SW Michigan

7:04 am
Thu November 7, 2013

General Mills plans distribution center in Comstock Township

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New center is expected to be operational by July of 2014 and create 27 new jobs over two years
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- General Mills is coming to town. Worldwide food maker and distributor General Mills will establish a new, 155,000-square-foot distribution center -- focused primarily on its yogurt business -- at the Midlink Business Park in Comstock Township.
6:55 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Kalamazoo authorities review procedures after mentally ill man walks away from residential facility

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Residents near home raise concerns about lack of information
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A guy who, as a teen, beat his grandfather to death with a hammer and left his grandmother for dead walks away from his residential foster home in Kalamazoo. Neighbors first learn about the incident --- and the man's past -- from news reports.
6:37 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Snyder says he'll still advocate for consolidation despite vote in Saugatuck and Douglas

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Snyder says "it's a local decision that needs to be made"
Voters in the southwest Michigan cities of Saugatuck and Douglas roundly rejected a proposal Tuesday to combine their two resort towns along the shores of Lake Michigan. "There just wasn't enough reward with the consolidation," said Matt Balmer, a restaurant owner, resident of Douglas and leader of the anti-consolidation forces.
6:14 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Two Benton Harbor schools downgraded by state

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State ranking of schools is based on achievement, improvement and within school achievement gaps.
BENTON HARBOR - The state has placed two more Benton Harbor schools on the Priority School list, previously called the Persistently Lowest Achieving list. Placed on the list were the International Academy at Hull and Montessori Academy at Henry C. Morton.
5:42 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Legislation could increase campaign donor limits

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The legislation would allow individuals and political action committees to give twice as much as the current limit.
LANSING - A Senate panel is considering a bill that would double the limits on campaign contributions for state and local candidates in Michigan, but require more frequent public reporting. Senate Bill 661, which could be taken up today by the Senate Committee on Local Government and Elections, would allow a person to donate up to $6,800 to a candidate for statewide office, up from $3,400 currently.

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