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Education
4:39 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Portage School Superintendent Ric Perry faces hearing

Portage Central High School (file photo)
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Portage School Superintendent Ric Perry faces a “due process” hearing January 25th that could cost him his job. Portage School Board trustees set the date for the hearing Friday. Perry was suspended with pay December 14th while board members considered allegations that he violated his contract by having an “inappropriate” relationship with another employee. Assistant Superintendent Ron Olsen has been filling in since Perry was suspended.

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Local Music
12:57 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

The Moody Coyotes to perform at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum

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Hear about The Moody Coyotes

A Kalamazoo band called The Moody Coyotes will play on the evening of January 11 at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Their music is a blend of bluegrass, folk, country and American roots.

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Film
12:57 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty: A dramatic movie about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden

James Sanford's review of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

We never find out the last name of Maya, the CIA officer played by Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty, but that’s not entirely surprising. Thrown into the search for Osama Bin Laden in the turbulent times after September 11th, Maya is a woman who puts her work ahead of everything else. 

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Michigan House
12:47 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Gongwer editor on new legislative session

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A new legislative session has begun in Lansing. Representative Jase Bolger was re-elected Speaker of the House on Wednesday. That was a foregone conclusion, the only question was whether he would get unanimous support. But two Democrats cast no votes against Bolger as speaker. 

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Federal budget
11:10 am
Wed January 9, 2013

With "fiscal cliff" deal done, Upton says focus now on debt ceiling and tax reform

Fred Upton - file photo
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West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton he would have preferred “a grand bargain” rather than the deal reached last week that averted the “fiscal cliff.” But Upton voted for the agreement, in part, because it brings certainty in the tax code. He says it’s the first of a three step process. 

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