SW Michigan

7:10 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Saugatuck and Douglas plan for new library

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A millage increase will be sought to pay off a bond for the new facility
A new library in Douglas needs to be a symbol in the community, serve the needs of a diverse group of users and have more accessible bathrooms.More than 75 area residents offered their input at two public meetings Tuesday to shape the future of a new Saugatuck-Douglas District Library."This will help us develop a full community use at the library," Donna Nowak, a library board trustee, told the evening group of about 30 people.The library board includes representatives from the cities of
8:19 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Three Rivers Superintendent announces campaign for state House

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Former Saint Joseph County Commission chairman John Bippus is also seeking Republican nomination
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
THREE RIVERS, MI -- Roger Rathburn, who is stepping down in June from the superintendency of Three Rivers Community School, announced at Monday's school board meeting that he is seeking the 2014 Republican nomination for the 59th District State House seat. The seat is currently held by Matt Lori, who cannot seek re-election because of term limits.
8:13 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Bill to make it easier to phase out landline service clears state Senate

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American Association of Retired Persons has concerns about ensuring service
LANSING - Controversial legislation that makes it easier for phone companies to discontinue traditional landline service passed the Michigan Senate by a wide margin on Thursday. Senators voted 31-4 in favor of Senate Bill 636, which streamlines the approval process for a company to stop traditional landline, or "plain old telephone service" in an area starting in 2017.
John Dunn
5:29 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

WMU President John Dunn gets high marks from board

John Dunn - file photo
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University’s Board of Trustees has given President John Dunn a vote of confidence. 

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WMU smoke free
4:40 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

WMU campus to be smoke free September 1st

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Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University trustees have approved a new policy that makes Western’s campus tobacco free beginning in September of next year. 

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