SW Michigan

7:45 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Several government offices closed for MLK holiday

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Many events in Kalamazoo honor ;late civil rights leader
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Even though many offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there are events happening around Kalamazoo to celebrate the holiday that are free and open to the public. All Michigan Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday.
7:21 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Kalamazoo city manager wants task force on legacy costs

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City faces $6-million in costs for retiree health care costs
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Manager Jim Ritsema on Monday will ask the Kalamazoo City Commission to authorize the creation of a task force to examine the city's legacy costs. Ritsema's task force would include staff and community stakeholders to "research, study and explore options that contain the city's long-term financial liability for providing health care to its retirees," Ritsema wrote to city commissioners in a staff memo.
8:06 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Rogers raises concerns over Olympic security

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Michigan Congressman tells CNN that more cooperation is needed from Russian government
U.S. Rep Mike Rogers said he is "very concerned" about the safety of athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Rogers, R-Brighton, said Russia is not sharing intelligence information with the U.S. Security has become a concern for the games; in the past month, there have been suicide bombings and foiled plots near the games' location.
7:49 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Nesbitt says ALEC doesn't come before district

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Lawton Republican says he refused to sign group's loyalty oath
State Rep. Aric Nesbitt said no one should doubt his devotion to Southwest Michigan residents despite his formal role with a noted corporate-funded advocacy organization.
7:40 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Series of events honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Lead in text: 
Day of service includes several projects in Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- This year's observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day marks the 28th year that the holiday has been celebrated. Kalamazoo will keep to its traditions by offering events to honor his legacy that are free and open to the public.

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