SW Michigan

2:07 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Some Southwest Michigan districts nearing limit on cancellations

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Schools are allowed up to six "snow days." Kalamazoo has used four, Portage two, so far.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- If we get hit by another round of severe weather this school year, some Kalamazoo-area districts may have to add days to their school calendar. But districts haven't run out of snow days yet.
SW Michigan
2:02 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

State fairground redevelopment plan questioned

Former NBA star Magic Johnson
Credit Chris McCarus / Michigan Now

Former NBA superstar Magic Johnson and a family friend from Lansing have the only plan being considered by state authorities for the former state fairgrounds in Detroit. They’re confident their plan will help the community. But, as Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus reports, some people in that community disagree. They say close to half of the land would be turned into parking lots. A group called Growtown wants the area used for energy and urban agriculture projects instead.

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8:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Expansion expected to bring 90 jobs to Mendon

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International Automotive Components currently has about 800 employees in Mendon.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BY JEF RIETSMA SPECIAL TO MLIVE MENDON, MI - International Automotive Components, the largest employer in Mendon, is expected to increase its workforce by more than 10 percent over the next two years, a company official said. The addition of more than 90 new jobs is part of a 30,000-square-foot expansion at IAC.
7:37 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Local governments redesigning websites

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Government sites becoming more interactive, including more options to pay bills and look at records.
BRIDGMAN - Those modern, state-of-the-art, cutting-edge websites local municipalities used to boast about aren't looking so modern, state-of-the-art and cutting edge these days.
6:56 am
Mon January 28, 2013

New trustees begin roles on university boards

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New Western Michigan University trustee Michelle Crumm says she was surprised to be asked by Governor Snyder to serve on the board.
When Michelle Crumm's phone rang last fall, she thought it was just another robo-call from a politician in an election season full of such calls. But it wasn't. The caller left her a message, asking her to call Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's office.

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