SW Michigan

7:43 am
Thu February 27, 2014

New Designs for WMU Dining Hall Leave Woods in Place

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Dining center is part of a proposed redesign of university's living and dining facilities
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Western Michigan University community will choose from among five concepts unveiled Tuesday evening for its new Valley Dining Facility -- but all five will preserve the Goldsworth Valley Woods. The proposed 67,000-square-foot dining facility will feature nine "micro-restaurants," serving everything from comfort food, deli and salad options, Italian, Latin and Asian cuisine and, of course, dessert.
7:27 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Bond Sale Approved for Holland Power Plant

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Largest bond sale in Holland's history approved to pay for natural gas plant
The Holland Board of Public Works will be in debt to the tune of roughly $165 million by this time next month.At a Wednesday joint meeting of the Holland City Council and the BPW Board of Directors, the sale of up to $195 million in bonds was approved unanimously by each entity.Despite the higher figure, BPW General Manager Dave Koster expects that the true amount to be borrowed will be closer to $160-165 million.
7:10 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Michigan House Committee Adds Money for Roads, Strips Other Spending

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Proposed House supplemental budget adds $115-million for road maintenance over Senate proposal
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday added road money to a Senate supplemental bill but stripped out several other priority spending provisions, setting up a legislative showdown likely to play out over the course of the next two weeks.
6:46 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Benton Harbor Could Return to Local Control Soon

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An Emergency Financial Manager for Benton Harbor was appointed in 2010
BENTON HARBOR - Between now and next week, Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to announce the members of the Benton Harbor Transition Advisory Board, Mayor James Hightower announced.
6:31 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Western Michigan Men's Basketball Beats Ball State in Overtime 88-81

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The Broncos will be no lower than the third seed for Mid-American Conference Tournament
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
MUNCIE, Ind. - Connar Tava tied the game with a free throw with eight seconds left in regulation, and the Western Michigan men's basketball team out-scored Ball State 13-6 in overtime as the Broncos came back for an 88-81 win over the Cardinals.

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