SW Michigan

6:17 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission approves loan for Sarkozy Bakery

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Bakery will reopen on East Michigan Avenue later this year. Money comes from Small Business Revolving Loan Fund.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday approved a $40,000 loan to Sarkozy Bakery that will help the bakery reopen. Sarkozy Bakery at 335 N. Burdick St., was destroyed by fire on Feb. 25, 2012. The 34-year-old business had been a fixture in downtown Kalamazoo and had developed a following for its European-style breads, pastries, cookies and appetizers.
6:12 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Consultant says there are about 15 applicants for Portage Superintendent

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Board is expected to pick finalists for interviews March 29th.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- There are about 15 applicants so far to be the next superintendent of Portage Public Schools, and the final pool likely will have 20 to 25 candidates, said a consultant working with the school board to fill the position.
8:42 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Lake levels up slightly in February, but still below average

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Increase due to above average precipitation. But small increase doesn't diminish need for dredging harbors
Above average precipitation in February helped boost the water level of Lakes Michigan and Huron, according to the latest numbers released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. February's water level was 576.15 feet, an increase of 2 inches from January's all-time record low, according to the Corps.
8:38 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Overhaul proposed for Michigan's regulations on alcohol

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Proposed legislation would also allow liquor licenses to be transferred between contiguous counties.
A Battle Creek legislator said Monday he likes some, but not all, proposed changes to Michigan's liquor laws. State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, said a bill introduced in the Michigan Senate includes provisions to streamline liquor license transfers, which he supports, but also allows easier sales of alcohol, which he views cautiously.
8:30 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Democratic state lawmakers introduce bill to cover college tuition costs

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Democratic lawmakers say eliminating some types of tax credits would pay for plan. Republicans are skeptical.
LANSING, MI - Michigan's Senate Democrats are preparing to formally announce the reintroduction of a proposal they say is aimed at covering the costs of college tuition for state students, primarily by eliminating some types of business tax credits. The leader of the Senate Democrats - Gretchen Whitmer of East Lansing - calls it the Michigan 2020 plan.

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