SW Michigan

12:06 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Covert School enrollment down after last year's financial crisis

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Last summer's turmoil threatened to close district
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT, MI -- Enrollment for Covert Public Schools stands at 361 this fall, a 25 percent drop from the 2012-13 school year and half of the district's headcount four years ago. A school official provided the enrollment number to the Kalamazoo Gazette, but declined comment. The state's official count day was Oct.
6:29 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Benton Harbor Manager says money from city income tax would mostly go to pensions

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Tony Saunders says city pensions are only funded at 52% right now
BENTON HARBOR - Emergency Manager Tony Saunders is bringing a dose of reality into the debate of how the city income tax revenue will be spent if Benton Harbor voters approve the proposal during the Nov. 5 election.
8:20 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Businesses talk of adapting as lake levels remain at record lows

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14-year stretch of below-average levels for Lake Michigan is longest ever recorded
In 1998, President Bill Clinton was embroiled in the Lewinsky sex scandal, the Detroit Red Wings won their ninth Stanley Cup, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google Inc. in Menlo Park, Calif. It was also the last year Lake Michigan water levels were at their long-term average height.
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8:13 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

State Treasurer says campaign finance investigation played no role in decision to resign

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Andy Dillon says divorce and media scrutiny led to to stepping down
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon, who tendered his resignation on Friday, continues to face questions over campaign finance reporting errors related to his 2010 gubernatorial campaign committee. The committee may have mishandled a $130,000 bank loan in July of 2010, violating the Michigan Campaign Finance Act, according to one of six error and ommission notices issued last month by the Bureau of Elections.
8:02 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Oshtemo Township residents complain about mailbox removal

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Residents complain about "selective enforcement
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- Residents of a subdivision in Oshtemo Township are calling foul after several mailboxes were torn down by the Kalamazoo County Road Commission Monday to enforce its encroachment policy for non-conforming mailboxes. Among the mailboxes removed was NFL star Greg Jenning's unit, according to residents of the WestPort Trails subdivision.

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