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7:41 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Wenke Goes Libertarian in State Senate Race

Credit WMUK

The Republican primary in the state Senate district that includes Kalamazoo County this August is suddenly a lot smaller. Former state representative and Kalamazoo County commissioner Lorence Wenke says he's dropping his primary bid. But he's not out of the race. The Gongwer News Service reported late Friday that Wenke plans to run as the Libertarian Party's candidate instead.

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5:19 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Locked Out Memphis Kellogg Workers Rally in Battle Creek

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About 20 employees asked the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a $15-million grant. That's the amount they say they workers are missing from lost wages and the cost of being locked out.
Kellogg workers seek $15 million Kellogg Co. employees from Memphis embroiled in a labor dispute are seeking a $15 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to assist them and their families with the hardships of being locked A link to this page will be included in your message.
3:28 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

US 131-Stadium Drive Work Starts Monday

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This year MDOT says work will include major improvement of the intersection of Stadium and Drake Road.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Michigan Department of Transportation officials hosted an open house Thursday to address any last minute concerns local residents may have before work begins Monday on a $21.5 million reconstruction of the U.S. 131 interchange at Stadium Drive.
1:28 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Comstock Township Supervisor Files Appeal Against Recall Petition

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Ann Nieuwenhuis says petition contains language that is not factual
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Comstock Township Supervisor Ann Nieuwenhuis filed an appeal Thursday against a petition to recall her approved by the Kalamazoo County Election Commission last week. The commission -- comprised of county Clerk Tim Snow, Circuit Court Judge Stephen Gorsalitz, and county Treasurer Mary Balkema -- approved a petition to recall Nieuwenhuis on April 14.
8:23 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Bolger Wants Contribution From Unions for Detroit "Grand Bargain"

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In interview, House Speaker from Marshall says other parties are at table, unions need to be there too
Dome: "Where did the idea of Unions contributing to the pension bailout come from?"Speaker Bolger: "Last week I restated my longstanding request that the unions join us at the table to help resolve the bankruptcy in Detroit. I am limited somewhat by what I can talk about from private conversations.

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