SW Michigan

6:14 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Western Michigan's Men's Basketball Beats Northern Illinois 61-56

Lead in text: 
The Broncos can clinch at least a share of the Mid-American Conference title with a win Friday at Central Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan had nearly twice as many turnovers in the second half than it did in the first half in Tuesday's game against Northern Illinois and Broncos coach Steve Hawkins seemed okay with it.
8:04 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Kalamazoo County Commissioners Say More Discussion Needed on Purchase of Bronson Park

Lead in text: 
The city of Kalamazoo has leased the park from the county since 1855, but would like to buy it outright
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County commissioners likely will grant an extension to the city of Kalamazoo's lease for Bronson Park, but further discussion is needed before commissioners consider a sale or transfer of the park, they said Tuesday.
6:59 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

State House Approves Supplemental Budget, Changes Made to Senate Plan

Lead in text: 
House bill has more money for roads, but other funding removed
LANSING, MI -- Michigan's Republican-led House on Tuesday approved a supplemental budget bill that would scale back Senate-approved spending but add money for road repairs and infrastructure construction projects. The Senate is unlikely to sign off on the changes, meaning the legislation will head to conference committee, where six lawmakers hand-selected by leadership from each chamber will attempt to iron out differences later this week.
6:56 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Albion City Manager Fired

Lead in text: 
Dan Bishop had been Albion City Manager since 2012
ALBION - Dan Bishop, Albion city manager for less than two years, has been fired. City council members voted 5-2 Monday night to terminate Bishop's employment after holding a closed-door session "regarding a complaint against the city manager," according to a news release from the city of Albion.
12:41 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Cost of Living Increases Are Possible Sticking Point in Negotiations over Detroit Pensions

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Detroit Emergency Manager Kevynn Orr is hoping for a quick settlement with retired city workers
A proposed freeze in cost-of-living increases is emerging as a major sticking point, as city retirees resume negotiations with Detroit today for the first time since it released its debt-cutting plan last month.

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