SW Michigan

7:43 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Union fined $190,000 Over Support for 2012 Ballot Proposals

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Violations included co-mingling of funds for separate initiatives and not providing complete or accurate campaign finance reports
LANSING - Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has fined the Service Employees International Union almost $200,000 to settle an enforcement action over the way the union supported a 2012 ballot initiative. It's the second-largest such fine in state history, Johnson said in a news release.
7:38 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Battle Creek City Commissioner Helmboldt to Run for State House

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Andy Helmboldt is the second Democrat to enter the race for the seat held by Kate Segal
Battle Creek City Commissioner Andy Helmboldt has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for Michigan's 62nd District state House seat this year. "Our doors need to be open to everyone," Helmboldt said in a news release. "We need transparent government, barrier-free voting, and equal protecting for marriage and family rights for all our citizens.
7:35 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Recount Changes Result: Gull Lake School Millage Passes

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Kalamazoo County Clerk Tim Snow says it's the first time he has seen a recount change the outcome of a ballot election
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
RICHLAND, MI -- Thanks to a batch of spoiled votes, it turns out that Gull Lake Community Schools passed a Feb. 25 ballot request after all. A recount Monday changed the tally to 1,016 "yes" to 1,013 "no," which means the request was approved by three votes.
2:42 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Martha Ford takes Detroit Lions helm

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The team says Vice-Chairman Bill Ford, Jr., will handle day-to-day oversight of the NFL franchise.
Allen Park As expected, Martha Ford, wife of the late William Clay Ford Sr., will take over ownership of the Detroit Lions. Pursuant to long-established succession plans, Mr. Fords controlling interest in the Lions passes to Mrs. Martha Ford, read a statement from the team.
11:58 am
Mon March 10, 2014

New Executive Director Named for Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes

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Jennifer Johnson has worked for Loaves and Fishes since 2007
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes, a community-based emergency food program in Kalamazoo County since 1982, announced Monday that its public relations director will succeed Anne Wend Lipsey as Executive Director. Jennifer Johnson, currently resource development and public relations director, will begin her new job March 24; Lipsey will retire on March 28 after 11 years as director.

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