SW Michigan

6:25 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Candidates for Portage Superintendent lay out visions for district

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Board will meet Friday afternoon to pick new Superintendent
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Paw Paw Superintendent Mark Bielang and Three Rivers Superintendent Roger Rathburn, the two finalists for superintendent of Portage Public Schools, both had a chance to flesh out how they would lead the district during a series of events Wednesday.
6:17 am
Thu June 20, 2013

"Project Clarity" aims to lean up Lake Macatawa

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Funding being sought for $12-million dollar effort
It's been dubbed "Project Clarity" and within five years, those involved hope to make Lake Macatawa at least 70 percent clearer. It may seem a lofty goal, but experts say it is possible.
6:10 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Legislation to dissolve insolvent Michigan school districts close to final approval

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Changes in the Senate must be approved in House before going to Governor Snyder
The bills, which narrowly passed on a 20-18 vote, would give the authority to dissolve a financially insolvent school district that has between 300 and 2,400 students.
9:44 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Former Portage Superintendent Ric Perry loses arbitration case

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Perry resigned under protest in January, claimed district owed him more money
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- An arbitrator has ruled in favor of the Portage Public Schools Board of Education in a claim filed by former superintendent Ric Perry, who says he was unfairly forced out of his position. The decision was announced Wednesday evening in a press release from the district.
9:40 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Snyder cuts short Israel trip to push for Medicaid expansion in Michigan

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Governor hopes to persuade Senate Republicans to support plan to expand health care coverage for poor
LANSING - A proposal to expand and reform Medicaid in Michigan remains stalled in the state Senate. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder - who supports Medicaid expansion - is cutting short his trade trip to Israel and is expected to be back in Michigan by mid-morning Thursday, according to Lt. Gov.

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