local government http://wmuk.org en Kalamazoo Gazette Reporter Looks at City's Early Retirement Program http://wmuk.org/post/kalamazoo-gazette-reporter-looks-citys-early-retirement-program <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Emily Monaceill&nbsp;examined the numbers after Kalamazoo's early retirement program wrapped up in January.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:12:19 +0000 Gordon Evans 13006 at http://wmuk.org Kalamazoo Gazette Reporter Looks at City's Early Retirement Program New interim police chief in BC http://wmuk.org/post/new-interim-police-chief-bc <p>The City of Battle Creek has a new interim police chief. The city announced Tuesday that Detective Jim Blocker will take over the department following former chief Jackie Hampton's retirement last month. Deputy Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Saylor has initially been picked to replace Hampton while the search for a permanent chief was underway way. But Saylor and city officials later agreed that he should step aside because he was considering jobs in other cities.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:11:38 +0000 Andrew Robins 12562 at http://wmuk.org New interim police chief in BC Battle Creek City Manager Resigns, Questions Remain http://wmuk.org/post/battle-creek-city-manager-resigns-questions-remain <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20140205/NEWS01/302050010/Amid-philosophy-differences-Tsuchiyama-steps-down">Battle Creek Enquirer</a> reporter Jennifer Bowman says City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama's resignation did not come as a surprise.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:22:02 +0000 Gordon Evans 12166 at http://wmuk.org Battle Creek City Manager Resigns, Questions Remain Battle Creek seeks new interim police chief http://wmuk.org/post/battle-creek-seeks-new-interim-police-chief <p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:25:37 +0000 Andrew Robins 12062 at http://wmuk.org Battle Creek seeks new interim police chief Election 2013: Portage City Council http://wmuk.org/post/election-2013-portage-city-council <p></p><p></p><p>Portage voters will elect at least one new member to the City Council next week. Six candidates are running for the three City Council seats in Portage this year.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:10:28 +0000 Gordon Evans 9932 at http://wmuk.org Election 2013: Portage City Council