SW Michigan

6:55 am
Thu August 22, 2013

WMU's Archives moving into its new home

The materials in the University Archive had been located for many years on Western's East Campus.
This summer, all 30,000 cubic feet of documents, photographs, government records, letters and diaries, as well as 100,000 volumes worth of books, serials and bound volumes are being moved to their new $8.7 million home, the Zhang Legacy Collections Center on Calhoun St. on the Oakland Drive campus.
3:42 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

So-called "blue moon" Tues night comes every three years

A blue moon usually just means the second full moon in a month, but the National Atmospheric Oceanic Administration says this type of moon only comes around once every three years.
The moon rises over the New York skyline in its full stage under a phenomenon called the blue moon, as seen from West Orange, N.J., on Tuesday.
3:36 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Bullying kids with disabilities in school violates ADA

Federal education officials sent out a letter yesterday. It says bullying that prevents children with disabilities from getting a free public education violates the American with Disabilities Act.
LANSING -- Federal education officials issued a letter Tuesday clarifying the responsibility of schools to prevent bullying of students with disabilities, saying that attacks could violate the federal guarantee of a free appropriate public education if they interfere with educational benefits.
2:57 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Kalamazoo Public Safety gets six new officers, assistant chief

Former financial services manager Ryan Tibbets has been promoted to assistant chief of fire and administration, but will still help with finances. The department is eliminating the financial manager position in next year’s budget.
KALAMAZOO, MI - A former Wyoming firefighter who has spent the past two years in charge of finances at Kalamazoo Public Safety has been promoted to assistant chief. Ryan Tibbets' promotion to assistant chief of fire and administration, was made official Wednesday in an e-mail Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley sent to his staff.
10:28 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Michigan congressman wants President Obama impeached

Bentivolio says impeaching the president would be a "dream come true".
DETROIT, MI -- U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) would like to submit articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama, but lacks any evidence of crimes committed by the president, the Congressman told a crowd of supporters in a recorded discussion posted to YouTube.