SW Michigan

9:19 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Michigan Lawmakers Approve $215-Million for Road Repair, Construction

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Money will be split between road agencies hit hard by winter and road construction projects around state
LANSING, MI -- A compromise supplemental spending plan advancing through the Michigan Legislature includes $100 million to help state and local road agencies fill potholes this spring and another $115 million for infrastructure construction projects. The deal, finalized late Tuesday after negotiations between the House, Senate and governor's office, was approved around noon Wednesday by a six-member conference committee.
6:45 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Albion Splits Superintendent-Principal Positions

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Jerri-Lynn Williams-Harper announced resignation in December, but said she might stay if jobs were separated
ALBION - The Albion Board of Education voted Tuesday to split its superintendent and principal positions, giving Superintendent Jerri-Lynn Williams-Harper the chance to stay with the district three months after she announced her resignation.
6:28 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Kalamazoo Valley Community College Bans Tobacco Use on Campus

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The ban on smoking on campus begins January 1st, 2015
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The days of being able to light up at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are coming to an end. The community college's Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to ban all tobacco and e-cigarette use on campus at the end of this year.
7:49 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

House Approves Bill Making it Easier for Phone Companies to Drop Landline Service

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Senate must agree to changes before the bill can go to Governor Rick Snyder for his signature
Supporters say the change is needed to allow them to invest in more modern means of communication as droves of customers abandon their landline plans, but AARP Michigan and others are concerned residents will be left without reliable access to phone, medical alert and alarm services.
6:35 am
Tue March 11, 2014

City of Saint Joseph Won't Join Pier Safety Task Force

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Mayor says the city may reconsider after construction of the lighthouses in 2015
ST. JOSEPH - The city of St. Joseph isn't ready to dive into a discussion on pier safety with Berrien County officials, as it anticipates closing off the North Pier next year during renovations of the lighthouses.

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