8:12 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Seasonal education jobs help unemployment rate drop 0.1%

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A regional analyst from the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Relations & Strategic Initiatives says jobs in healthcare, construction, seasonal retail trade jobs, some social services, and leisure and hospitality all fell in February.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The unemployment rate for the Kalamazoo-Portage area remained almost unchanged in February vs. January, mirroring the experience of most other regions of the state. Jobless rates inched down in February in nine of the 12 regional counties tracked by the state.
7:08 am
Fri March 29, 2013

KPS Board OKs school replacement contract

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The building that houses the Washington Writer's Academy was built nearly a century ago. The much-newer gym will stay after the rest is demolished this summer.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Contracts totaling $9.9 million to demolish Washington Writers' Academy and build a replacement school on the same site were approved Thursday by the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education. The board also approved $1.8 million in renovations for Woodward Schools for Technology and Research, $1.2 million for new K-5 English language-arts curriculum and almost $70,000 for new computers for Milwood Magnet School.
7:01 am
Fri March 29, 2013

K College prize draws global interest

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The winners of the global and regional prizes will be announced on May 11th.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Some 188 organizations have applied for the first-ever Kalamazoo College Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice. Applicants representing 23 countries, as well as 25 states and the District of Columbia, are competing for the $25,000 prize, Kalamazoo College said in a press release.
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12:27 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Albion College seeks a new president

Albion College President Donna Randall
Credit Albion College

Albion College is looking for a new president. Donna Randall, who has the job now, says she’ll step down at the end of June but will stay on as the college’s chancellor for one year after that.

Randall has been Albion’s president for six years and was the first woman to hold the position.

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5:29 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Parchment school bus hits house, no injuries

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Kalamazoo Township police are investigating the crash.
PARCHMENT, MI -- Police are investigating after a school bus, carrying 15 high school students, struck a house in Parchment Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured in the accident, according to a news release from the Parchment school district.