SW Michigan

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2:24 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Red Cross of West Michigan Sends Volunteers To Three States

Credit WMUK

The American Red Cross of West Michigan is sending volunteers to Arkansas, Kansas, and Mississippi to assist in disaster relief efforts. In a statement released earlier today, the organization has selected nine volunteers from the areas of Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Traverse City to the three states, which saw severe tornadoes and flooding earlier this week. Last month, the Red Cross of West Michigan sent 65 local volunteers to assist in relief efforts in Newaygo after floods hit the area.

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10:35 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Coalition of Businesses Urges Ban on Discrimination Against Gay People

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Lawmakers are considering a revision of the state's Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act
LANSING - Ten employers in Michigan have teamed up to push lawmakers to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state's civil rights protections. Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1976 prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status, or marital status, but not sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
10:28 am
Thu May 1, 2014

New Ford CEO to Take Over July 1

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Alan Mulally stepping down after eight years as company's CEO
Dearborn — Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally will retire July 1 and the company's No. 2 executive Mark Fields will take the helm, the Dearborn automaker announced Thursday.
7:13 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Options Unveiled for Battle Creek's Festival Market Square

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Site outside Kellogg Arena will be an outdoor event space
Architects unveiled three potential schemes for Festival Market Square that would reconfigure the area into an events and gathering space in downtown Battle Creek. Michael VanSchelven, senior project designer at Grand Rapids-based Integrated Architecture, explained the designs during a public session Wednesday.
7:09 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Kalamazoo Officials Explore Possibility of Year-Round Farmers Market

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People's Food Co-Op is in second year operating market
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Farmers Market opens for the season Saturday, but local officials are looking beyond this year at how the market can best accommodate its growing customer base in the future. "With all the excitement building around town around local food, it's a great time to engage with the market and we're taking ideas," said Chris Broadbent, market manager.

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