SW Michigan

7:31 am
Wed February 12, 2014

MDOT Director Says Potholes Will Follow Tough Winter

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Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation Kirk Steudle says some roadways in "every corner of the state" will be bad
LANSING - Michiganders don't need a whole lot of proof to convince them that this winter has been brutal - jaw-dropping energy bills, dead car batteries and mangled tires, and aching backs from snow shoveling are constant reminders.
7:27 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Kalamazoo Valley Community College Unveils New Site Plans for Downtown Campus

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The new Culinary Institute and Allied Health Building is scheduled to be completed by Fall of 2015
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo Valley Community College unveiled new site plans for its$35 million health-focused campus at its February Board meeting Tuesday evening. The downtown location would be split into North and South campuses and connected along Portage Creek by a series of boardwalks and trailways, Michael Collins, executive vice president of instructional and student support services, told the board.
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.

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