SW Michigan

9:34 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commissioners consider deadlines in city manager search

Lead in text: 
Ken Collard is set to retire in January. Commission is reopening search process
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The commission, during a special meeting Wednesday, decided to reopen its search for a city manager without the firm it has worked with since February. Commissioners voted unanimously to terminate a contract with California-based search consultant Bob Murray & Associates.
9:26 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

State Senator proposes ending Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage

Lead in text: 
Michigan voters approved amendment to state Constitution in 2004 that bans same-sex marriage
MACKINAC ISLAND - A bill to remove Michigan's ban on same sex marriage was introduced in the state Senate Wednesday, although there's little chance it will get a hearing in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, introduced the bill after a recent poll showed that 57% of Michigan voters support same sex marriage.
10:39 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Albion School Board lays off high school staff

Lead in text: 
Layoffs follow decision two weeks ago to close Albion High School
ALBION - More than 100 years of combined educational experience was let go from Albion Public Schools Tuesday as the Board of Education worked to finish a cost-cutting plan that will send its high schoolers to Marshall. The board voted 5-0 Tuesday, with Trustee Vivian Davis absent, to lay off 14 high school teachers and paraprofessionals.
9:49 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Former Portage City Council member running again in fall

Lead in text: 
Nasim Ansari served on Portage Council for three years before a ten-year stint on the Kalamazoo County Commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - After several years of being off the Portage City Council, Nasim Ansari says he would like to come back. Ansari became the first candidate to file and announce his candidacy for the Portage City Council in the Nov. 5 elections. He is seeking a four-year term.
9:45 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Strazdas to run for re-election as Portage Mayor

Lead in text: 
Strazdas has been mayor for eight years after four years on the Portage City Council
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - He still has the energy, the support of his family and colleagues and a vision of better things to come for his city. Those are some of the reasons four-term Portage Mayor Pete Strazdas will seek a fifth term in the November elections.

Pages