SW Michigan

8:17 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Kalamazoo County board approves brownfield site in Schoolcraft

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Public input will be sought on what should go at the site
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the creation of a brownfield site at a former gas station in the Village of Schoolcraft. The property, located at 306 N. Grand St., is currently owned by the Kalamazoo County Land Bank.
WMU - Cooley
8:11 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

WMU formally links agreement with Cooley Law School

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Agreement paves the way for Cooley to become the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 

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3:18 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Kellogg makes Working Mothers best companies list

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Companies that made the list offer things like insurance for part-time workers, paid maternity leave, telecommuting, and lactation rooms.
BATTLE CREEK, MI -- The residents of Battle Creek have known for many years that a job at Kellogg Co. was usually a good thing to have. Working Mother magazine added to that reputation this week by including the maker of Frosted Flakes, Pringles and Mini-Wheats on its 2013 list of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.
3:04 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Detroit bankruptcy will not be a trend says U.S. Conference of Mayors

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President and Mesa, Arizona mayor Scott Smith says the problems that are facing Detroit—like rapid population decline, pension debt, and a decreasing tax base—aren't the same as other cities.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors said today he doesn't expect Detroit's financial crisis to lead to a spate of other municipal bankruptcy filings, characterizing the city's problems as 'an outlier' compared to others. Scott Smith, the mayor of Mesa, Ariz., spoke to the Free Press on a trip to Washington.
2:44 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Drivers under the influence to pay flat fees for Kalamazoo emergency response

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The new flat rates created by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety will be based on whether the driver got into an accident and if blood was drawn in the emergency room.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday adjusted emergency response fees that District Court applies to people convicted operating under the influence in the city Since 2001, the city has charged OWI defendants at a per-minute rate depending on an officer's rank, based on the amount of time the officer spent responding, investigating, arresting, processing, analyzing evidence and writing reports on individual cases.