SW Michigan

7:57 am
Tue December 17, 2013

WMU athletic director says she still has confidence in football coach P.J. Fleck

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Kathy Beauregard says she did not expect a 1-11 season. But she believes a championship will happen
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University athletic director Kathy Beauregard said she still remembers being captivated by P.J. Fleck during her first interview with the 32-year-old man who eventually was named the Broncos' football coach. Fleck, now 33 , had no coordinator experience and wasn't far removed from his playing days when he took the reins at WMU.
7:23 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Governor Snyder open to discussion on adding gay and lesbian protections to state's anti-discrimination law

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House Speaker Jase Bolger has also discussed updating state's Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, responding last week to anti-gay comments made by Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, called the remarks " discriminatory" and suggested they had no place in any political party.
6:59 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Kids Count report shows increase in child food assistance

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Report found 41% increase in children living in families investigated for abuse or neglect
Lansing Michigan experienced a 53 percent increase in the rate of young children who qualified for federal food assistance between 2005 and 2012, according to a study on child health released today.
6:47 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Parking rates will go up 5% in several downtown Kalamazoo lots next year

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Hourly parking rates at meters will stay the same, but monthly rates will go up
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Parking rates in many downtown Kalamazoo lots will rise 5 percent in 2014. The Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority approved the $3.3 million parking budget proposed for 2014 on Monday. The DDA directors had considered approving it in November but tabled the decision until the December meeting.
6:45 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Four year contract approved for Kalamazoo municipal workers

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Employees to get 1% wage increases, pay more for health care
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission has approved a contract with its municipal employees' union. City commissioners unanimously approved the four-year contract Monday evening after a short closed-door session. The contract starts Jan. 1, 2014 and ends Dec. 31, 2017.

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