SW Michigan

7:15 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Dune removal nearly complete at Holland State Park

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Operation by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not effected by federal government shutdown
Crews are getting close to completing the leveling of sand dunes along the channel at Holland State Park on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Work began Sept. 30 with the removal of trees and dune grass. The mature trees were ground into chips to be used in natural areas and the dune grass was harvested so it can be transplanted.
7:10 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Both sides confident after Supreme Court oral arguments over affirmative action

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Both sides say diversity is important
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Attorneys from both sides of the Scheutte v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action case projected confidence as they emerged from the Supreme Court building early Tuesday afternoon. The court heard one hour of arguments in the case, which will decide whether Proposition 2 - a constitutional amendment outlawing race-based affirmative action passed by Michigan voters in 2006 - is unconstitutional.
6:58 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Battle Creek Community Action denies claims in former CEO's lawsuit

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Nancy Macfarlane claims she was fired after complaining about the chairman of the agency's board
Community Action and its board chairman, Terry Langston, have denied all of the allegations its ousted CEO made in a recent lawsuit and said she isn't entitled to any money.
6:54 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

New state treasurer named

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Andy Dillon resigned last week
Lansing -Gov. Rick Snyder is expected Tuesday to announce that insurance and financial services director Kevin Clinton will replace state Treasurer Andy Dillon, The Detroit News has learned. Clinton joined the Snyder administration in March as head of the state Department of Insurance and Financial Services, which regulates Michigan's financial industries including banks, insurance, credit unions and mortgage companies.
12:06 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Covert School enrollment down after last year's financial crisis

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Last summer's turmoil threatened to close district
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT, MI -- Enrollment for Covert Public Schools stands at 361 this fall, a 25 percent drop from the 2012-13 school year and half of the district's headcount four years ago. A school official provided the enrollment number to the Kalamazoo Gazette, but declined comment. The state's official count day was Oct.