SW Michigan

6:31 am
Tue July 16, 2013

University of Michigan considering in-state tuition for undocumented students

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U-M regents also considering in-state tuition for any military member, currently serving or honorably discharged, regardless of where they live
The University of Michigan is expected to begin offering in-state tuition to undocumented students who can prove they graduated from a Michigan high school and attended at least some middle and high school in the state. The new policy, part of a sweeping overhaul of who is considered an in-state student, will be voted on Thursday by the university's Board of Regents.
6:27 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Nonprofit conservancy to manage Benton Harbor parks

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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

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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

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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

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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.