SW Michigan

7:20 am
Mon September 9, 2013

African-American leaders hope racial profiling study leads to change in Kalamazoo

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Yearlong study shows black drivers in Kalamazoo more than twice as likely to be pulled over than white drivers
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Mattie Jordan-Woods said she can remember feeling she was racially profiled in three separate instances about a decade ago while driving in her neighborhood.
8:55 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Forecast shows promise for office furniture industry

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New outlook has lower expectations for 2014
An updated office furniture industry outlook shows business picking up. The quarterly outlook from the Business and Institutional Manufacturers Association in Grand Rapids now projects North American shipments to grow 4.1 percent in 2013 to $9.6 billion. That's an upgrade from the previous quarterly outlook issued in June that forecast shipment growth of 2.1 percent for the year.
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5:49 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Segal says women "losing ground" because of lack of female lawmakers

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The Battle Creek Democrat is one of 28 women serving in the state House, there are four in the state Senate
Rep. Kate Segal said it's hard to ignore the lack of women in the state Legislature, especially in the past two years. "When you go to a committee meeting and you're one of two women with a committee of over 20 people," she said, "you do take notice of that."
5:44 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Michigan Congressmen Amash, Rogers debate Syria

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Both Michigan Republicans were interviewed separately for CBS Television's "Face the Nation"
Washington- Two Michigan Republicans on Sunday offered opposing views on whether the United States should launch a military strike against the Syrian government. Congress will debate this week whether to pass a resolution authorizing a limited military strike against the Assad regime.
5:40 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission to pick finalists for city manager Monday

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59 people have applied, including Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will meet Monday to choose candidates they want to interview as they look for the next city manager. Deerfield, Ill.-based search firm Voorhees Associates LLC will present up to 12 preferred candidates when the Kalamazoo City Commission meets to determine finalists at 4 p.m.

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