SW Michigan

6:14 am
Wed April 9, 2014

KVCC Changes Will Mean Slight Increase in Fall

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Students will be charged for total contact hours, rather than credit hours
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo Valley Community College students will pay a bit more for classes starting this fall after the KVCC Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to increase course fees and charge students for contact hours rather than credit hours.
6:47 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Saugatuck and Douglas Left Out of State Grant for Consolidation Study

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Officials disappointed not to receive money for study although both cities rejected merger
Saugatuck and Douglas did not receive any money from a state program designed to offset the costs of consolidations."All along, they said this money is here to do these things," said Saugatuck City Manager Kirk Harrier, but the state decided not to help fund the $10,000 study by the Citizens Research Council that said the cities could save about $500,000 if they consolidated.Residents in both cities turned down a proposal in November to merge.
6:31 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Kalamazoo Humane Society Looks to Finalize $2-million purchase

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Agreement has been signed to purchase building on Sprinkle Road
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - After years of operating in inadequate facilities, the Kalamazoo Humane Society is close to finalizing a $2 million agreement to purchase an animal care and resource center it hopes to share with the Kalamazoo County Animal Shelter.
6:23 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Land Reports Raising $1.5-Million for Senate Campaign This Year

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Democrat Gary Peters has not yet disclosed first quarter fund raising numbers
Lansing Republican Terri Lynn Land raised $1.5 million in the first three months of this year in her bid for the U.S. Senate against presumptive Democratic opponent Gary Peters. Lands campaign disclosed the former secretary of states first quarter fundraising total Monday night to The Detroit News.
7:23 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Nearly 27,000 Enrolled in Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program

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States hope to enroll 320,000 people in first year
LANSING - Michigan has received more than 46,000 applications for the state's expanded Medicaid program in less than a week. As of midnight on Monday, the state had received 46,091 applications and enrolled 26,906 people in the Healthy Michigan plan since it launched April 1, according to the Michigan Department of Community Health.

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