SW Michigan

6:27 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Nonprofit conservancy to manage Benton Harbor parks

Lead in text: 
Commissioners say agreement will provide jobs to local residents
BENTON HARBOR - City commissioners Monday agreed to hand over management of city parks to a nonprofit conservancy. "I've been the big voice against the parks conservancy," Commissioner Trenton Bowens said before the vote.
8:36 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Detroit Emergency Manager reaches agreement with some creditors, but no details are released

Lead in text: 
Spokesman for Kevyn Orr says deal should be signed "in next day or two"
Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr has reached a settlement with unnamed creditors, according to federal court filings in a lawsuit against a financial insurer his office sued to block from accessing $11 million a month in tax revenue from the city's three casinos.
8:28 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission approves rezoning properties near WMU campus

Lead in text: 
Developers plan retail and apartments for property on West Michigan Avenue
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Eleven parcels near Western Michigan University will be demolished to make way for a planned four-story retail and apartment building after the Kalamazoo City Commission voted unanimously to approve the project at a public hearing Monday. No comments were made regarding the project by the public or commissioners during the hearing.
7:22 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Debate on common core education standards in Michigan

Lead in text: 
Legislative hearing on issue scheduled for Tuesday
Michigan's adoption of the Common Core State Standards, a set of learning goals embraced by 44 other states in the nation, should have been a slam dunk given the widespread support that exists in the state.
7:55 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Former President Gerald Ford remembered in home town of Grand Rapids 100 years after his birth

Lead in text: 
Ford passed away in 2006.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Navy Capt. John Meier remembers clearly the words that President Gerald R. Ford spoke in 1976, the year of America's bicentennial. Meier, who was 12 at the time, recalled the patriotic vigor the country's 200th birthday instilled across a nation sore over a turbulent 1960s, the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal that put Ford in office.