SW Michigan

11:36 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Schauer Picks Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown as Running Mate

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Brown is pick to to be Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor
Oakland Clerk Lisa Brown is Mark Schauer's running mate for Michigan governor. Brown, 47, a West Bloomfield Democrat, served two terms in the state House of Representatives before winning the Oakland County Clerk's job in 2012. She is the first Democrat to hold the job.
11:13 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Attorneys say Kellogg Community College Board May Have Violated Open Meetings Act

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Board's meeting with attorney in closed session is at question
The Kellogg Community College board may have violated the Open Meetings Act when it met in closed session Monday about an investigation into President Dennis Bona's conduct, two attorneys said independently Wednesday. Jonathan Byrd, chairman of the KCC Board of Trustees, placed Bona on a non-disciplinary paid administrative leave on March 27 over concerns about his "interactions with college personnel," KCC officials have said.
8:13 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Holland Approves Keeping Chickens in City

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The city ordinance says no roosters allowed and chickens can't be kept for commercial purposes
After nearly one year of discussions, the Holland City Council has approved the keeping of urban chickens.It takes effect in 21 days.Councilman Wayne Klomparens was the lone no vote; Councilman Myron Trethewey was absent.Only two people spoke at the obligatory public hearing preceding the vote.
8:09 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Congressman Fred Upton Questions EPA Administrator About Allied Paper Landfill

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Gina McCarthy appeared before Energy and Commerce Committee for hearing on EPA's budget
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Fred Upton on Wednesday asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about her agency's ongoing plans to clean up the Allied Paper site in Kalamazoo.
6:54 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Schauer to Announce Running Mate on Thursday

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Lisa Brown served two years in the state House before becoming Oakland County Clerk in 2012
LANSING - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer will announce Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown as his running mate for the upcoming election, according to sources close to the campaign. Schauer will hold press conferences Thursday at Oakland Community College in Southfield, Mott Community College in Flint and the Yesterdog Restaurant in Grand Rapids to make the announcement.