SW Michigan

6:52 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commissioners endorse countywide public transit plan

Lead in text: 
Target date of October 15, 2015 for regionalized public transit
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Commissioners approved a resolution endorsing a transition plan to move public transit from a city-operated system, to a countywide system. The city and county have worked for several years on developing the countywide system.
Power outage
6:42 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Power outages Tuesday in Kalamazoo

File photo
Credit WMUK

Update October 22nd 7:40a.m. the outage map shows no existing outages in Kalamazoo. Power has apparently been restored. 

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8:53 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commissioners approve $137,000 salary for new city manager

Lead in text: 
Jim Ritsema will take over for Ken Collard who is retiring
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday approved a contract for incoming city manager Jim Ritsema, who is set to start on Nov. 11. Under the contract, Ritsema's base salary will be $137,000, and will stay at that level until the 2016 budget is prepared.
Kellogg Foundation
7:17 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Kellogg Foundation hires new CEO, promotes from within

LaJune Montgomery Tabron
Credit W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation says executive vice president and treasurer LaJune Montgomery Tabron will become CEO next year. 

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7:10 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Mackinac Center files unfair labor relations complaint against teachers' union

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Conservative groups says MEA refused to honor requests to opt out of union
LANSING -- The Michigan Education Association is the target of multiple unfair labor practices complaints filed Monday by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy on behalf of eight teachers who allege they were not allowed to withdraw from the union.

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