SW Michigan

11:27 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Saginaw City Manager retires will become Emergency Financial Manager in Flint

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Darnell Earley was a candidate to become Kalamazoo City Manager earlier this year
SAGINAW, MI - After seven years serving as Saginaw's city manager, it appears that Darnell Earley will soon be leaving to take a new job serving as Flint's emergency manager. Gov. Rick Snyder plans to announce Earley's appointment to replace current Emergency Manager Mike Brown during a press conference in Flint Wednesday morning.
10:40 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Some Portage city workers to get first pay raise in four years

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Portage City Council approved agreement with employee union Tuesday night. Workers have also ratified it
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Some Portage city workers will be getting a pay raise for the first time in four years. Seventeen Portage Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Services employees represented by the United Auto Workers have a new two-year labor agreement with the city.
10:36 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Michigan House committee approves bill to impose sales tax on Internet purchases

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Michigan Treasury Department estimates that state will lose $290-million from uncollected sales taxes this year
Lansing - Online retailers such as Amazon.com and Overstock.com would be required to collect and remit sales taxes for Internet purchases from Michigan residents under legislation a House committee approved Wednesday. Without debate, the House Tax Policy Committee approved a two-bill package to close loopholes in the state's existing sales tax laws that allowed consumers to buy goods tax-free from out-of-state online retailers.
September 11th
7:03 am
Wed September 11, 2013

2001 Terrorist attacks to be remembered at WMU

Memorial at Fort Custer National Cemetery - file photo
Credit WMUK

The terrorist attacks of 2001 will be remembered today at Western Michigan University. 

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6:42 am
Wed September 11, 2013

United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region sets $14.5-million goal for campaign

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Officials say smaller goal from last year doesn't mean its supporting fewer programs
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region launched its 2014 fund-raising campaign Tuesday with a goal of $14.5 million. That is less than the $15.3 goal that was surpassed for 2013. But Michael Larson, president and chief executive officer of the organization, said each year's goal is selected after a lot of input from the community.

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