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ACLU files complaint against Paw Paw schools for racially hostile environment

The ACLU filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education against Paw Paw Public Schools for a racially hostile environment.

ACLU Sues Entire School District For Being Racist AF  The Root

If racism was a school-sanctioned sport, I'd love to see the white supremacy team from Covington Catholic High School MAGAts face off against the traditional ...

Bus involved in crash in front of Paw Paw High School  WWMT-TV

PAW PAW, Mich. - Authorities are responding to a crash involving a school bus in Paw Paw Thursday morning. It happened in front of Paw Paw High School in ...

Debate over Paw Paw school mascot reignited after billboard put up on I-94  WWMT-TV

A decades long debate is reignited over a high school mascot after a billboard went up along Interstate 94 protesting the Paw Paw High School's Redskins ...

Teen had 'bomb book,' wrote about plan to shoot up Paw Paw High School

PAW PAW, MI -- Bomb recipes and threatening passages from a 15-year-old's journal were part of evidence introduced in a hearing Wednesday to determine ...

Fight Breaks Out During South Haven, Paw Paw Basketball Game  97.1 The Ticket

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (WWJ) -- Police are investigating after a brawl broke out during a high school basketball game in West Michigan Friday night. During the ...

ACLU says Walmart should pull products with Paw Paw's 'offensive' mascot

In a letter to the Walmart CEO, the ACLU of Michigan requested that any apparel with the "offensive, racial slur" Redskins should be removed from the Paw Paw ...

I-94 billboard protests school's Redskins mascot

The billboard was placed on the north side of I-94, about a half mile west of the Paw Paw exit by the Michigan Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media.

Mom of student who plotted attack running for Paw Paw School Board seat  WWMT-TV

The mother of a teenage boy who was expelled from Paw Paw High School after threatening to shoot students is running for a seat on the school board.Karissa ...

Karsen Barnhart joins U-M's 'Great Wall' offensive line signing class

The Paw Paw offensive lineman signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play for Michigan.

Teen sentenced to treatment after threat that closed Paw Paw schools

PAW PAW, MI -- A 15-year-old who pleaded guilty to two counts related to alleged threats that caused the closure of Paw Paw schools was sentenced to a ...

Michigan ACLU Files Complaint Against Local School District Alleging a 'Hostile Racial Climate'  Atlanta Black Star

The American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan has taken aim at a school district in Paw Paw, Michigan, over numerous incidents of racial discrimination. ACLU ...

Paw Paw High School student arrested; district closed on Monday due to threat  WWMT-TV

UPDATE at 12:15 a.m. -- Investigators found guns at the home of a Paw Paw High School student who allegedly threatened to shoot up the high school.All Paw ...

School bus driver ticketed for crash in Paw Paw  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

PAW PAW, Mich. - A school bus driver was ticketed Thursday morning after a crash in Paw Paw. A spokesperson with the Van Buren County Sheriff's office says ...

Teen who plotted attack on Paw Paw school expelled  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

PAW PAW, Mich. - A teen who plotted attacks on Paw Paw High School has been expelled. The school board voted unanimously to expel the 15-year-old at a ...

Charges added to Paw Paw teen accused of threatening high school  WWMT-TV

New charges were filed Thursday against the 15-year-old boy accused of plotting a mass shooting at Paw Paw High School.Investigators say the teen sawed off ...

Michigan commit Karsen Barnhart goes from small town to the Big House

The Paw Paw native picked Michigan over offers from 15 other Division-I programs.

Teen to be charged as juvenile in threat that closed Paw Paw schools

Witnesses described the steps leading up to the arrest of the teen ccused of making threats that closed Paw Paw schools.

A Kent County school considers ditching Confederate mascot  Michigan Radio

A West Michigan school district is considering changing its mascot name to distance itself from Confederate imagery. The Godfrey Lee Public School District.

Teen charged in connection to threat made against Paw Paw school

Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott said the teen might have followed through with his plan had authorities not received a tip.

School threat suspect to be treated as juvenile

PAW PAW, Mich. (WOOD) — A judge has ruled that a 15-year-old who allegedly planned to attack his school and then changed his mind will be designated as a ...

Police Report: Underwear photo and taunting may have inspired foiled Paw Paw school threat  WWMT-TV

A newly released police reports detail the suspected motives of a 15-year old student who is facing multiple charges as a juvenile after the threat against Paw ...

15-year-old Paw Paw boy accused of plotting school attack to be tried as a juvenile  WWMT-TV

The 15-year-old accused of planning a mass shooting at Paw Paw High School will be prosecuted as a juvenile.A Van Buren County judge denied the ...

Vote for the Kalamazoo-area high school basketball Player of the Week

See the area's top performers from the first full basketball week of 2019, then vote for the Player of the Week.

Billboard on I-94 protests Redskins mascot at Michigan high school  WXYZ Detroit

A billboard on I-94 in Kalamazoo County is protesting the mascot of a high school in West Michigan.

New blood in Van Buren County's District 5  Herald Palladium

PAW PAW — Two newcomers are competing for the two-year term representing District 5 on the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners.

Michigan teen sentenced in mass school shooting plot  WNEM Saginaw

A15-year-old Michigan teen who pleaded guilty to plotting a mass shooting at Paw Paw High School in mid-March will spend the next year in a residential ...

Paw Paw remains the 'Redskins,' but it suffered on way to that decision

PAW PAW, MI -- The Paw Paw Public Schools Board of Education decided Wednesday that the district will continue to use the name Redskins. But the ...

Threat closes Paw Paw Schools Monday | News  WTVB

PAW PAW, MI (WKZO AM/FM) - Paw Paw Public School officials sent out a Tweet and a robo-call Sunday evening notifying students and staff that they need not ...

2018 Chronology  Herald Palladium

January. Jan. 2 — Wayne Labins, 52, of Berrien Springs sentenced in Berrien Trial Court to 25-75 years in prison for sexual assault against girl, 6. He had been ...

Meet Paw Paw's Luke Toliver, an MHSAA record holder and lights-out shooter

Get to know Paw Paw's sharp-shooting guard, who set a MHSAA single-game record by making 29 of 32 free throws.

'Redskins' name draws passionate 'nays' and 'yeas' at Paw Paw HS meeting

The gathering at Paw Paw High School was the second of two intended to help board members decide whether the name should be changed.

Peat announces candidacy for VB board  Herald Palladium

PAW PAW — Paw Paw-area resident Randall Peat will run for Van Buren County's District 5 commission seat, he told the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

Parents turn in son after he admitted to high school shooting plot  WNEM Saginaw

Two Michigan parents turned their son over to authorities after they say he confessed to planning a school shooting.

Gobles High School students shine in 2018 'Golden Dreams' prom

The Gobles High School prom was Saturday, May 12 at the Lynx Golf Club in Otsego.

BREAKING: Officer-involved shooting sparks lockdown at Mattawan Schools  WWMT-TV

UPDATE (9:25 A.M.) - All three suspects are now in custody, according to police.Paw Paw High School has ended their precautionary lockdown, per the school's ...

Kalamazoo Growlers pitcher reaches lifelong dream with D-I baseball offer

Paw Paw native Jeff Burch will join the WMU baseball team after spending the summer with the Growlers.

Study: Michigan schools 5th highest in nation for threats since Parkland shooting  WNEM Saginaw

A new study reveals Michigan schools have some the highest rates of reported threats following the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

'Redskins' controversy returns to Paw Paw  Herald Palladium

PAW PAW — There will be more than wine at the Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival this weekend.

The debate about Native mascots gets heated in Paw Paw  south west michigan

The issue of changing the Redskins mascot in Paw Paw has escalated since last August when the new superintendent, Sonia Lark, was asked to investigate the ...

Anguished mom recounts the true toll of addiction  Herald Palladium

SOUTH HAVEN — The keynote speaker of Van Buren County's Sobriety Court ceremony was not a judge, a doctor, a therapist, a graduate.

Potawatomi group protests Paw Paw mascot  WWMT-TV

PAW PAW, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Paw Paw High School currently has the Redskins as their mascot, but a group of local Native Americans is working to ...

A Closer Look: Michigan Football's 2019 Recruiting Class  Michigan Journal

The University of Michigan football team is known as the winningest program in all of college sports with 944 program wins under its belt and they do not look to ...

Kalamazoo Central celebrates 2018 prom in 'Glitz and Glamour' style

The Kalamazoo Central High School prom was Saturday, April 21 at The Fountains in Parchment.

Missing Paw Paw man's body found by police  WZZM

Michigan State police have located the body of an 18-year-old man that they say disappeared Friday, April 14.

Student awarded Critical Language Scholarship to study in Japan | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A Western Michigan University student from Paw Paw is in Hikone, Japan, studying Japanese thanks to a U.S. Department of State ...

Arbor Financial Credit Union announces winners of 2018 Community Scholarship

KALAMAZOO, MI (June 14, 2018) — Arbor Financial Credit Union is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2018 Arbor Financial Community Scholarship.

Ahead of Fourth of July, Schuette drops doody with Native American mascots opinion  Detroit Metro Times

Ahead of what many consider to be a likely 2018 gubernatorial bid, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has been seemingly at work trying to win...

Michigan school threats: These kids have been accused  Detroit Free Press

More than 100 false threats have been made to schools across southeast Michigan since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in ...

Kalamazoo Central wins first 2018 Prom of the Week for Kalamazoo area

Kalamazoo Central High School's 18817 votes landed its prom in first place with over 50 percent of the vote.

Paw Paw attorney announces candidacy for judge  Fox17

PAW PAW, Mich. -- Cirilo Martinez, a Van Buren County attorney and 1992 Paw Paw High School graduate, Saturday morning officially announced his ...

Van Buren County public officials accused of tampering with campaign signs

A police report was filed against two Van Buren County officials for allegedly removing a campaign sign that they said shouldn't have even been there.

Death of volunteer firefighter, student adds to pain of shaken Van Buren Co. community  WWMT-TV

MATTAWAN, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A young man's sudden death is adding to the pain of a community already shaken by tragedy this year.18-year-old ...

Driver killed in Paw Paw crash ID'd by police as Emily Lauer, 18  Kalamazoo Gazette -

PAW PAW, MI – A teen killed Sunday in a rollover crash that injured two passengers in her car was a Paw Paw High School graduate who was in her first year at ...

Paw Paw still searching for next boys soccer coach

PAW PAW, MI – There is less than a month until practice starts for the 2017 boys soccer season, and Paw Paw High School is still searching for its next coach.

Dangerous intersection? State officials to review road safety in front of Paw Paw High School  Kalamazoo Gazette -

PAW PAW — Mary Springer has reason to worry every school day between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m.. When school lets out at Paw Paw High School, her sons are ...

Van Buren County officials, state Rep. Beth Griffin sworn in at ceremony

The ceremony featured special guests and a musical performance.

Funeral arrangements set for Michael Carr, victim of fatal motorcycle crash in Oshtemo

Michael Carr, a Paw Paw High School graduate, studied at Southwest Michigan College and Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Orlando, according to his ...

UNOH Men's Basketball Announces First Wave Of 2018-19 Recruiting Class  Victory Sports Network

Head coach Caleb Williams has announced his first full incoming recruiting class after finishing his first season at the helm of the Northwestern...

Detroit area police probe school threat surge  The Detroit News

Local police departments are scrambling to respond to a flurry of school threats in the wake of last month's mass shooting at a Florida high school.

Central Michigan football coach John Bonamego built 'foundation' in Lawrence corn fields, Paw Paw football field

Bonamego spent a lot of his childhood in Lawrence and graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1982. He spent 16 years in the NFL as a coordinator for some ...

WMU's Mitchell is college football's oldest player and one of its best punters

Western Michigan punter Derrick Mitchell (39) punts the ball during the game between Western Michigan and Akron on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at Waldo Stadium ...

Newsweek list of top high schools includes Portage Central, Paw Paw  The Kalamazoo Gazette

Portage Central and Paw Paw are the Kalamazoo-area buildings that made Newsweek's 2014 list of top high schools in the country.

Schools in Mattawan, Portage and Vicksburg ranked in top 10 percent of schools statewide  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Seven public schools in the Kalamazoo area, including two in Mattawan, were ranked in the top 10 percent of Michigan public schools in terms of academic ...

For 45th season, Paw Paw Village Players revisit 'The Music Man'  Mlive Kalamazoo

It's a timeless theme, "the community looking out for the well-being of their children -- we still see the concerns about the youth of today," Craig said. Many are ...

Paw Paw seeking coaching candidates for varsity football

Paw Paw has been one of the best teams in the Kalamazoo area, compiling a 50-19 record the past eight season. (MLive File Photo). By Justin Dacey | MLive.

Attorney General says "no" to keeping money from schools with Native American mascots  Michigan Radio

The use of Native American logos and images for school mascots is once again in the spotlight. On Thursday the Michigan Attorney General weighed in on.

Investigation continues into accidental shooting of Ryan Tapper of Paw Paw  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what happened last week in the moments before Ryan Tapper was killed in an accidental shooting at a ...

'This is for her': Paw Paw softball team coming together after coach's mother loses battle with cancer

Paw Paw's Melissa Bradley (8) talks with Paw Paw's Head Coach Britney Reist against the Gull Lake Blue Devils at Gull Lake High School in Richland, MI on ...

The Paw Paw bride wore white, the tractor was green  Kalamazoo Gazette -

It' not unusual to see tractors and farm vehicles trek east or west on Paw Paw Road, but Chad Terry suspected something was up when he noticed neighbor ...

Miss, Mr. Heart of Blossomtime crowned  Herald Palladium

ST. JOSEPH — Paw Paw resident Amanda Loehrs was crowned 2018 Miss Heart of Blossomtime earlier this month at St. Joseph High School.

Marcellus teen represents Heart of Blossomtime  Herald Palladium

ST. JOSEPH — Allison Ives of Marcellus will represent her community in the Blossomtime Festival as the 2017 Miss Heart of Blossomtime.

Southgate superintendent to retire Dec. 31 | News  Southgate News Herald

It's been more than 40 years since Leslie Hainrihar-Chretien started her career in education. At the end of the calendar year, she'll call it a career, again.

Van Buren County Judge William C. Buhl retiring after 36 years on the bench  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Special to the Gazette / Shawano ClearyVan Buren County Circuit Judge William C. Buhl sings "A Celebration of Christmas" with the Paw Paw Community ...

Jason Babin, former WMU football player, released by Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars have cut ties with former Western Michigan University football player Jason Babin.

Local tribe working to make sure money isn't obstacle in school mascot debate  Michigan Radio

Many schools in Michigan have grappled with whether they should dump Native American mascots and nicknames. Plenty of things can stand in the way: history ...

State board, Dept. of Ed look to end racist mascots  Michigan Radio

The Michigan State Board of Education is trying to pressure schools to drop team mascots and nicknames that are offensive to Native American tribes. The.

WMU football team's 27-year-old freshman Derrick Mitchell brings loose attitude to life after professional baseball

Mitchell, 27, is now a walk-on freshman on the Western Michigan University football team after spending the last nine years pursuing his dream of playing in ...

Western Michigan football team's 28-year-old kicker Derrick Mitchell excited for starting role

Broncos coach P.J. Fleck said the job of kicking off is Mitchell's to lose after former kickoff specialist Brett Scanlon transferred to Michigan State in the offseason.

Where Are They Now: Don Moorhead - University of Michigan Athletics  MGoBlue

Oct. 26, 2011 By Bruce Madej When Bo Schembechler came to Michigan as head coach in 1969, the Wolverines became known for their ferocious line play on ...

Paw Paw's Jay Doll named Kalamazoo Gazette 2014 Offensive Football Player of the Year


Sixteen Muslim men say Brose Jefferson forced them to choose between their religion and their jobs  Michigan Radio

Sixteen Muslim men are suing Brose Jefferson auto supplier in Warren for religious discrimination. They say they "involuntarily resigned" after their.

Students win $600K in art scholarships | 2017-05-26 | Grand Rapids Business Journal

A group of teens in the region recently won $600000 total in scholarships to six Midwest art institutions. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, or KIA, hosted its 36th ...

Suspect's mother, victim's brother testify at Adam Shigwadja trial

On Wednesday, Judge Lightvoet heard testimony from four witnesses, including the victim's brother and neighbor, a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety ...

Young mother Amanda Marks of Mattawan dies after suffering stroke

Amanda Marks was living a perfect life, her mother said. The 30-year-old Mattawan resident had a husband and 8-month-old son she adored, a job in the family ...

Stephen Zegree, beloved former WMU music professor, honored at memorial service

On Friday, hundreds of alumni, professors, former students, colleagues and jazz admirers attended Stephen Zegree's memorial *service* Saturday to celebrate his ...

13 On Your Sidelines - Week 9 results

Find highlights, scores and photos here from all the Week 9 action as 13 On Your Sidelines continues the 2016 season.

MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette prep football preview notes: Lawrence hopes to rejuvenate program in 8-player model

LAWRENCE, MI – Cody Caswell was perhaps a bit skeptical of 8-man football at first, like many people seem to be. The Lawrence High School football coach ...

WMU recognizes 2016-17 Presidential Scholars | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Fifty students in Western Michigan University's 5,900-member senior class were named a 2017 Presidential Scholar. The annual ...

Kalamazoo Growlers open home schedule in 'great environment,' but fall to Battle Creek Bombers

Growlers fall to 0-4 on the season, but an attendance of 4510 Friday was the best home-opening crowd in the Northwoods League this season.

ASU football: Taking a look at who’s been offered in the 2019 class

When colleges are offering players, it can be hard to keep track of who's on the board. As of April 16, here is a list of all players in the 2019 class that have been ...

The birth of the artist  Midland Daily News

In 1984 Charles Breed ran for president of the United States on the Mobiusian Ticket (later changed to the Equiline Party) championing equal representation of ...

Sterling Heights voters to decide state, county primary races  C&G Newspapers

In the Sentry's coverage area, voters will choose party candidates for multiple county and state races during the Aug. 2 primary election. Profiles appear only for ...

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