SW Michigan

6:24 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Interim Pennfield Superintendent offered job

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School Board offered Tom Everett job after Thursday's School Board meeting. Everett says he will likely accept the offer.
Tim Everett, a longtime Pennfield Schools parent, activist, volunteer, coach and staffer, has been asked to lead the district. The Pennfield Board of Education voted 6-1, with Treasurer Abby Green dissenting, to offer the permanent superintendent job to Everett. He has served as interim superintendent since August.
6:17 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Julian Bond tells audience at Albion College that racism is "alive and well"

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The long-time civil rights activist and friend of Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the college's MLK Convocation on Thursday
ALBION - A standing ovation greeted Julian Bond before he said a word Thursday night at Albion College. A renowned civil rights activist, Bond was the guest speaker of the 16th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration. Albion College's Goodrich Chapel was full of students, city officials and members of the community.
7:34 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Democrats file campaign finance complaint against Senate candidate Land

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The complaint centers on possible coordination between Land's campaign for U.S. Senate and Super PACs.
Lansing As Michigans U.S. Senate race heats up, the state Democratic Party on Thursday filed the first campaign complaint of the election cycle against Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land for alleged coordination with outside groups.
7:26 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Snyder to "officially" launch re-election bid next week

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Governor has stops planned around state, including Grand Rapids, on Monday
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is running for re-election. It's been apparent for months, but the first-term Republican will make it official next week at a series of stops around the state. A draft advisory obtained by MLive indicates that the governor will make appearances in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids on Monday.
7:21 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Problems discovered at Palisades during refueling shutdown

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Flaws were discovered during inspections, but Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there's no evidence of a leak before planned shutdown on January 19th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - During Palisades Nuclear Power Plant's shutdown for refueling and maintenance, flaws were found in more than a dozen of the control rod drive mechanism housings, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported Jan. 30. The Covert Township nuclear power plant was removed from service Jan. 19.