SW Michigan

3:14 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

New federal funds expected for Detroit

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White House officials say money won't impact on going bankruptcy reorganizing
Washington - Three cabinet secretaries and the White House point person on Detroit are expected to bring some new federal funds to the city when they meet with top Michigan and Detroit officials and community leaders Friday in Detroit.
2:46 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Special court for troubled veterans proposed for Van Buren, Allegan, Barry Counties

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Veterans court would be similar to drug courts
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
According to Baillargeon, some veterans are not committing crimes due to simple criminality but because of problems resulting from their military service, such as post traumatic stress syndrome and substance abuse. "We'll try to grab ahold of some of these nonviolent felony and misdemeanor cases and try to put them in a program that will really follow them," Baillargeon said.
2:43 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Common Core standards pass House

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Update; Full House has approved resolution
The state House Education Committee this morning approved a resolution that would allow the state to move forward with implementing the controversial Common Core State Standards, but the future of an exam that would assess those standards remains iffy.
10:59 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Michigan Senate leaders plan to poll public on road funding

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Calls are expected to go out beginning this week
LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder has acknowledged that " it's not readily apparent" whether residents are willing to invest more in Michigan roads. Senate leadership wants to find out.
10:56 am
Thu September 26, 2013

State House could vote Thursday on moving ahead with Common Core curriculum

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Michigan Board of Education adopted the national standards in 2010
Lansing - House lawmakers are taking up a resolution Wednesday that would resume funding for Michigan's Common Core State standards, just days before the state's Oct. 1 deadline for spending in the new fiscal year. The standards, which are stricter benchmarks in reading and math for Michigan's K-12 students, have generated tremendous controversy nationally and in the state.