SW Michigan

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.
1:25 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Examining the Effectiveness of "Promise Like" Programs in Kalamazoo and Other Cities

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The New Republic considers studies from the Upjohn Institute and other sources in analysis of scholarship programs
If a college degree is becoming as essential as a high school diploma was a generation ago, why not make college free? This was the essential question behind an ongoing experiment called the Kalamazoo Promise, launched in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 2005.
12:46 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Detroit Files Plan to Exit Bankruptcy

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10 year plan would offer city's creditors 20% of what they're owed
The office of Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr says the blueprint for the city's restructuring through and after bankruptcy is expected to be filed Friday in federal court.
12:19 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Kalamazoo City Manager Says Frozen Pipes Could be a Problem Through May

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Jim Ritsema says reports of frozen pipes in the city are much higher than normal
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo city officials say frozen water lines could persist through May as the city deals with an unusual winter wreaking havoc on the water system. Kalamazoo City Manager Jim Ritsema held a rare Kalamazoo City Hall press conference Friday morning reiterating the city's warning issued Thursday evening telling customers to run water from one faucet at a pencil-sized stream until further notice.
7:12 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Battle Creek Mayor Looks to Moves Forward with Kellogg

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David Walters says he wants to keep jobs in Battle Creek, and says he'll work with Kellogg to bring new jobs to the city
Battle Creek Mayor Dave Walters said both the city's relationship with Kellogg Co. and the commission's presence as a leader are intact as Battle Creek prepares for the company to relocate local jobs to the Grand Rapids area.