SW Michigan

6:22 am
Tue January 21, 2014

State lawmakers consider new regulations on scrap metal sales

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Governor Snyder briefly mentioned issue in last week's State of the State Address
Michigan lawmakers are scrapping to find a consensus to combat an epidemic of precious metals theft, a situation that frustrates law enforcement officials, victims and area recycling yards. At the center of the controversy is a behind-the-scenes battle over establishing more regulations and waiting periods before a scrap metal sale can be completed.
6:13 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Kalamazoo School Board votes to put renewal of countywide tax on May ballot

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Portage to vote on millage renewal later this month
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education voted 6-0 Monday to ask voters to renew a 1.5-mill countywide school tax in May. To appear on the May 6 ballot, the proposal must be supported by school boards that collectively represent 51 percent of students in the Kalamazoo intermediate school district.
8:53 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Former U-M running back Mike Hart to become assistant with Western Michigan

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Hart spent last three seasons on Eastern Michigan's staff
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Former University of Michigan star running back and Eastern Michigan assistant coach Mike Hart will be joining the Western Michigan University football program as an assistant coach, according to school officials. Hart will replace Charles Huff, who left last week to join James Franklin's staff at Penn State University.
7:34 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Battle Creek Public Schools opens academy to help kids with discipline

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Turning Point Academy aims to get kids back in class
Like a soldier runs an obstacle course to practice operations without the fear of enemy fire, Battle Creek Public Schools' new Turning Point Academy allows students to practice academic and behavior techniques without fear of sharp discipline. The academy opened this month.
7:25 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Kalamazoo County health department reports two deaths related to flu

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Flu related death reported in Van Buren County last week
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Two people in Kalamazoo County have died from flu-related illnesses this season. Linda Vail, director of the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department, said in an email that both victims were over age 50. A flu-related death was also reported in Van Buren County last week.

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