Portage Superintendent Search
10:02 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Portage identifies sole finalist for superintendent

Portage Central High School - file photo
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The Portage School Board has identified the candidate they want to interview as they search for a new superintendent. Greg Gray is currently the superintendent of the Brighton Area School District. 

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WMU development
9:14 am
Tue April 16, 2013

WMU puts Goldsworth Valley development on hold after outcry

Goldsworth Valley Woods
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Western Michigan University President John Dunn says a proposed new dining facility in Goldsworth Valley is on hold. Dunn made the announcement in an e-mail to the campus community Tuesday. 

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Around the Nation
8:01 am
Tue April 16, 2013

'Boston Globe' Reporter Was Near Blast At Marathon

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:04 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Witnesses to yesterday's Boston Marathon explosions include David Abel. He's a reporter for the Boston Globe. He was at the finish line yesterday afternoon around 3 o'clock, and Mr. Abel, what did you see and feel?

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SW Michigan
7:43 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon: web roundup

Medical workers help people near the finish line of the Boston Marathon
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Southwest Michigan runners and their families had anxious moments after participating in Monday's Boston Marathon. At least three people have been reported dead and dozens were injured by explosions near the finish line. 

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Around the Nation
7:17 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Violating His Own Rule, Judge Fines Himself

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:04 pm

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7:14 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Blasts Don't Stop 78-Year-Old Marathoner In Boston

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:04 pm

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6:31 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Lawsuit filed over hospital overlay district in Marshall

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The overlay district designates an area for possible expansion of Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall
MARSHALL - The debate over the approved Hospital Campus Overlay District in Marshall doesn't appear to be over yet. The Marshall Neighborhood Association has filed a lawsuit against the city of Marshall over the approval of the overlay. In response, city council members unanimously voted Monday night to hire the Detroit-based law firm, Miller Canfield.
6:19 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Brighton School Chief named sole finalist for Portage Superintendent

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Portage School Board members say they hope to bring in Brighton Superintendent Greg Gray Thursday for the first of several public interviews
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Greg Gray, the 41-year-old superintendent of Brighton Area Schools, is the sole finalist to head Portage Public Schools, the Portage school board decided Monday. Board members at their meeting Monday praised Gray's track record and said he was the candidate that best fit their criteria for the job.
6:12 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Richland Village Council President resigns

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Jeff Heppler, who is also on the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners, says a highway safety grant from the state means he can't serve in both positions
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
RICHLAND, MI -- Jeff Heppler presided over his last Richland Village Council meeting Monday night. "I don't want to leave, but I have to because of a grant," Heppler said after resigning his seat on the council.
Around the Nation
5:29 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Deadly Blasts Punctuate Boston Marathon's Finish Line

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:03 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene. Good morning.

The lead agency in yesterday's Boston Marathon explosions is the FBI. Federal investigators say this morning they are doing all they can to get answers, but there is still much they do not know.

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Around the Nation
5:29 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Store Manager Was Close To Blasts In Boston

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:04 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

I'm David Greene.

Let's work through what we know about yesterday's explosions at the Boston Marathon.

INSKEEP: Hours of struggle and accomplishment changed in an instant. Mirabelle Garcia had just finished running her ninth Boston Marathon.

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Around the Nation
5:29 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Authorities Comb Evidence For Clues In Boston Blasts

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:04 pm

Steve Inskeep talks to Juan Zarate, former deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism, about what investigators are looking for the day after the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Planet Money
3:55 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Most People Are Supposed To Pay This Tax. Almost Nobody Actually Pays It.

Amazon doesn't charge sales tax in most states — but you may still be on the hook to pay the tax.
Scott Sady AP

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:17 pm

The majority of Americans have now filed their taxes. And the majority of Americans have done so incorrectly.

There is one mistake, in particular, that lots of people made: They bought tax-free things online or in another state — and they failed to pay tax on their purchase in their home state.

It's called a use tax. As far as I can tell, accountants and tax lawyers are some of the only people who pay it.

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Author Interviews
3:53 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Is The United States A 'Dispensable Nation'?

Michael Krinke iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:04 pm

In The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy In Retreat, former State Department adviser Vali Nasr describes veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke being all but frozen out by President Obama's inner circle, for whom Nasr believes diplomacy was a "lost art."

Instead of engaging civilians to find political solutions in Afghanistan and beyond, they would look first to the military and intelligence agencies for solutions that were politically popular — that includes getting U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.

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Law
3:52 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Adoption Case Brings Rare Family Law Dispute To High Court

This October 2011 photo provided by Melanie Capobianco shows her adoptive daughter, Veronica, trick-or-treating in Charleston, S.C. The child has been the focus of a custody battle between her adoptive parents and her birth father.
Courtesy of Melanie Capobianco AP

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:04 pm

Take the usual agony of an adoption dispute. Add in the disgraceful U.S. history of ripping Indian children from their Native American families. Mix in a dose of initial fatherly abandonment. And there you have it — a poisonous and painful legal cocktail that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.

At issue is the reach of the Indian Child Welfare Act, known as ICWA. The law was enacted in 1978 to protect Native American tribes from having their children almost literally stolen away and given to non-Indian adoptive or foster parents.

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Explosions At Boston Marathon
10:02 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Eyewitness: 'This Is Type Of Stuff You See In Baghdad, Not Boston'

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Bruce Mendelsohn witnessed the explosions from a window above, and joins us now from Cambridge, Mass. Earlier, you were in Boston, right near the finish line of the marathon?

BRUCE MENDELSOHN: That's correct. I had just finished watching my younger brother finish the marathon. It was a beautiful day. People were cheering. This was about four hours and 30 minutes on the clock. I was in an office on 667 Boylston St., on the third floor; at a party, at a post-race party, and we were having a nice time.

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Explosions At Boston Marathon
10:02 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Hospitals Report Dozens Of Injured People After Boston Attack

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And we turn now to Asma Khalid, a reporter with member station WBUR in Boston. She joins us from outside Massachusetts General Hospital, where many of the victims, of the injured victims, have been taken. Asma, what kinds of injuries have you been hearing about?

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Explosions At Boston Marathon
10:02 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Thousands Were Still Running Race When Boston Attacks Occurred

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

I'm Robert Siegel.

And now the latest from Boston where a pair of explosions this afternoon killed two people and left at least 93 injured. The blasts occurred just before 3:00 p.m. at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Some 23,000 people had started the race and several thousand were still running when the attack happened.

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Explosions At Boston Marathon
9:37 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Investigators Cautious About Providing Details In Boston Attack

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 10:02 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Investigators are gathering evidence related to the blasts. Law-enforcement officials have been cautious about providing any details. NPR's counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston is here with the latest. And Dina, do investigators have any leads?

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Explosions At Boston Marathon
9:37 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

At Least Three People Killed In Boston Attack

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 10:02 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel.

More than 100 people injured, and police now say at least three people killed by the explosions today at the Boston Marathon. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says the FBI is now leading multiply agencies in an investigation, and security has been tightened across Boston.

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Explosions At Boston Marathon
9:37 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

15-Block Area Secured As Crime Scene After Boston Attack

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 10:02 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And NPR's Tovia Smith joins us now from Boston. And, Tovia, let's recap the chronology just a little bit. Two explosions about 10 seconds apart, very close by at the finish line, correct?

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9:13 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

New leader of Berrien County economic development agency to work on strategic plan

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Vicki Pratt was chosen in February from among hundreds of applicants to lead Cornerstone Alliance
BENTON HARBOR - The new leader of Cornerstone Alliance says her first order of business will be to work on the organization's next strategic plan.
9:06 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Undocumented immigrant arrest part of "sting operation" ends up in Calhoun County Jail

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Group says it "infiltrated" county jail after it learned that people without other criminal offenses were being arrested and taken to Calhoun County
An undocumented immigrant from Texas had herself arrested in Detroit and is now detained at the Calhoun County Jail in a sting operation she said proves Michigan immigration officials are arresting low-priority cases against federal guidelines.
8:57 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Kalamazoo running community verifying safety of Boston Marathon runners from area

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Kalamazoo Area runners club asking those who ran in Boston Marathon to check in on Facebook to show they are safe
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Some of the 38 local athletes who participated in the Boston Marathon on Monday are checking into a Facebook Group to let their families and friends know they are safe after two explosions injured at least a dozen people near the finish line just before 3 p.m.
8:49 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Kalamazoo doctor says Boston Marathon "robbed of its usual joy"

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Dr. Eric Blackwell finished Boston Marathon an hour and a half before two explosions
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BOSTON, MA -- Dr. Eric Blackwell has run more than 15 marathons, each ending with a feeling of joy and accomplishment. Monday's Boston Marathon was robbed of that. Blackwell, a physician at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, finished the race an hour and a half before the two explosions that killed two and left dozens of others injured.
NPR Story
8:37 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Boston ER Doctor Reports Battlefield-Style Injuries

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 10:02 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And now, a firsthand account of the emergency response to the attacks. We're going to hear from a Boston doctor who spoke with our co-host Audie Cornish.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Joining us now is Dr. Michael Gibson. He's a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He's been seeing the victims of today's explosions in Boston in the emergency room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Gibson, to begin, what kind of injuries are you seeing? What's coming into the emergency room there?

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NPR Story
8:37 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

No Suspects In Custody In Boston Terror Attack

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 10:02 pm

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block have the latest on the explosions at the Boston Marathon near the race's fourth hour.

NPR Story
8:37 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Obama: 'Make No Mistake, We Will Get To The Bottom Of This'

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 8:58 pm

President Obama addressed the nation after explosions at the Boston Marathon left multiple people injured on Monday.

NPR Story
6:06 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

An Update On The Boston Marathon Explosions

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 10:02 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block. We begin this hour with the horrific story unfolding today out of Boston. Just over four hours into the Boston Marathon, two explosions ripped into a crowd of onlookers and runners not far from the finish line. Boston Police have confirmed at least two people dead, and 23 injured. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick spoke just moments ago, along with the city's police commissioner, Ed Davis.

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Dance
5:59 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

'Give and Take Away': A dance about relationships

Credit Wellspring Corri Terry & Dancers

Wellspring: Cori Terry & Dancers will premiere their spring concert PULL. PULL features two dances the troupe performed in their fall concert PUSH, as well as two new pieces. Performances will be held at the Kalamazoo Epic Center’s Wellspring Theatre April 18-20 at 8 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m.

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