former State Representative Roy Schmidt switched parties last year. House Speaker Jase Bolger assisted Schmidt and suggested he find a straw Democratic candidate for the ballot.
LANSING, MI - A one-judge grand jury looking into the political party switch scheme involving then-Rep. Roy Schmidt and Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger is going to continue its investigation. Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is handling the inquiry into the scheme hatched by Schmidt - then a Grand Rapids state lawmaker - and the Republican House speaker last year.
SW Michigan Today
12:54 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

New WMU trustees hold first meeting

Trustee Michelle Crumm being sworn in.

 Newly appointed Western Michigan University trustees had their first meeting with the board today. Trustees Michelle Crumm of Ann Arbor and Ronald Hall of Detroit were appointed by Governor Rick Snyder last November. 

Their 8-year terms began on January 1st. Crumm and Hall have replaced Larry Tolbert and Dennis Archer. Jeanne Carlson was elected the new chairwoman of Western Michigan University’s board of trustees and Jim Hettiger is now vice chairman.

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