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12:24 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Questions raised about eliminating Holland's Human Relations Director position

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City Council has spread duties of retired Human Relations Director among other city staff.
Members of the city of Holland's Human Relations Commission and International Relations Commission have concerns about the proposal to eliminate the full-time human relations director position.
12:00 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

MEAP test results show improvement for Kalamazoo area districts

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Kalamazoo School District makes gains, but scores remain below state-wide average
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A majority of Kalamazoo-area school districts showed gains in reading and math in all grades on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program exams, according to results released today by the Michigan Department of Education. The local results mirrored statewide trends for the tests, which were administered in October 2012.
11:54 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Perrigo completes acquisition of U.K.-based pharmaceutical company

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Allegan-based Perrigo says acquiring Rosemont helps expansion into attractive specialty market.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALLEGAN, MI -- Perrigo Co. says it signed a definitive merger agreement and has completed the acquisition of Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $283 million in cash. Rosemont is a specialty and generic prescription pharmaceutical company focused on manufacturing and marketing oral liquid formulations. It was founded in 1967 and is based in Leeds in the United Kingdom.
11:04 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Western Herlad, WIDR-FM Launch 'Save Student Media Campaign' at Western Michigan University

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Student run media sources have an uncertain future at Western Michigan University, due to a loss of advertising revenue and university funding. Student radio station WIDR-89.1FM and student newspaper The Western Herald have launched the 'Save the Student Media Campaign' to acquire funding needed to keep the two operations alive. The groups are proposing a $5 student-assessment fee every semester, which would help keep the student media afloat.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The media industry's well-documented struggles in recent years have spread to the Western Michigan University campus. If a new source of funding isn't found, both the Western Herald and WIDR-FM (89.1) could disappear from campus, said student heads of both organizations.
7:00 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Possible changes for Calhoun County parks

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How to manage endowment created by Enbridge Energy among the issues to be considered by new commission
As Calhoun County works through significant changes to its small system of county-owned parks, a new group of people will oversee the progress. The county has created a 10-member Parks and Recreation Commission to replace the parks board that had fallen under the authority of the county's Road Commission, which was eliminated in November.

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