SW Michigan

12:16 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Grand Rapids Theater Owner Launches Campaign for Congress

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Bob Goodrich is running in Congressional district represented by Republican Justin Amash
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Local businessman Bob Goodrich has announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Justin Amash for the Third District. Goodrich, the owner and president of Goodrich Quality Theaters, filed a statement of organization with the Federal Elections Commission last week to officially establish his campaign.
11:42 am
Wed April 9, 2014

New Poll Shows Snyder has Slight Lead for Governor, Peters for Senate

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PPP survey gives Snyder a four-point lead over Democrat Mark Schauer, Peters has a five-point lead over Republican Terri Lynn Land
LANSING, MI -- A new poll shows Republican Gov. Rick Snyder leading in his re-election bid and U.S. Rep Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Hills, ahead in his campaign for U.S. Senate. Public Policy Polling surveyed 825 registered Michigan voters by phone and on the internet between April 3 and 6.
6:21 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Battle Creek Considering Food Trucks Again

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Decades old regulations prohibit food trucks in downtown area
Battle Creek officials will again discuss proposed downtown ordinance changes related to food trucks after putting the discussion on hold for nearly five months. A public roundtable meeting on revisions of the city's vending, downtown business district and special events ordinances will be held Wednesday, April 23.
6:14 am
Wed April 9, 2014

KVCC Changes Will Mean Slight Increase in Fall

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Students will be charged for total contact hours, rather than credit hours
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo Valley Community College students will pay a bit more for classes starting this fall after the KVCC Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to increase course fees and charge students for contact hours rather than credit hours.
6:47 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Saugatuck and Douglas Left Out of State Grant for Consolidation Study

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Officials disappointed not to receive money for study although both cities rejected merger
Saugatuck and Douglas did not receive any money from a state program designed to offset the costs of consolidations."All along, they said this money is here to do these things," said Saugatuck City Manager Kirk Harrier, but the state decided not to help fund the $10,000 study by the Citizens Research Council that said the cities could save about $500,000 if they consolidated.Residents in both cities turned down a proposal in November to merge.