SW Michigan

6:29 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Oshtemo Township Will Appeal Court Ruling on High-Voltage Power Lines

Michigan Court of Appeals decision last month cleared the way for the project to proceed
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- Oshtemo Township will continue to pursue two courses of action related to ongoing litigation with ITC over high-voltage power lines the electrical transmission company plans to run through the township. The township board voted 6-1 Tuesday, with Trustee Nancy Carr opposing, to appeal a lower court ruling to the Michigan Supreme Court and voted the same way to continue contesting condemnation.
6:22 am
Thu December 11, 2014

K-Wings Beat Gwinnett 4-1

Kalamazoo will host Toledo on Saturday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO- The Kalamazoo Wings were scoring goals almost as fast as fans were eating 10-cent hot dogs, as the K-Wings defeated the Gwinnett Gladiators 4-1 Wednesday night on Dime Dog night. Striking quickly, the Gladiators found the back of the net just 1:27 into the first stanza when Sean Berkstresser scored his fourth goal of the season.
6:19 am
Thu December 11, 2014

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Provides $68-Million for Early Childhood Education

About one-third of the money will go programs throughout Michigan
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will provide $68 million to early childhood education programs as part of the Obama administration's childhood education initiative announced Thursday. All told, $750 million in federal grants and $330 in philanthropic and corporate support will be provided.
SW Michigan
4:55 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Recount Certifies O'Brien Senate Win

Candidates for the 20th State Senate District at a pre-election forum
Credit WMUK

Portage Republican Margaret O’Brien will represent Kalamazoo County in the state Senate. That’s the result of a three-day hand recount of votes in the 20th District that ended Wednesday. It found that O’Brien defeated Kalamazoo Democrat Sean McCann by 61 votes. That’s two more votes for O’Brien than in the official results certified by state and local officials after the election in November. The recount found 36,645 votes for O'Brien; 36,584 for McCann; and 7,171 for Libertarian Lorence Wenke.

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SW Michigan
4:11 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

State Senate OKs Cyber-bullying Bill

Credit WMUK

A proposal to crackdown on “cyber-bullying” has been approved by the state Senate. The Gongwer News Service says the measure would require that schools have policies on the issue. It follows incidents around the country in which students were harassed by other students on Facebook and other social media.

But some critics say the bill goes too far because it would require districts to control the behavior of students outside of school.

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