Kalamazoo City Budget
12:06 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell says state's funding of cities needs to change

Bobby Hopewell - file photo

The city of Kalamazoo has a public hearing scheduled for Monday December 17th regarding the budget for fiscal year 2013. The city’s schedule calls for the spending plan to be adopted January 7th. WMUK’s Gordon Evans spoke with Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell. Hopewell calls it “a holding pattern budget” because fourth quarter financial reports will tell the city how much its early retirement program has affected the bottom line. He says the city also has to adjust to the state’s recent actions to phase out the personal property tax. 

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WMU President John Dunn
9:02 am
Wed December 19, 2012

WMU President John Dunn discusses East campus, security and more

John Dunn File Photo
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University President John Dunn sat down on Tuesday with WMUK’s Gordon Evans and Mlive/Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Ursula Zerilli to discuss a wide range of issues. 

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Kalamazoo Promise
10:24 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Communities in Schools President calls Kalamazoo Promise "game changing"

Dan Cardinali

The President of the national group Communities in Schools says the Kalamazoo Promise is potentially “a game changer.” 

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President visits Michigan
8:42 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Plainwell Economic Development official discusses meeting with President Obama

When President Obama visited the Detroit area on Monday (NPR story here), a small group of people from around the state met with him briefly. Among them was the city of Plainwell’s Downtown and Economic Manager Emilie Schada.

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WMU East Campus
8:33 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Western Michigan University to renovate East Hall, other east campus buildings will be demolished

East Hall

Western Michigan University officials say they plan to focus their preservation efforts on East Campus on renovating East Hall. 

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