SW Michigan

6:44 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

State Funds for Detroit Artwork Likely to Include Strings

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Governor Rick Snyder has said funding for Detroit Institute of Arts collection would be part of overall settlement
One of the key elements of the proposed plan of adjustment to resolve the Detroit bankruptcy, made public Friday, is the so-called grand bargain designed to protect Detroit pensioners and the artwork of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
6:31 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Battle Creek Police Say Gang Suppression Effort Paying Dividends

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Five member unit was formed in 2007
A community response, not just from the police, has reduced crime rates in Battle Creek, new figures show. "Battle Creek's downward trends are above the curve," Deputy Police Chief Jim Saylor said. "We are traveling faster. Something is working." In figures released by the department several categories of crime have declined over the past eight years.
6:24 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Western Michigan Men's Basketball beats Eastern Michigan 75-67

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The Broncos remain in first place in Mid-American Conference West Division
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Sitting next to Shayne Whittington during Sunday's Western Michigan University men's basketball game might not have been the best idea. The 6-foot-11 senior center missed practice Friday and Saturday due to illness and it was anyone's guess how contagious he might have been.
6:21 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Petition Drive for Minimum Wage Increase Launches in Kalamazoo

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Raise Michigan has to gather 258,000 valid signatures by May 28th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - On Saturday, about 50 people gathered in the gymnasium of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Amid green balloons decorated with dollar signs, volunteers prepared to canvass for the first signatures to put a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017 on the November ballot.
5:37 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Resignation Creates Third Vacancy on Kalamazoo School Board

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Kalamazoo Public Schools board trustee Mark Totten announced his resignation Friday. Totten did not give a reason for resigning, but he is running for Michigan Attorney General this November.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- For the third time since August, the Kalamazoo Public Schools needs to fill a vacancy on its seven-member school board. Trustee Mark Totten has announced he is resigning his seat on the board, effective at the end of the month. In August, board Treasurer Ervin Armstrong resigned for personal reasons.

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