SW Michigan

6:18 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Kalamazoo County DHS Director Says Agency is on Right Path Despite Deficit

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County Human Services Director says progress is being made to ensure proper care of children
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Despite the Kalamazoo County Department of Human Services projecting to end 2014 with a $15,000 deficit, its director says the agency is on the path to financial recovery after needing two emergency cash infusions earlier this year to fund its childcare placements.
8:50 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

National Poll Indicates Tighter Race for Governor, but Other Surveys Show Snyder Holding Lead

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Various political websites have the Michigan governor's race as "Leans Republican" or "Toss up"
LANSING, MI -- A new national poll shows the gap between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and challenger former Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer may be closing. The poll, conducted for NBC News, shows that, if the election were held today, 46 percent of registered voters would back Snyder, while 44 percent would vote for Schauer.
8:45 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

New Poll Shows Amash Maintaining Lead over Ellis in Congressional Primary

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Survey by Grand Rapids-based Strategic National similar to other independent polls of race
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - With three weeks to go before the August primary, challenger Brian Ellis faces an upward battle against U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, should new poll numbers verify. The poll, conducted by Grand Rapids-based Strategic National, shows 47 percent of likely primary voters would choose Amash, while about 24 percent would back Ellis - a 23 point lead.
8:38 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Public Can Meet Candidates at Kalamazoo Gazette This Week

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Candidates in contested primaries have been invited
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo Gazette is hosting primary candidates for county and state races during meet the candidates night events on Wednesday and Thursday. The event for candidates seeking state office will be held at the Kalamazoo Gazette hub, 306 S. Kalamazoo Mall, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
8:34 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Baby Giraffes on Display for First Time at Binder Park Zoo

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Giraffes were born June 12
One monkey, two giraffes, two guinea hogs: The animal family at Binder Park Zoo is growing this year. The zoo announced Tuesday that two baby giraffes - Kitovu, a female born June 12, and Hulka, a male born June 16 - were out in public view for the first time.

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