SW Michigan

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.
11:41 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Genetski Says he Won't Run for State Senate

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State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker is running in new district that includes Van Buren, Allegan and a small part of Kent County
State Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck, announced Monday morning that he will not seek the state Senate seat for the 26th District.
8:19 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Update on Public Safety Racial Profiling Study Scheduled for Monday's Kalamazoo City Commission Work Session

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Traffic stops are down since release of study that showed blacks are twice as likely as whites to be stopped in Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners will receive an update on the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety's racial profiling study at a work session tonight. Chief Jeff Hadley will update commissioners on his department's actions since the study came out last September. Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m.
7:03 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Holland's Low-Income Tenants Have Little Recourse for Problems

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Problems with bed bugs at apartment complex surfaced in June
What started as a bed bugs infestation at a Holland apartment complex two weeks ago has ended up posing more questions than answers, as tenants are still struggling to understand their rights and local, state and federal agencies are slow to respond - or are proving too complicated to navigate.

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