SW Michigan

12:10 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

School safety records unclear and unreliable in Michigan

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Michigan Department of Education has pulled records from website until reporting is improved
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: The Center for Michigan
Either the kids of Caro High School have a drinking problem, or the adults have a data problem. According to Michigan's official school safety data, the school of about 600 students in Michigan's thumb recorded 4,815 cases of alcohol possession in the 2011-12 school year.
12:06 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Land purchase for Kalamazoo airport expansion could be approved next week

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90% of cost will be covered by a federal grant, another 5% from state funding
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Four months after the plan was first presented to Kalamazoo County commissioners, the board is expected to approve a 68.7 acre expansion to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Airport Tuesday with the assistance of $1.16 million in federal funds.
10:39 am
Thu December 12, 2013

M-DOT delays eviction of homeless people from camp in Battle Creek

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Eviction had been sought because of safety concerns
This week's planned eviction of a group of homeless people from a camp near M-66 and Dickman Road is delayed indefinitely.
10:01 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Former Portage Superintendent says he was treated unfairly

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Ric Perry spoke to Kalamazoo Gazette for first in-depth interview on events that led to his resignation under protest
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Ric Perry, former superintendent of Portage Public Schools, says he has been "essentially bullied" by school trustees who forced him to resign in January and have denied him any financial settlement, including standard benefits given to longtime employees who leave the district.
7:56 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

High school baseball and softball finals to move from Battle Creek

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Michigan High School Athletic Association began playing baseball and softball finals at Bailey Park in 1990
After 24 years of having the state baseball and softball championships in Battle Creek, the Michigan High School Athletic Association has announced it will move the event to Lansing. In a vote by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association at its annual meeting this week, the group authorized the move this spring of the baseball and softball finals to Michigan State University from Battle Creek's Bailey Park.

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