SW Michigan

6:21 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Heightened security for Tulip Time in Holland

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Holland Public Safety officials say measures are precautionary after bombing at Boston Marathon
Tulip Time spectators along Eighth Street paused Thursday afternoon as the latest festival addition walked by - two Michigan State Police troopers with a bomb-sniffing dog. The state bomb squad has been in town for the first time as part of the heightened security stemming from the Boston Marathon attack April 15, said Capt.
6:15 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Eastern Michigan University president expected to get contract extension despite recent troubles with alcohol

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Members of the university's board of regents sent Susan Martin a letter last year saying she must address drinking in public or face firing
Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin is expected to get an extension on her contract Friday, in spite of recent troubles with alcohol consumption, a university official close to the issue said Thursday. The EMU Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at noon today to vote on Martin's contract, which ends in July.
6:07 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Albion School Board weighs cost-cutting options

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Board meets Tuesday and could make final decision on plan to close budget deficit
ALBION - The Albion Board of Education on Thursday was desperately looking for ways to close an expected $1 million budget shortfall and remain a K-12 school district, but the more it talked about it, the more difficult that prospect seemed.
9:44 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Appeals court upholds law that blocks collection of union dues for school employees

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Teachers unions said the law violated the First Amendment and equal protection rights for workers
LANSING - A state law that bans school districts from collecting dues on behalf of teacher unions and other public school employees is constitutional, a federal appeals court said Thursday.
9:27 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission calls special meeting after candidate for city manager withdraws

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Five finalists remain, Mayor Bobby Hopewell says commission could add another finalist for city manager
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. in City Commission Chambers at Kalamazoo City Hall, 241 W. South St. On Tuesday, they picked a list of six finalists for the city manager job, but that pool dropped down to five Wednesday when Joyce Parker announced she would withdraw her candidacy.