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9:10 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Hispanic-American Council Director Says Focus Should be on Families

File photo of immigration protests in Washington D.C. in June of 2014
Credit Michigan United


The Executive Director of the Hispanic-American Council of Kalamazoo says President Obama's executive order is only a temporary solution.   

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6:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Southwest Michigan Hispanics Welcome President's Action of Immigration

But Congressman Fred Upton says Obama's "go it alone" approach isn't the solution for immigration reform
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Excitement, relief and hope were just a few of the emotions that more than 75 people from around Southwest Michigan displayed Thursday night after hearing President Barack Obama introduce new executive actions aimed at dealing with immigration.
6:21 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Postal Workers Plan Friday Protest of Kalamazoo Mail Processing Center Closing

Sorting and processing work will be transferred to Grand Rapids
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Two trade unions will protest on Friday the planned closing of the United States Postal Service's sorting center on 9th Street in Oshtemo Township. Members of the American Postal Workers Union-Local 143 and the National Mail Handlers Postal Union are expected to carry informational picket signs from noon to 1 p.m.
7:59 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

Next Open Enrollment Begins Soon in Michigan

As of Friday, 17 carriers were offering policies
Open enrollment of federal health reform's centerpiece - health plans for the uninsured and the underinsured on state marketplaces - opens Saturday with more companies and more than twice as many plans in Michigan. In many cases, premium costs have fallen, on the Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace, or state exchange, driven down by a crowded marketplace, according to agents, consumer advocates and insurers.
12:40 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Consolidation of U.S. Postal Distribution Centers to Start Again in January

Mail and processing work done in Oshtemo Township will shift to Grand Rapids
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The consolidation of the mail processing work done at the Kalamazoo Processing and Distribution Center on 9th Street in Oshtemo Township -- and at four other Michigan mail distribution centers -- will restart in January, the U.S. Postal Service says.