SW Michigan

6:24 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Calhoun County Prosecutor finds no evidence of corruption in Battle Creek Police Department

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Police Chief wants apology from City Commissioner Andy Domenico
Battle Creek's police chief is demanding an apology after the county prosecutor said a city commissioner has no evidence of corruption. "I think his behavior insinuating that the Battle Creek Police Department is corrupt has been reckless and embarrassing and he owes the Battle Creek Police Department and the people of Battle Creek a public apology," Chief Jackie Hampton said.
SW Michigan
3:50 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Eight State House Dems get their committees back

Michigan State Capitol Building
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Eight state House Democrats who lost their committee assignments Tuesday got them back Wednesday.

Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger of Marshall removed the lawmakers, including Representative Kate Segal of Battle Creek, saying they had missed too many committee meetings. But the Gongwer News Service says Bolger reversed the decision after what he called “positive” meetings with the eight legislators.

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3:43 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Albion thinking about closing its high school

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The district's school board plans to hold a public forum on the issue Thursday at 6 p.m. at the high school library.
ALBION - The Albion Public Schools Board of Education is sure it wants to keep grades kindergarten through eight in the district, the board president said Wednesday, but is considering outsourcing its high school grades to cover a $1 million budget shortfall. Board President Al Pheley said Wednesday that the board is giving serious consideration to four options.
7:53 am
Wed May 1, 2013

DNR plan would lift cap on state land purchases

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Plan to go to governor approval
Michigan's Department of Natural Resources is delivering a proposal to Gov. Rick Snyder this month that it hopes will help lead to the lifting of a state-imposed cap on land acquisitions. Last year, the Republican-controlled Legislature limited the state's holdings to 4.6 million acres.
7:50 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Kalamazoo Public Schools cautiously optimistic about passing $62-million bond issue

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KPS Superintendent Michael Rice says proposal appears to have backing based on survey done in fall
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A week away from the May 7 election, widespread opposition has yet to surface against a $62 million bond issue on the ballot for Kalamazoo Public Schools. "We've been answering all the questions that have been raised and there haven't been a lot of questions," KPS Superintendent Michael Rice said Tuesday.