SW Michigan

6:21 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Detroit Institute of Arts Collection Valued Between $1.1-Billion and $4.6-Billion

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Wide range is reflection of uncertainty of art market
A New York art investment firm brought in to appraise the full collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts puts its total value between $1.1 billion and $4.6 billion. Artvest Partners principal Michael Plummer was hired by the DIA and the city to prepare an expert report on the museums value in response to claims by some creditors that an earlier Christies appraisal grossly undervalued the collection.
6:12 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Damage From Tornado in Kent County Estimated at $4.5-Million

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No homes were completely destroyed and only minor injuries were reported
KENT COUNTY, MI -- County officials say Sunday's tornado that ripped through Wyoming and Kentwood caused an estimated $4.5 million in damage to about 300 structures. Jack Stewart, director of the Kent County Emergency Management Division, said a team of workers determined the damage estimate over the last three days.
6:04 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Van Buren County Helps Pay Consultant for Tax Appeal

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County administrator says amount paid to consultant is small compared to amount at stake in appeal
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI - With hundreds of thousands of dollars a year at stake, the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners agreed to contract with another expert for its appeal against the lowering of the assessment of New Covert Generating Company. Commissioners on Tuesday approved hiring Concentric Energy Advisors of Marlborough, Mass., to assist the legal team.
9:00 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Land Raises $3.4-Million, Peters $2-Million for U.S. Senate Race

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Land has contributed $2.9-million of her own money to run for Senate. Her campaign says she has $5.3-million cash on hand
In the second quarter campaign finance reports, former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land reported raising $3.4 million - including a $1.2 million gift to herself, while U.S. Rep. Gary Peters raised $2 million - none of which was from Peters' own pocket.
Gay Lesbian Resource Center
9:26 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center Names New Executive Director

Kalamazoo Pride Festival - file photo
Credit WMUK

The Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center has named a new executive director. 

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