SW Michigan

6:21 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Men's basketball: Drake 71 Western Michigan 68

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Broncos are 5-5 this season and will host Prairie View A&M on Saturday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Western Michigan University men's basketball coach Steve Hawkins said Wednesday night he wished the Broncos had a game to play Thursday. WMU dropped its third consecutive game with a 71-68 loss at Drake in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday and Hawkins sounded less than pleased during his postgame radio interview.
8:41 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Almena Township supervisor resigns

Lead in text: 
Doug Stiles was first elected in 2004
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALMENA TOWNSHIP, MI - Doug Stiles, longtime supervisor of Almena Township, has resigned from his position, citing a lack of board support. "I don't really know what happened other than the fact that several people can't talk to you unless you have an audience," Stiles, 70, said Wednesday.
8:36 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Michigan unemployment rate drops slightly in November

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But total employment fell by 7,000
LANSING - Michigan's jobless rate inched down to 8.8 percent in November, after remaining at 9 percent since August. It's the first monthly drop in the state unemployment rate since April, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. But total employment actually fell by 7,000 over the month while the number of unemployed dropped by 10,000.
3:21 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Hoogendyk defends latest Agema comments on gays

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Agema reportedly made the remarks at a holiday gathering in Berrien County. Congressman Fred Upton (R-Saint Joseph) and Governor Rick Snyder are among a number of Michigan GOP officials who have condemned the comments.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema's latest anti-gay comments were met with widespread backlash from many of his peers -- including several Southwest Michigan Republicans. But former state Representative Jack Hoogendyk said Agema is under attack for speaking the truth.
8:45 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Amtrak to add trains for holiday season

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Extra routes between Detroit and Chicago offered between December 22nd and January 3rd
Amtrak will add trains on its busiest Chicago-bound Michigan route in time for the holidays. The extra trains will run on the Pontiac-to-Chicago Wolverine line, which includes a stop in Detroit and connects with the local Blue Water Line in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.

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