local government

7:59 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

City Documents Lay Out Case for Firing Two Top Battle Creek Police Officials

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Investigation was sparked by allegations of hostile work environment
Former Deputy Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Saylor and Inspector Maria Alonso were fired for destroying city information, favoritism and lying to city leaders about the nature of their relationship, according to documents released Tuesday.
6:33 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Kalamazoo Mayor Takes Job With Lansing Based Medical Company

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Bobby Hopewell says new company is supportive of his role as Kalamazoo Mayor
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo's mayor has accepted a job leading a Lansing-based medical organization. Bobby Hopewell, 50, will start as president and CEO of Mobile Health Resources on Monday, May 12. Mobile Health Resources provides specialty support services such as patient billing, employee engagement surveying, customer satisfaction surveying and group purchasing to health care organizations.
7:40 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Polls Open from 7a.m. to 8p.m. Tuesday

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Various offices and tax requests are on the ballot throughout Southwest Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Kalamazoo County and elsewhere for the May 6 election. Seven school districts, two intermediate school districts, two cities and one library district in the Kalamazoo region have ballot questions or candidates before voters.
7:24 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission to Consider Water and Sewer Rate Increase Monday Night

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Kalamazoo water system supplies water to city and several surrounding townships
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners will vote tonight on ordinance amendments that would raise water and sewer rates for customers of Kalamazoo's system. City commissioners held first readings of the ordinance amendments at their April 21 meeting. Residents living in the city could see their combined water and sewer bills go up 5 percent.
6:51 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Battle Creek Officials Hope to Improve Promotion of Kellogg Airport

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The airport's 10,000 foot runway needs to be rehabilitated. Fire services at the Air National Guard Base are about to depart
The city of Battle Creek may make changes to one of its committees in an effort to better promote the W.K. Kellogg Airport.

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