SW Michigan

12:47 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Survey Shows Snyder's Approval Rating at Highest Levels in Three Years

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Michigan State survey shows Governor's approval rating is better than Jennifer Granholm's when she won re-election in 2006
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders approval rating among likely voters inched up this winter to the highest level since after he took office in early 2011, according to Michigan State Universitys latest State of the State Survey released Friday.
8:56 am
Fri April 18, 2014

WMU's Sangren Hall Makes List of Environmentally Friendly University Buildings

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Ranking includes buildings all over the world
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University's award-winning Sangren Hall has picked up another kudos. It was named to a list of the Top 50 Most Impressive Environmentally Friendly University Buildings by BestMaster'sDegrees.com. "We looked for structures that reflect leadership in sustainability and also have significant visual impact," wrote Marianna Chara.
7:03 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Downtown Kalamazoo Parking Meters Can be Paid by Smartphone

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Western Michigan University uses the same technology
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Users of downtown Kalamazoo parking meters now can pay via smart phone instead of carrying around change. Downtown Kalamazoo Inc. and Central City Parking announced a one-year contract Thursday with Parkmobile USA Inc. The app is available for iPhone Android, Windows and Blackberry smart phones.
6:51 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Battle Creek Considers Firms for City Manager Search

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Firm that assisted search in Kalamazoo is among those being considered
The committee charged with helping find Battle Creek's next city manager may take some cues from the city of Kalamazoo's search last year. City officials will contact Voorhees Associates LLC of Deerfield, Ill., as they consider which search firm to hire to vet city manager candidates.
6:22 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Person Arrested in Disturbance Near Campus Identified as WMU Student

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Two students have been referred to university's student judicial process
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The person arrested Saturday after police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of about 2,000 people near Lafayette Avenue was a Western Michigan University student, a university spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. "He and a second student have been referred to our student judicial process.

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