SW Michigan

1:16 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

WMU Men's Basketball Coach Gets New Contract

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Steve Hawkins led the Broncos to an appearance in the NCAA tournament this season
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Western Michigan Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today it has reached an agreement in principle with head men's basketball coach Steve Hawkins on a new six-year contract, keeping him at WMU through the 2019-20 season.
6:44 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder Says Tuition at Michigan Universities is Too Expensive

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Snyder says looking at ways to cuts costs, financial aid and dual enrollment are ways to help with costs
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has a son who just finished graduate school at the University of Michigan a few weeks ago, and a daughter who will graduate from high school next week and start her undergraduate career at the same university in the fall.
6:29 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Schoolcraft Farmers' Market Won't Open This Season

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Occasional vendors will still be able to set up, but there won't be a formal market
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SCHOOLCRAFT, MI - A lack of vendors has closed the Schoolcraft Farmers' Market located at the Schoolcraft United Methodist Church for the 2014 season. Cheri Bales, a market coordinator, said the decision not to have a Schoolcraft market this year was difficult, but just two vendors had registered for the market as of Wednesday morning, the day it was slated to open.
6:24 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Groups Plans Walk from Chicago to Battle Creek to Protest Use of Drones

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Battle Creek's Air National Guard Base received mission to operate drones
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - A group of activists will be stopping in Kalamazoo on June 12 during their 12-day walk from Chicago to Battle Creek in protest of drone warfare in the U.S. military.
6:08 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Battle Creek's Cereal Festival Moves One Block for One Year

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Concerns over condemned building caused move
Battle Creek's Cereal Festival, the city's largest downtown event, will be moved one block over to Van Buren Street this year. Festivals Manager Deborah Owens, the city's vice mayor, said the change is temporary and is to keep festivalgoers away from the former On Deck Sports Bar and Grill, damaged in a fire in late December.

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