SW Michigan

9:10 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Snyder signs bill that could lead to wolf hunt in Upper Peninsula

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Bill would supersede law passed last year and nullify petition drive to put issues on statewide ballot
LANSING - The day before the Natural Resources Commission is meeting to determine whether it will set a wolf hunting season this fall, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that will allow that vote and kill a petition drive meant to ban the hunt.
9:05 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

One of six finalists for Kalamazoo City Manager withdraws

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Joyce Parker says she wants to complete her assignment
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Joyce Parker, emergency manager in Allen Park, Mich., has withdrawn her candidacy for the Kalamazoo city manager job. Parker said in an email late Wednesday afternoon to MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette that she had withdrawn her name from consideration for the position.
9:46 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Second Battle Creek workshop on gun issue called off

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Mayor Susan Baldwin says she has no plans to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Remember that lively Battle Creek City Commission workshop last month on whether the city should join an anti-illegal firearms coalition? It won't be happening again. In surprise move Tuesday, Commissioner David Walters made a motion toward the end of the meeting to not schedule a second workshop that was promised by Mayor Susan Baldwin.
9:28 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Battle Creek City Commissioner renews call for investigation of police department

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Prosecutor has not found reason to launch investigation based on earlier complaint by Jeff Domenico
Rather than retreating, Battle Creek City Commissioner Jeff Domenico is renewing a call for an investigation of the police department.
8:37 am
Wed May 8, 2013

No decision yet, but momentum builds for Schauer to run for governor

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Former Congressman and state lawmaker from Battle Creek does well in polls of hypothetical race for governor
LANSING, MI -- Mark Schauer has not yet confirmed any plans to campaign for governor, but momentum appears to be building for the former congressman from Battle Creek. The Democratic Governor's Association is "nudging" Schauer to run in 2014, according to a new report from Politico, which obtained an internal polling memo indicating that he would make a "formidable opponent" for first-term Republican Gov.