SW Michigan

6:15 am
Wed November 20, 2013

New Portage City Council fails to vote for mayor pro-tem

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Deadlock between Jim Pearson and Terry Urban may not be broken until new council member is picked
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The new Portage City Council was seated Tuesday night, but could not decide who will be the new mayor pro-tem. Council members Nasim Ansari, Claudette Reid and Terry Urban were sworn into office along with five-term mayor Pete Strazdas after winning elections Nov.
4:55 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Downtown parking rates could go up in Kalamazoo next year

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Daily parking rates in ramps would go up by five cents. Monthly rates for cars could increase by $1-4. Daily metered parking rates would stay the same, but monthly meter rates would go up by $2 .
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Parking rates in downtown Kalamazoo could rise 5 percent in 2014. The Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority is considering the hike as part of the 2014 proposed $3.3 million parking budget. DDA directors considered the budget on Monday, but decided to table the decision until the board's December meeting.
4:01 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Schoolcraft Council President steps down

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Dan DeVries works for the Stryker Corporation and will be relocating to Phoenix, Arizona.
SCHOOLCRAFT, MI - The Schoolcraft Village Council will take its time replacing Village President Dan DeVries, who stepped down Monday after four years because of a job relocation. DeVries is employed with Stryker Medical and will be transferring to Phoenix, Ariz. with his wife, Kate, and two children, Adele, 6, and Jack, 4.
1:47 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

More than 25,000 Consumers Energy customers still without power in Southwest Michigan

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Some customers may not get power back until Saturday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Consumers Energy officials say Tuesday's sunny weather is proving helpful in their efforts to restore power following a storm Sunday that knocked out electric service to 286,000 customers statewide. As of 11:30 a.m., a little more than 25,400 Consumers customers in Southwest Michigan were without power, according to a news release issued by the company.
12:06 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Calhoun County Commission Chairman to run for state House

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Art Kale is second Republican to launch campaign in 62nd district
Art Kale, chair of the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners, has announced he will seek a seat in the Michigan House. The Republican from Albion said he will run for the 62nd District, currently held by Rep. Kate Segal.

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