SW Michigan

7:39 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

State Senator John Proos Announces Re-Election Bid

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Under new boundaries, Proos will run in district that includes Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph Counties
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ST. JOSEPH, MI -- State Sen. John Proos announced Monday that he will seek re-election. Proos, R-St.Joseph, has represented the 21st State Senate District covering Van Buren, Cass and St. Joseph counties since 2010. Proos also served as the state representative for the 79th district of northern Berrien County for three terms until he reached his term limit in 2010.
7:32 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Rules Portage Police Shooting Justified

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Shooting happened December 17th.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- A Portage Public Safety lieutenant's shooting of a man suspected of stabbing a woman in December has been ruled justified by the Kalamazoo County prosecutor. Following an investigation by the Michigan State Police, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeffrey Getting said in an opinion released Monday that Lt.
7:26 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Albion Superintendent Willing to Stay on Part-Time

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Jerri Lynn-Williams has served as both principal and superintendent of kindergarten through eighth grade students in Albion
ALBION - Jerri-Lynn Williams-Harper said Monday she would stay on as superintendent of Albion Public Schools - even part-time - if the school board split the superintendent and principal positions. Williams-Harper announced in December she would resign from Albion at the end of this school year "to take some other pathways."
1:24 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Bills Would Ban Use of Word "Retarded" in Michigan Law

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Republican Representative Matt Lori of Constantine is one the legislation's sponsors
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING, MI -- The word "retarded" would be removed from Michigan law under bipartisan legislation up for debate this week in Lansing. An eight bill package going before the House Policy Committee on Tuesday morning would amend various state statutes with updated references to intellectual and developmental disabilities.
9:08 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Longest Serving Member of U.S. House, Michigan Democrat John Dingell Won't Seek Re-election

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Dingell first came to Congress after he won a special election in 1955. This is his 29th full term in the U.S. House
John Dingell, longest serving U.S. representative, to retire The Dearborn Democrat who replaced his father in the House some 58 years ago and became one of the most powerful members of Congress ever, will step down after this year, capping a career unmatched.

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