SW Michigan

2:46 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Employment up in West Michigan, down in Calhoun County

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280 jobs were cut in Calhoun County in the second quarter of this year due to an “unexpected decline in its leisure and hospitality sector.”
Calhoun County's total employment dropped by 0.5 percent in the second quarter of this year as the area saw losses in the government and the service-providing industry, according to the new business outlook by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
2:16 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Six teachers resign, six others hired at Kalamazoo Public Schools

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The Kalamazoo Board of Education accepted six resignations from teachers who left over the summer.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education accepted the resignations of six teachers who left during the summer and the appointment of six others hired in the last month. The teachers headed a long list of personnel changes approved by the board at their meeting Thursday.
12:13 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Snyder says announcement on 2014 election plans still months away

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When asked about a possible primary challenge, Snyder says "I believe in the Democratic process"
LANSING - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he likely won't announce until early next year whether he will seek a second four-year term in 2014. Snyder, in a telephone interview from Beijing, where he is on the last day of a week-long trade mission, suggested he hasn't made a final decision.
7:03 am
Fri September 13, 2013

State bar request disclosure of "issue spending" in judicial races

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State bar is seeking to overturn 2004 ruling by then Secretary of State Terry Lynn Land
Lansing - The State Bar of Michigan is requesting that Secretary of State Ruth Johnson issue a declaratory ruling that donors funding all "issue" spending on judicial races must be publicly disclosed. State Bar President Bruce Courtade said Thursday that under Michigan's campaign finance act, Johnson has 60 days to respond to the request.
6:48 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Kalamazoo County Administrator gets mixed review from commission

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Four commissioners want to renew Administrator Peter Battani's contract for 12 to 18 months. Battani says he wants a "standard three-year contract"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Despite an increase from last year's evaluation, Kalamazoo County Administrator Peter Battani said he is "disappointed" with this year's review from the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners.