SW Michigan

6:16 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Federal Court Sets August 6th Date to Hear Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Case

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U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman struck down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage in March. The ruling is stayed during appeal
According to a court filing entered today, the arguments will take place at 1 p.m. Aug. 6 before a three-judge appeals panel in Cincinnati. According to the notice that was issued today, each side will receive 30 minutes. Names of the judges sitting on the panel will be revealed two weeks prior to the argument.
6:12 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Battle Creek School Board Approves Budget

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Privatizing the district's bus system will save $1.7-million
A $54.9 million budget was approved Monday night by the Battle Creek Board of Education, and for the first time in four years, the district did not have to lay off teachers to make the budget work. Last year, 20 positions were eliminated and four teachers were laid off.
12:25 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Last Two Kalamazoo Schools Finally Out for Summer

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Other KPS Schools finished school year last week
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Today is the last day of school for Spring Valley Center for Exploration and Washington Writers' Academy, among the last kids in the region to start their summer break. Kalamazoo Public Schools was originally scheduled to end its school year on Wednesday, June 11, but the school year had to be extended for most students because of snow days.
12:10 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Kalamazoo Public School Officials Say Change in Funding Formula Short Changes District

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KPS officials say increase doesn't match inflation
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Officials in Kalamazoo Public Schools already were upset by a state proposal to increase their funding by $83 per student, an amount they decried as wholly inadequate. But they're even more furious about the final School Aid Budget, which gives them an increase of $50 per student.
7:44 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Cereal Festival Moves, But Crowds Still Come

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This year's festival site was changed because of fire at On Deck Sports Bar and Grill
Despite yearly changes to the Battle Creek Cereal Festival, there remains one constant: thousands of people crowd downtown Battle Creek for entertainment, breakfast and community. The annual festival, which sees thousands of bowls of cereal provided by Kellogg Co., Post Foods and ConAgra Foods poured to waiting lines of people, moved off Michigan Avenue to West Van Buren Street Saturday.

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