SW Michigan

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.
7:09 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Kalamazoo City Manager candidates in town for community meetings, interviews

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Four candidates are vying to replace Ken Collard who will retire early next year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Also on Thursday, the candidates will have lunch with up to 35 community members by invitation from city commissioners. City commissioners were allowed to invite up to five people to attend.
6:59 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Stryker to acquire Fort Lauderdale based medical device company

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Mako makes a robotic arm that helps surgeons more precisely implant replacement knees
Stryker agreed to acquire robotic-surgery technology supplier Mako for roughly $1.65 billion.
6:16 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Update: Airport director to receive 12 weeks of pay as part of resignation agreement

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Certain documents related to Cliff Moshiginis' employment won't be made public
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Cliff Moshoginis may no longer be employed as director of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, but that doesn't mean he left the position empty handed. Details of voluntary resignation agreement between Moshoginis and the Kalamazoo County Aeronautics Board were made public Wednesday following the board's vote to accept Moshoginis' resignation.

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