SW Michigan

12:31 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Art Hop Organizers Consider Changes With Less Funding

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Budget cuts have forced Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated to reduce its financial support for monthly events
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The future of one of downtown Kalamazoo's "signature" events could look very different after this year. Once a month, typically on the first Friday of the month, downtown Kalamazoo businesses and organizations use their space to display the work of local artists for Art Hop.
11:27 am
Mon February 10, 2014

House Democrats Call for Independent Investigation of Prison Escape

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Governor Rick Snyder asked Attorney General Bill Schuette to investigation
LANSING - House Democrats today called for an independent investigation into the recent Ionia prison break by a convicted killer, saying a probe headed by Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette will be too political to get to the bottom of what happened.
7:15 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Study Shows More Higher Education Dollars Going to Administrative and Support Staff

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Universities are using more part-time and temporary instructors
Newly released data shows the ranks of administrators and professional staff at the state's public and private colleges and universities are growing while the ratio of full-time faculty per thousand students is declining. Both four-year and two-year schools are increasingly turning to part-time or temporary instructors to fill faculty ranks.
6:49 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Changes Address Language Barriers in Calhoun County Courts

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State administrators approved the language access plan last week
Until Thursday, Calhoun County courts lacked a plan to help those who don't speak fluent English understand what is happening in court proceedings. Now the county's courts comply with state rules after a Language Access Plan was approved by the state. Last week state administrators approved the Calhoun County Courts Language Access Plan.
8:09 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Effort Begins to Put Minimum Wage Increase on Michigan Ballot

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Leaders plan to ask for a new minimum wage between $9.50 and $10 per hour
A coalition of faith-based organizations, labor unions and civil rights groups launched a campaign Saturday to raise Michigans minimum wage by securing the issue a spot on the November ballot. Michigan United has started recruiting volunteers to obtain the necessary 258,088 signatures to place the measure on the ballot of more than 322,609 signatures for a proposed constitutional amendment.