SW Michigan

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(MPRN-Washington D.C.) The confirmation hearing for Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has been delayed until next week. But, she’s already working to win support for her nomination and her ideas on school reform. 

"WASHINGTON – Michigan’s U.S. senators are again urging the Army Corps of Engineers to quickly finish recommendations for blocking the spread of Asian carp at a key Chicago-area chokepoint in order to keep the invasive species from reaching the Great Lakes." (Detroit Free Press)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- U.S. Rep. Fred Upton has reintroduced private legislation that would allow a Harbert, Mich. man to stay in Michigan and operate his business without fear of deportation." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- All Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Officers are expected to be wearing a body camera by February. After field testing nine different models during the last two years, the department will purchase 170 body cameras for its officers. Eighty cameras are already being used on the streets, and the rest are on back order." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI-- Poet and Kalamazoo College professor Conrad Hilberry died in Kalamazoo Wednesday, Jan. 11 from complications of cancer and pneumonia, the college confirmed Thursday morning. He was 88. Hilberry came to Kalamazoo College in 1962, where he taught poetry, literature and writing until his retirement in 1998, according to the college website." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)