SW Michigan

7:36 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Kalamazoo Schools closed Friday

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Extreme cold means no classes
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools will be closed Friday because of the extreme cold. The district's schedule originally called for a half-day of classes on Jan. 24. Friday's high temperature is expected to be 17 degrees, but strong winds mean a wind chill as low as minus 20.
12:48 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

University of Michigan administrators to meet Friday with Black Student Union

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Group wants increase in budget and number of black students at university
The University of Michigan's administration will meet with students from the Black Student Union Friday afternoon to discuss the groups demands for greater diversity on campus. The meeting will include Provost Martha Pollack, student life Vice President Royster Harper and Liz Barry, special counsel to U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, U-M spokesman Rick Fitzgerald told the Free Press.
12:26 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Lawmakers weigh what to do with "juvenile lifers"

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Legislature and state Supreme Court consider meaning of federal court decisions
The conflicting emotions are surfacing as the Legislature struggles to pass bills to allow re-sentencing - but not immediate eligibility for parole - for Michigan's juvenile lifers, while facing a federal judge's Jan. 31 deadline to reform state sentencing policies. The bills also would permit less-than-life sentences for juveniles who commit murders in the future.
12:04 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Governor Snyder will ask for 50,000 additional visas

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Snyder says system needs overall reform
DETROIT, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday some of the nation's immigration policies hurt Michigan and that he wants reform to start in Detroit. The governor plans to ask the federal government to grant 50,000 visas over five years for highly skilled immigrants who would move to Detroit.
12:00 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Peters raises another $1-million for U.S. Senate campaign

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Republican Terri Lynn Land raised similar amount for U.S. Senate race in last quarter of 2013
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Gary Peters -- running this year as a Democrat to replace U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who is retiring -- raised more than $1 million in the last quarter, the third straight quarter in which he has topped that mark.