SW Michigan

8:45 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

New Poll Shows Amash Maintaining Lead over Ellis in Congressional Primary

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Survey by Grand Rapids-based Strategic National similar to other independent polls of race
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - With three weeks to go before the August primary, challenger Brian Ellis faces an upward battle against U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, should new poll numbers verify. The poll, conducted by Grand Rapids-based Strategic National, shows 47 percent of likely primary voters would choose Amash, while about 24 percent would back Ellis - a 23 point lead.
8:38 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Public Can Meet Candidates at Kalamazoo Gazette This Week

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Candidates in contested primaries have been invited
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo Gazette is hosting primary candidates for county and state races during meet the candidates night events on Wednesday and Thursday. The event for candidates seeking state office will be held at the Kalamazoo Gazette hub, 306 S. Kalamazoo Mall, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
8:34 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Baby Giraffes on Display for First Time at Binder Park Zoo

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Giraffes were born June 12
One monkey, two giraffes, two guinea hogs: The animal family at Binder Park Zoo is growing this year. The zoo announced Tuesday that two baby giraffes - Kitovu, a female born June 12, and Hulka, a male born June 16 - were out in public view for the first time.
2:45 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Vassar Immigrant Housing Plan Draws Protest

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Some residents say they aren't happy about the demonstrations by activists from outside of the town east of Saginaw.
Vassar For the second time in two weeks, several conservative groups from around the state gathered in this small community Monday to protest the possible housing of Central American children. About 50 demonstrators, two armed with semi-automatic rifles, carried American and Tea Party flags as they marched one mile, from city hall to a social services facility that would shelter the young undocumented immigrants.
2:35 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Portage School Admin Building Demolition Halted

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District officials say demolition is expected to resume July 28th.
PORTAGE, MI - Demolition of the former Portage Public Schools Administration Building has been delayed after unexpected asbestos was discovered and had to be removed. Superintendent Mark Bielang and Ron Herron, assistant superintendent of operations, said the demolition was shut down and the asbestos removal company came back to remove the hazardous fire-retardant material that was found behind metal window panels.