SW Michigan

11:07 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Computer Error Leads to False School Closing Message in Grand Rapids

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Districts spokesman says it's not clear yet what impact the error had on attendance
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A technical error triggered the false closing message on the Grand Rapids schools' website Friday, Feb. 28, not a hacker, according to John Helmholdt, district communications director. The erroneous message was discovered between 6 and 6:15 a.m. Friday morning, after being up possibly as long as 30 minutes.
7:17 am
Fri February 28, 2014

City of Kalamazoo Looks to Purchase Bronson Park from County

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City wants to be able to secure funding for improvements to the Fountain of the Pioneers
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - After leasing Bronson Park from Kalamazoo County through different agreements since 1855, the city of Kalamazoo is now hoping to purchase the land outright. In a letter to Kalamazoo County Corporate Counsel Thom Canny, Kalamazoo City attorney Clyde Robinson states that in light of the two parties' 50-year lease recently expiring, the city wishes to acquire Bronson Park as opposed to entering another leasing agreement.
6:54 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Emmet Township Proposed Rental Ordinance Could Solve Problems at Mobile Home Park

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Residents at Triangle Mobile Home Park have complained about poor living conditions for more than a year
A new rental ordinance in Emmett Township may help solve problems for residents of Triangle Mobile Home Park.
6:23 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Western Michigan University's New Medical School to Offer Dual MD-MBA Degree

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Western officials say dual-degree will give medical students a competitive edge
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Students at the new WMU School of Medicine will be able to earn both a medical degree and an MBA simultaneously under a new program announced Thursday. Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business and WMed are offering a dual-degree program that would allow medical students to complete a medical degree and a master's in business administration with a concentration in health care in five years.
3:21 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Ticket "scalping" bill passes state House

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The bill, which would not overturn local ordinances against scalping, now heads to the state Senate.
LANSING - Selling a ticket to a sporting or entertainment event for more than it's worth would no longer be a crime under a bill passed by the state House of Representatives Thursday. Currently, it's a crime to sell a ticket above its face value without the consent of the venue or event operator.

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