SW Michigan

7:15 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Muskegon to offer job to Springfield City Manager

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Frank Peterson had also been candidate for city manager's job in Port Huron
MUSKEGON, MI -- The Muskegon City Commission has come to a consensus to offer Springfield, Mich. City Manager Franklin J. Peterson the job as the next city manager of Muskegon. In a weighted voting system, six of seven commissioners selected Peterson their top candidate after hearing from four finalists during a marathon interview session Tuesday, July 30.
6:58 am
Thu August 1, 2013

First Day Shoe Fund continues today in Kalamazoo

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Program provides pair of shoes for low-income children in Kalamazoo Public Schools
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Alisa Eaves was worried about affording new footwear for her 4-year-old son Charles, who is starting preschool in the fall. "I was wondering how I was going to get him new shoes," said Eaves, a Kalamazoo single mother.
8:39 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

State Senate committee approves new Medicaid expansion bill

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Full Senate could consider competing bills to expand Medicaid
Lansing- Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to expand access to Medicaid health insurance inched forward in the state Senate Wednesday, but now faces two competing proposals aimed lowering the number of uninsured through private insurance plans. A state Senate committee on Wednesday advanced legislation to expand access to the Medicaid health insurance program for 400,000 low-income residents.
SW Michigan
1:56 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Final Portage Creek cleanup starts

The Kalamazoo River near Portage Creek
Credit WMUK

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will start the last round of clean-up work on Portage Creek in Kalamazoo later this week. The EPA plans to remove about 4,000 cubic yards of sediment contaminated by toxic PCBs.

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SW Michigan
12:52 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

WMU picks new education dean

Dr. Ming Li
Credit WMU University Relations

Western Michigan University will soon have a new dean at its College of Education and Human Development. He's Ming Li, who's currently the interim head of the Center for International Studies at Ohio University. Li will replace interim Western education dean Walter Burt. Li starts his new position in Kalamazoo September 1st. Besides education, Li is also involved in research on sports management and the financial side of athletics.

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