SW Michigan

7:20 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Judge will decide whether Snyder must disclose other candidates for Detroit Emergency Manager

Lead in text: 
Snyder will be deposed Wednesday in unions' lawsuit over Detroit bankruptcy
Detroit - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes will hold a hearing Tuesday on whether Gov. Rick Snyder and two top aides have to disclose the names of other individuals considered for Detroit's emergency manager job.
7:05 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Troubles continue at Calhoun County mobile home park

Lead in text: 
At least five trailers in Triangle Mobile Home Park have been condemned since November of last year
Misty Jensen was told she could rent-to-own her trailer in Triangle Mobile Home Park with a $1,000 down payment in November 2012 on lot 29M. After tearing up the carpet and linoleum flooring, Jensen said she found holes in the floor and asked for it to be replaced
6:41 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Republican launches primary challenge to Amash

Lead in text: 
Business owner Brian Ellis says Grand Rapids Republican has "turned his back on our conservative principles"
Washington U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, a young libertarian lawmaker, will face a Republican primary challenger in August who argues Amashs independent streak has put him out of touch with his West Michigan constituents. Brian Ellis, owner of an investment advisory firm and East Grand Rapids School Board member, announced Tuesday he will challenge Amash for the 3rd Congressional District seat.
6:09 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Kalamazoo City Manager Ken Collard's last day on job will be November 11th

Lead in text: 
Collard is taking advantage of early retirement for city workers
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Manager Kenneth Collard's last day in his position will be Nov. 11. That evening is set to be the first meeting for incoming city manager Jim Ritsema. It also will serve as the swearing-in for the new Kalamazoo City Commission after the Nov. 5 election.
8:24 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

State exempts some meningitis outbreak records from Freedom of Information Act

Lead in text: 
Newspaper attorney says state could protect patient information by redacting names
Some state records involving the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak remain under wraps as the Michigan Department of Community Health has declared the crisis a "medical research project." The designation makes the records exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, the state argues.