SW Michigan

6:52 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Kalamazoo Superintendent Michael Rice Gets High Marks in School Board Evaluation

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Rice's compensation will be set in summer as part of district's budget
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice got high marks in his annual evaluation by the KPS board. In a statement issued by trustees, they commended Rice for his "exceptional progress in leading our district." Rice exceeded or met the board's expectations in the areas of general responsibilities, instructional leadership, personnel, administration, and school and community relations, the statement said.
6:49 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Memo Shows Former Battle Creek City Manager Had Concerns About Relationship Between Police Employees

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Memo was issued less than a week before Ken Tschiyama retired as city manager
Former City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama's move to have Inspector Maria Alonso report directly to him was prompted by concerns that a romantic relationship between her and Deputy Police Chief Jim Saylor could ultimately "compromise the integrity of the department," according to a memorandum issued earlier this year.
6:43 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Western Michigan University Working With Kalamazoo Public Safety After Saturday Disturbance Near Campus

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Crowd of about 2,000 was dispersed by tear gas on Saturday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University is working with Kalamazoo Public Safety in the aftermath of Saturday's riot on Lafayette Ave. "to determine how and why the Saturday, April 12, disturbance occurred near the campus," according to a statement released Monday by the university.
2:14 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Governor Wants Michigan Recycling Doubled

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Gov. Rick Snyder's 15-point plan includes a 100-percent increase in recycling by the end of 2016.
Gov. Rick Snyders administration is rolling out a statewide recycling plan today to boost Michigans recycling efforts that lag well behind most of its Midwestern neighbors. The governor is scheduled to be at plastic bottle recycler Clean Tech Inc.
1:36 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

ACLU Files Lawsuit Seeking Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan

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No date has been set on appeal of ruling that Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
Detroit — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan to legally recognize the 300 gay and lesbian couples married March 22, the day after U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman’s historic ruling that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and adoption.

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