SW Michigan

3:24 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

WMU East Hall design meetings start in October

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The university will be renovating the more than 100-year-old building and turning it into a new alumni center.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University will hold its first public sessions on the redesign of East Hall Oct. 1, the university announced Friday. The university's birthplace is slated to be renovated and turned into the Western Michigan University Alumni Center, with work beginning in Spring 2014.
3:09 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Grand Rapids students to wear uniforms by 2016

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As part of a transformation plan, the Grand Rapids public school district wants to ease-in to uniforms for every grade.
Grand Rapids - The Grand Rapids public school district says it plans to phase in a dress code over the next three years requiring all students to wear uniforms. The West Michigan district detailed plans for the dress code on its website. The move is part of the district's transformation plan.
11:48 am
Fri August 30, 2013

K-12 online learning grows in Michigan

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Local public schools must pay for up to two online classes per student each semester in grades 5 through 12 even though students don't need to get approval from their own schools to sign up.
In what may be the biggest change, public school students in Grades 5-12 will be able to take up to two online courses per semester offered by any district or the state's virtual school - classes that will be part of a statewide catalog of online classes maintained by the Michigan Virtual University (MVU) that will be up and running in October.
11:36 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Michigander buying power erodes

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Some suggest that an increase in the minimum wage would help turn the situation around. Others say that would lead to job losses.
LANSING - Median wage earners in Michigan have less purchasing power than they did 30 years ago, with black workers bearing the brunt of the decline. After adjusting for inflation, Michigan's median wage actually dropped since 1982 while wages for earners in the top 10 percent grew, according to the Michigan League for Public Policy's annual Labor Day report.
6:57 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Second Enbridge dredging permit OK'd

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Last week, the Planning Commission rejected a request by Enbridge to put a "dredging pad" in the Comstock Commerce Park. It's still looking for an alternative location for that.
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge, Inc. can breathe a sigh of relief tonight after receiving site approval for its dredging activity south of Morrow Lake near Miller Drive.

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