local government

2:39 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Kalamazoo Asks: Are Buskers Panhandlers?

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The city's attorney is looking into possible changes in Kalamazoo's rules for street musicians and other performers.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Austin Wiedeman had played his guitar in downtown Kalamazoo since the snow thawed without any interaction from police. That changed earlier this month when the 25-year-old unemployed Kalamazoo man was approached by a pair of Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers as he strummed his guitar.
7:15 am
Tue July 22, 2014

New Member Picked for Benton Harbor City Commission

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Vacancy was created when commissioner David Shaw was found guilty of resisting and obstructing police
BENTON HARBOR - Mary Donald was chosen Monday as the newest Benton Harbor city commissioner by a 6-2 vote. Donald said she has followed city politics for quite some time and is glad to have the opportunity to be a voice for the citizens.
7:12 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Approves Development on Lafayette Street

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Plan calls for building with retail space and apartments
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Motorists will soon be unable to access Lafayette Avenue from West Michigan Avenue after the Kalamazoo City Commission approved the vacation of a portion of the street Monday to allow for development in the area. Commissioners voted 6-0 to vacate 337 feet of Lafayette Avenue from West Michigan Avenue to 1111 Lafayette Ave.
6:08 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Former Vicksburg Village Manager Faces Embezzlement Charges

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Matt Crawford resigned last year after 12 years on the job
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Matt Crawford's alleged scheme, which spanned more than three years, began in 2009 when he purchased a new vehicle for the village and, during the transaction, traded in a personal vehicle and rolled $4,000 he owed on the car into the purchase,
3:10 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Comstock Township Supervisor Recall Moves Ahead

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A court hearing on the recall effort could be held in a few weeks.
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Petitions to recall Comstock Township Supervisor Ann Nieuwenhuis are currently being distributed, although the movement could be negated by an appeal hearing which has not yet been set.

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