SW Michigan

9:16 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Michigan Republicans leading money race

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GOP has fundraising advantage over Democrats in races for statewide office, as well as state Senate
Lansing Republicans led by Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette out-raised Democrats in 2013 and enter the 2014 election year with substantially more on hand, campaign finance reports filed Friday with the Michigan Secretary of State show. The disparity has election implications for Democrats hoping to win back control of the House and the governorship.
8:58 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Kalamazoo city crews working to clear local streets

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City crews have also been working to repair water main breaks
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- City of Kalamazoo crews focused on clearing snow from major streets on Saturday and have been concentrating on local streets Sunday, according to a news release. On Monday, they will focus on plowing dead-end streets.
SW Michigan
3:25 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Battle Creek seeks new interim police chief

Battle Creek Police Headquarters
Credit Andy Robins / WMUK

Battle Creek is looking for a new interim police chief. City officials said Friday that the current interim chief, Jim Saylor, is considering jobs in other cities.

Saylor is the department’s deputy chief and had been expected to fill in after long-time Battle Creek Police Chief Jackie Hampton retires. Battle Creek City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama says a new interim chief will be selected and that candidates for the post from inside and outside city government will be considered.

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12:13 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Pennfield superintendent will drop "interim" from title

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Tim Everett has worked for the Pennfield district for the last 23 years
Interim Pennfield Schools Superintendent Tim Everett will drop the "interim" from his title after he today accepted an offer to become the district's full-time chief executive. Everett will now enter contract negotiations with the district's Board of Education. The district's last superintendent, Ben Laser, made $136,605in annual salary when he left the district this summer.
7:54 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Snow and ice drives up demand for salt

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Company in Saint Joseph says tonnage sold this year is double last year's amount.
ST. JOSEPH - The cold, snowy winter has been a busy time for Dock 63 on the St. Joseph River harbor.