SW Michigan

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Portage School Superintendent Ric Perry faces a “due process” hearing January 25th that could cost him his job. Portage School Board trustees set the date for the hearing Friday. Perry was suspended with pay December 14th while board members considered allegations that he violated his contract by having an “inappropriate” relationship with another employee. Assistant Superintendent Ron Olsen has been filling in since Perry was suspended.

Kalamazoo Chamber will phase out six of ten positions

The Michigan Civil Service Commission has offered benefits to all unmarried domestic partners. Ruling could be appealed to Michigan Supreme Court.

Western Michigan University Graduate Scott Boerma will replace the retiring Robert Spradling.

Kalamazoo County Health Officer says flu season has arrived earlier than usual this year