SW Michigan

11:28 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Kalamazoo backyard bird count includes some rare sightings

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The count recorded increases in tree sparrows, dark-eyed juncos and other species of birds.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - In amongst the murder of crows, the gaggle of geese and the murmuration of starlings that bird watchers spotted at the Kalamazoo Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count, a few treasures were spotted. Two bald eagles. A peregrine falcon. Even a grebe, never recorded on this count before, said Audubon member Russ Schipper.
11:13 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court to rule on Right to Work

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The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in August that state employees are covered by the law.
The Michigan Supreme Court will rule on whether state employees are covered by the right-to-work law passed late in 2012, the court said today.
7:36 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Bill would put struggling schools under ISD oversight

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Bill proposed as alternative to Education Achievement Authority
LANSING -- With a proposal to expand the Education Achievement Authority languishing in the Michigan House, one lawmaker has introduced an alternative that would give intermediate school districts more control over reforming struggling schools.
7:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Flu death reported in Barry County

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Health officials say confirmed cases represent fraction of actual illness
BARRY COUNTY -- The Barry-Eaton District Health Department has confirmed one flu-related death among 15 cases of the illness in the two counties, according to a report released Wednesday, Jan. 29. Agency leaders released no additional information on the death victim.
7:16 am
Thu January 30, 2014

WMU men's basketball falls at Buffalo

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Broncos host rival Central Michigan on Saturday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The University at Buffalo built a double-digit lead in the first half against visiting Western Michigan University on Wednesday and weathered a WMU rally in the second half to beat the Broncos 84-63 in the Mid-American Conference cross-divisional matchup in Buffalo, N.Y.

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