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2 hrs ago | MLive.com

Lumberjacks announce Affiliate and Initial Protected Lists for 2014-15 season

Following the recent completion of Tryout Camp in June and arrival of the United States Hockey League's deadline to submit an initial protected roster and affiliate list for the upcoming 2014-15 season, the Muskegon Lumberjacks have announced their initial 28-man protected roster that features a total of 17 players that played in the USHL during ... (more)

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Related Topix: Muskegon, MI, Clarkston, MI

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

How a San Antonio homebuilder broke into the Houston market

Homebuilding is a competitive field, especially in the Houston area. Getting the green light to build in the hottest master-planned communities can be tricky, especially if you are new to the market.

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14 hrs ago | MLive.com

People on The Move in Kalamazoo -- July 10, 2014

People on The Move announces the new title or working role of local people moving from one paid position to another.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Portage, MI, Medicine, Surgery, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Wed Jul 09, 2014

MLive.com

Portage council sets special meeting Thursday to discuss consolidated dispatch

The Portage City Council has scheduled a 4 p.m. Thursday special meeting at City Hall to discuss a draft proposal for a consolidated dispatch system in Kalamazoo County.

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Related Topix: Portage, MI, Kalamazoo County, MI, Kalamazoo, MI

MLive.com

Miller Energy Criterium a fast-paced bicycle race event that welcomes ...

The ninth annual Miller Energy Criterium will be held at Western Michigan University's Business Technology and Research Park on Saturday.

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MLive.com

Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center names Jay Maddock executive director

Maddock has served as the organization's program director since October 2012, coordinating multiple programming and service initiatives.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Gay/Lesbian

MLive.com

Kalamazoo Blues Fest, Fontana Summer Fest and more in this weekend's Top 5

A series of intriguing music events -- from traditional Russian folk and classical to contemporary jazz to loads of blues -- will give people plenty to hear this weekend.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Blues, Augusta, MI, Entertainment

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Canada.com

Former head of Vancouver Island honey bee farm stung by B.C. Supreme Court

A honey bee feeds on honey at one of the hives newly located at Western Michigan University's Colony Farm Orchard in an undated photo.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Michigan

Daily Kos

MI-06: clearest Climate Change contest of cycle; Clements' principles & our interests

The purest and clearest Climate Change contest of the cycle is in southwest Michigan's 6th district, where House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton-- who has an abysmal lifetime Global Warming crucial vote score of 1.39 and who was dubbed the #1 biggest threat to planet Earth on planet Earth by the L.A. Times-- is fighting off a ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Fred Upton, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Activism

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Star Tribune

Review: 'Strange Love,' by Lisa Lenzo

The linked stories in "Strange Love" are all told by Annie Zito, a single mother who lives near Saugatuck, Mich., studies creative writing at Western Michigan University, drives a bus, writes fiction and makes one good-faith effort after another to find the right guy and be a well, satisfied, she concludes when one of the more likely candidates ... (more)

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Related Topix: Saugatuck, MI, Entertainment

Thu Jul 03, 2014

MLive.com

Pepsi challenge accepted: Coke out, Pepsi in at Western Michigan University

As of August, Western Michigan University will be serving Pepsi Co. products throughout its campus, including in its Bernhard Center, Fieldhouse and at sporting events, a university spokeswoman said.

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MLive.com

People on The Move in Kalamazoo -- July 3, 2014

People on The Move announces the new title or working role of local people moving from one paid position to another.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, University of Arkansas, Portage, MI, Olivet College

The Detroit News

Grapevine: Tim Allen crashes local open mic night

Comedian Tim Allen highjacked the open mic night at Mark Ridley's Comedy Club in Royal Oak Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Tim Allen, Michigan

Wed Jul 02, 2014

MLive.com

Cooley Law School cost-cutting plan will not affect affiliation with Western Michigan University

Thomas A. Cooley Law School's restructuring plan - which will include layoffs and a decision not to enroll any first year students at its Ann Arbor campus in the fall -- will not affect its affiliation with Western Michigan University, a WMU spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

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Perils of middle-age dating at heart of Michigan writer Lisa...

Lisa Lenzo's new collection 'Strange Love,' from Wayne State University Press, focuses on the perils of dating in middle age for divorced mom Annie Zito.

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Related Topix: Wayne State University, Saugatuck, MI, Entertainment

Mon Jun 30, 2014

MLive.com

Kalamazoo overhauls Phoenix High School in hopes of improving enrollment, student success

For years, Kalamazoo Public Schools has seen a steady stream of its high school students transfer to alternative education programs elsewhere in the county.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Education Etc., Portage, MI, Comstock, MI

Sun Jun 29, 2014

MLive.com

WMU hockey program to hire Providence assistant Ben Barr as associate head coach

The Western Michigan University hockey program will hire Providence College assistant coach Ben Barr as an associate head coach, the school announced Sunday.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Providence College

Sat Jun 28, 2014

MLive.com

Michigan United, families in Kalamazoo rally for immigration reform

A slight drizzle of rain may have dampened the turnout but it didn't drown out the passionate voices of dozens of activists on Saturday at an immigration reform rally in downtown Kalamazoo.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Fred Upton, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

MLive.com

2014 Irish Fest: 'Love it. ... We have Irish culture, we have people, we have drinks'

As a history professor in Illinois, David Perry has been in Kalamazoo many times for the annual conference on medieval studies at Western Michigan University.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, us Travel, Travel, Dominican University, Athens, MI

Fri Jun 27, 2014

MLive.com

Watch unsuspecting WMU football coach P.J. Fleck get soaked in ice water for #Chillin4Charity

The second-year Western Michigan University football coach was catching some sun rays by the pool Friday when a friend caught him by surprise and tossed a bucket of ice cold water on him to complete the #Chillin4Charty Kay Yow cancer fundraiser.

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