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1:53 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Michigan's air quality gets better, and worse

MSU researchers use a mobile lab to check air pollution levels
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The quality of the air in southwest Michigan took a hit last year. But a new report by the American Lung Association suggests that, in general, Michigan’s air is getting better.

The State of the Air 2013 report gives Allegan County an “F” and Kalamazoo County a “C” for ozone levels. But both got much better marks for soot and other particulates. No data was collected in Calhoun, Van Buren, and Saint Joseph counties.

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Portage Superintendent Search
9:06 am
Wed April 24, 2013

What's next for Portage Schools Superintendent search?

Portage Central High School - file photo
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Interview with Julie Mack

The Portage School Board is weighing its next move after the sole finalist for superintendent took his name out of consideration on Monday. 

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KPS Bond Proposal
7:26 am
Wed April 24, 2013

$62-million bond proposal for Kalamazoo Schools on May 7th ballot

File photo
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Interview with KPS Superintendent Michael Rice

Voters in the Kalamazoo Public School district will vote on a $62-million bond proposal on May 7th. It would pay for various improvements at several buildings in the district. 

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Michigan education system
10:34 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Governor's education summit held amid criticism of reform group

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Interview with Christopher Klaver

Governor Rick Snyder is calling for the business and education communities to work together to prepare students to enter the job market. He opened his education summit Monday in East Lansing saying the education system is broken. 

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Food Bank Director Retires
9:56 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Food Bank Executive Director looks back, prepares for retirement

Food Bank of South Central Michigan in Battle Creek
Credit Food Bank of South Central Michigan website

Interview with Bob Randels

The Executive Director of the Food Bank of South Central Michigan says it's been "the greatest job in the world." Bob Randels plans to retire from that job early next year. 

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