SW Michigan

3:02 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Supreme Court: Michigan Affirmative Action Ban Constitutional

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The court's decision overturns a U.S. Sixth Circuit Court ruling from last year.
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigans state-run universities. The justices, voting 6-2, today said the ballot measure was a legitimate ban on racial discrimination. A federal appeals court had said Michigan unconstitutionally stripped racial minorities of their rights.
7:33 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Mulally to Step Down as Ford CEO Later This Year

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Exact date of change isn't known
Ford Motor Co., the second-largest U.S. automaker, will soon name Mark Fields its next chief executive officer and reveal when current CEO Alan Mulally will retire from the company he is credited with saving, according to two people familiar with the pending announcement.
7:16 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Three Bears go on exhibit at Binder Park Zoo

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The bears arrived at the zoo in 2012
More than a year's worth of effort culminated on Monday afternoon with some enthusiastic tree climbing.
7:13 am
Tue April 22, 2014

1% Raises Approved for Kalamazoo City Attorney, Clerk and Internal Auditor

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Commission appointees will also receive a lump-sum payment
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday unanimously approved 1 percent raises and 1.5 percent lump-sum payments for the city attorney, clerk and internal auditor. The city's non-employee union group last received a lump-sum payment of 0.5% in October 2012 and a 1 percent raise effective January 2013, but city commission appointees were not included.
7:09 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Kalamazoo Water, Wastewater Rates Could Rise by June

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Residents in the city could see rates go up 5%, customers outside the city would see a 4% increase
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Water and wastewater rates for Kalamazoo customers could rise by June. City commissioners held the first readings of two resolutions Monday that call for water and wastewater rates to go up.

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