local government

8:19 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Update on Public Safety Racial Profiling Study Scheduled for Monday's Kalamazoo City Commission Work Session

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Traffic stops are down since release of study that showed blacks are twice as likely as whites to be stopped in Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners will receive an update on the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety's racial profiling study at a work session tonight. Chief Jeff Hadley will update commissioners on his department's actions since the study came out last September. Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m.
7:03 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Holland's Low-Income Tenants Have Little Recourse for Problems

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Problems with bed bugs at apartment complex surfaced in June
What started as a bed bugs infestation at a Holland apartment complex two weeks ago has ended up posing more questions than answers, as tenants are still struggling to understand their rights and local, state and federal agencies are slow to respond - or are proving too complicated to navigate.
7:58 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Battle Creek Leaders Say New Era of Transparency Needed

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City is searching for city manager, assistant city manager and police chief
For more than an hour, four Battle Creek city commissioners sat in a conference room with a handful of residents. The setting, a conference room reserved for a committee appointed to help search for the next city manager, was formal.
7:53 am
Fri March 7, 2014

News Conference Friday on Battle Creek Police Investigation

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Little has been revealed so far about internal investigation
Battle Creek officials will discuss police department issues during a press conference Friday, the city has announced. In a statement, the city said Interim City Manager Susan Bedsole and Interim Police Chief Jim Blocker will address news media at 2 p.m. Friday in City Hall. Neither official would answer questions before then, the city said.
7:43 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Decision on Proposed Portage Gas Station Delayed Again

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Residents have raised concerns about safety and traffic for the site which is near a school
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - For the third time in a month a public hearing on a proposed gas station at the former Centre Street Market on East Centre Avenue was adjourned Thursday. Don Ziemke, the developer for Great Lakes Convenience, told the Portage Planning Commission he needed more time to address concerns raised by city staff.

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