SW Michigan

6:52 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Open-Carry Laws Debated After Man Brings Gun to Kalamazoo Library Event

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Library Director says they've been instructed to call police when anyone is spotted with a gun in the library
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- An incident involving a man carrying a gun at the Kalamazoo Public Library's Summer Reading Party shows the need to add libraries to the list of gun-free zones in Michigan, said Ann Rohrbaugh, Kalamazoo Public Library director. But a spokesman for Michigan Open Carry Inc.
6:27 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Educational Achievement Authority Chancellor Steps Down

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EAA has been criticized for high rate of student and teacher turnover
LANSING -- The man in charge of leading Michigan's recovery school district for some of the most academically struggling Detroit schools is stepping down. John Covington, who has led the Education Achievement Authority since its inception in 2012, is leaving to care for his ill mother and will be starting a consulting firm looking at education issues.
6:20 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Another Poll Shows Amash With Big Lead Over Primary Challenger

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The poll was done before Brian Ellis picked up endorsements from some groups influential in Republican circles
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Justin Amash has been saying for months that businessman Brian Ellis poses no threat to his winning a third term, and a new Free Press poll suggests he could be right.
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.