SW Michigan

6:17 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Berrien County Non-Profit Seeks Funding for Services to Abused Children

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Expanding Children's Assessment Center's current building will cost about $1-million
Abused children ideally are not subjected to unnecessary stress by having to tell officials their stories over and over. That is why the Children's Assessment Center was started in 2002 by the Berrien County Council for Children, a nonprofit organization.
6:09 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Approves New Spacing Requirements for Stores Selling Beer and Wine

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Ordinance was proposed after complaints about over-saturation of stores selling alcohol in parts of the city
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Stores opening to sell beer and wine in Kalamazoo will have to adhere to new spacing requirements adopted Monday by the Kalamazoo City Commission. City commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance proposal regulating distance between new stores that open to sell beer and wine in Kalamazoo.
3:22 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Borgess Health CEO Paul Spaude to Retire

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Spaude has been the top executive at the Kalamazoo hospital since 2005.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Paul Spaude, president and chief executive officer of Borgess Health, will retire in September. The man credited with leading the growth of the health system's outpatient care system and an in-house culture that advanced patient care, plans to leave his posts to spend more time with family, the hospital announced.
3:20 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Federal Grant Helps Firefighters Breathe Easy

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The new equipment will allow firefighters to cope with smoke and fumes.
PORTAGE, MI - Firefighters for six Kalamazoo area departments will be outfitted with nearly $1 million in new breathing gear thanks to a big federal grant. Fire departments from the city of Portage, Oshtemo Township, Alamo Township, Texas Township, the South Kalamazoo County Fire Authority and Pavilion Township will be getting the new self-contained breathing apparatus to replace worn or outdated SBCA equipment.
7:27 am
Mon June 2, 2014

UAW Delegates Meet Beginning Monday in Detroit

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The most controversial proposal would increase the dues paid by union members
More than 1,100 UAW delegates from across the country will open the 36th UAW Constitutional Convention today at Cobo Center in Detroit to elect a set of leaders for the next four years. The delegates also will vote on a number of amendments and proposals, including a controversial dues increase.