SW Michigan

6:05 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Michigan House approves changes to merit high school curriculum graduation requirements

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Supporters say changes give some flexibility for vocational education. Critics worry about watering down education requirements
LANSING -- A pair of bills which expand the subjects which satisfy high school graduation requirements in mathematics, science, foreign languages, health and physical education were approved by the state House of Representatives by wide margins with bipartisan support Thursday.
5:49 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Detroit Emergency Financial Manager to offer creditors "pennies on dollar" to avoid bankruptcy

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Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's office has not confirmed figure, meetings will likely happen next week
Detroit's attempt to avoid bankruptcy will hit a critical stage next week as emergency manager Kevyn Orr brings together dozens of creditors to present a stark offer: less than 10 cents on the dollar for the loans, bonds, retiree obligations and other debts that have been strangling the city for years.
5:45 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Planning Commission approves rezoning for new office and apartment building near WMU campus

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Restaurant Breakfast at Tiffany's and other buildings would be demolished to make way for new development
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The Kalamazoo Planning Commission on Thursday recommended that city commissioners approve a rezoning request from Main Street Properties V LLC so the company can demolish the West Michigan Avenue buildings that house Breakfast at Tiffiny's, Chop Shop barbershop and tattoo parlor and a former beauty salon, along with seven single-family houses.
WMU East Campus
5:33 am
Fri June 7, 2013

WMU hires architect for East Hall renovation

East Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University says architectural firm Tower PinksterĀ has been hired to remake East Hall into an alumni center

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7:25 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Proposed development could include demolishing Breakfast at Tiffany's other buildings near WMU

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Kalamazoo Planning Commission will consider rezoning proposal Thursday night
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Main Street Properties V LLC is seeking rezoning of the parcels at 2707, 2715, 2725 and 2729 W. Michigan Ave., 1035 and 1103 Euclid Ave., and 1027, 1030, 1102 and 1108 Lafayette Ave., from a commercial, neighborhood district and a residential, multi-dwelling district - campus area to a commercial, community district.

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