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7:40 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Kalamazoo school board member to retire

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Erving Armstrong will resign from the board at the end of this month for personal reasons.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Ervin Armstrong, who has served on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education since 2009, is stepping down at the end of the month for "personal reasons" and the board is seeking to fill the seat. The board treasurer, Armstrong's resignation from the board is effective July 31.
7:38 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Former Portage Superintendent files suit

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Ric Perry is trying to overturn a arbitrator’s ruling that said the Portage school board had a right to force him out of his position.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Richard Perry, former superintendent of Portage Public Schools, has filed a lawsuit to overturn an arbitrator's ruling that the Portage school board was justified in forcing him out. The suit was filed July 9 in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court, 20 days after the arbitrator's decision was released.
5:40 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Dangerous waves, currents on Lake Michigan

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Police in South Haven rescued six swimmers off of the city’s South Beach on Friday.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- The North and South Beach in South Haven have been closed to water activities due to reported 6- to 8-foot waves on Lake Michigan. The South Haven Police Department and South Haven Area Emergency Services are asking beach goers to stay out of the water until the waves calm down and the beach "water closed" warning flags are removed.
4:15 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Layoffs to come at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

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Entergy Corporation that owns Palisades is reducing its workforce company-wide.
Entergy Corp., the company which owns and operates Palisades, is reducing its workforce fleet-wide, spokesman Mike Burns said. The company is engaged in a number of initiatives to examine how to meet the challenges facing the industry, he said. "One specific initiative is focused on finding ways to increase efficiencies in all parts of our business," said Burns in a statement.
5:09 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Locals protest removal of historic dam

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Residents say they have concerns about Enbridge owning the property and removing the 100-year-old historic dam.
CERESCO, MI - Enbridge Inc. plans to purchase and remove Ceresco Dam, located along the Kalamazoo River just southeast of Battle Creek, if the move is best for the environment and for federal and state governments, a company spokesperson said.

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