SW Michigan

7:11 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Concerns Were Raised About KCC Foundation Last Summer

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Foundation's Executive Director was placed on Administrative Leave, and two board members resigned this week
Concerns about performance at the Kellogg Community College Foundation were raised as early as last summer, months before the foundation's longtime chief was told her contract wouldn't be renewed, two college trustees said Tuesday. KCC President Dennis Bona placed foundation Executive Director Ginger Cutsinger on administrative leave on Thursday.
7:43 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Demolition of Old Portage Schools Administration Building to begin in May

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The proposed cost for the demolition will be $450,000. It will be paid for with money from the 2007 bond construction fund and district's building and site sinking fund
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The old Portage Public Schools Administration Building will have a date with the wrecking ball sometime beginning in May. Shuttered for the past year, the 1922 building that has served as a school, offices and administration building will be demolished to make way for a mostly green space area.
7:36 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Battle Creek Ordered to Pay $81,000 for Uncompensated Overtime

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The city had to pay about $73,000 to firefighters last year.
The city of Battle Creek will pay an additional $81,000 in unpaid overtime after an audit from the U.S. Department of Labor found more violations of federal wage laws. The city will issue $80,592.81 in payments to 265 current and former employees by the end of next week following the Labor Department's investigation that looked into the city departments' overtime payments between Oct.
2:53 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

White House nixed Detroit bailout as "not viable"

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An official says the administration didn't have tools available to help the city get out of bankruptcy and that it was unlikely that Congress would approve any proposal to provide them.
Washington The White House ruled out a bailout for bankrupt Detroit because it wasn't politically possible, a senior Obama administration official said Tuesday. Gene Sperling, the director of the White House National Economic Council and the point person on the administration's efforts to help the struggling Motor City, told reporters Tuesday that it would have raised false hopes if the Obama administration had floated the idea of a bailout for Detroit.
2:17 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Fewer new students apply to WMU, K College

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But officials at both schools say there are more freshmen applying to enter this fall than there were two years ago.
KALAMAZOO, MI - There may be fewer freshmen on campus at both of Kalamazoo's four-year institutions next fall. Both Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College reported that they have received fewer applications than the year before. But the drop at both schools comes after a robust - and in one case, record-breaking - increase in the number of applications in 2013.