SW Michigan

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.
6:48 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Continued Growth Expected for Michigan Tourism Industry

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Tourism is on a four year rebound in Michigan
More visitors than ever are coming to Michigans northern woods, sun-kissed beaches and bustling southeastern cities, contributing to a multibillion-dollar industry thats expected to grow as the state begins advertising more in Canada, Europe and China. Michigan tourism experienced a banner year in 2013, buoyed by record-high hotel occupancy rates from Marquette to Monroe.
6:37 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Committee Hopes to Bring Diversity to Battle Creek Math and Science Center

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Officials say they will not lower standards for admission
Area school leaders are working to remove barriers to the Battle Creek Area Math & Science Center that might discourage students of color and poor students from enrolling. The leaders are examining potential testing bias, perceptions about the center among students and families, and area middle school programs that prepare students for the center, officials said.
8:08 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Olivet College Fails Federal Financial Test

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Olivet is one of 12 private colleges in Michigan and 168 nationwide to fail the financial responsibility in the 2012 fiscal year
Olivet College failed the U.S. Department of Education's "financial responsibility" test in 2008. The next year it failed worse. The value of the college's investments had plummeted in the wake of 2008 economic crisis. It had accumulated debts from campus construction projects besides.
7:58 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Battle Creek Leaders Say New Era of Transparency Needed

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City is searching for city manager, assistant city manager and police chief
For more than an hour, four Battle Creek city commissioners sat in a conference room with a handful of residents. The setting, a conference room reserved for a committee appointed to help search for the next city manager, was formal.

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